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Latest Episodes

Avoiding Discrimination- Where is the Diversity & Inclusion Training?
June 25, 2020

The conversation continues since the last episode on Racial Bias in the Workplace.  We’re going to discuss avoiding discrimination and signs to look for that your organization needs diversity and inclusion training. First,

Racial Bias In The Workplace
June 12, 2020

Traditionally, workplace policies are made by individuals that don't reflect the diversity of the organization. For example, policies may not address racial bias, workplace equity, or the consequences of an employee demonstrating bias or discrimination...

Dealing With Change – How Stoicism Can Help
May 27, 2020

With the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the globe, everyone is dealing with change in one way or another.  Students are adjusting to online classes as elementary schools to colleges are closed.  Sports fans are watching reruns of classics instead of attend...

How to Engage Your Employees in 5 Easy Steps
May 14, 2020

During any time of uncertainty, it is a good idea to boost morale around the workplace. Promote positive energy with your workers. One of the best ways to help improve performance is to think about how to promote high levels of employee engagement.

Managing Workplace Change & Remote Workers
April 30, 2020

Managing workplace change and dealing with change is tough, especially if you're new to remote work. In this episode, we discuss what a robust employee engagement plan looks like for business when dealing with change,

A Post Coronavirus View of the Hospitality Industry With Giovanni Prada
April 12, 2020

The future of the hospitality industry will bring many unprecedented changes. Giovanni Prada (Corporate Director of Integrated Marketing at PHG) and host Dr. Ryan Giffen discuss the future of the hospitality industry. A focus on consumer behavior,

Special Report – COVID19 and the American Workplace Mandated Sick Pay and Wages
March 26, 2020

If you work for a small employer, you may not be entitled to received Paid Sick Leave under the new Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Conversely, small employers must understand how to mitigate their liability should they choose not to provide ...

Special Report – CoronaVirus Response Act is Law | How to Manage Remote Workers
March 19, 2020

President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Response Act on March 18, 2020. The law becomes effective in 15-days. The Act amends and expands FMLA on a temporary basis and provides emergency paid sick leave for employers with less than 500 employe...

COVID-19 and Mandatory Benefits for Employees
March 16, 2020

The Corona Virus (COIVD-19) continues to worry employees and employers alike. The Federal Government (and some States) have issued recommendations and guidelines expecting employers to comply. The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Families Fir...

Entrepreneurship and Women in Hospitality with Laurie Gray, Founder of The Pie Bar
February 29, 2020

Around 20% of small businesses fail in their first year and 50% don’t survive past five years. Not Laurie Gray, founder of the Pie Bar in Long Beach, California. In this episode, Dr. Giffen welcomes Laurie to the studio to discuss entrepreneurship an...