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Paychex Business Series podcast

Want your business to thrive?

Join host Gene Marks for Season 3 of THRIVE, our weekly business podcast, and hear timely, targeted insights from the industry leaders, policy experts, and newsmakers at the forefront of current marketplace conditions, pending legislation, and innovations. In about 20 minutes each week, you’ll hear resourceful strategies that can help your organization navigate the dynamics of today’s business climate and THRIVE.

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Seasons
Season 3 | Episode 57
Gene Marks, conductor de On the Mark
COVID-19 Podcasts 6:53 min listen

Google Initiative and Proposed Legislation Attempt to Address Skills Gap

Business owners expressed in a survey that they consider the talent shortage among the top 3 urgent concerns — and with 11½ million open jobs, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s latest report — it’s not hard to see why. The talent shortage is real and the lack of skilled labor is to blame. This week’s “On the Mark” details how the federal government and even private industries such as Google with its $100,000 grant program are addressing the problem. Listen to the podcast.

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Season 3 | Episode 56
Spotlight on Texas
COVID-19 Podcasts 44:14 min listen

Spotlight on Texas: The State Support Your Business Can Expect (Part 2)

In this two-part special event, Gene Marks leads a roundtable discussion on the explosive business growth in Texas. In Part 2you’ll hear from our second panel of experts how current employment trends are impacting businesses across Texas, and how employers are addressing rising wages and competition. How are state agencies responding, and what resources and training programs connect job seekers and employers, or help boost retention?

Guests:  
John Scott, Texas Secretary of State
Bryan Daniel, Chairman, Texas Workforce Commission
Kathryn Hardison, Reporter, The Real Deal
Denise Hernandez, Owner, True Flavors Catering, Board Chair, San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

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If you’re like Denise and own a business heavily based in hospitality, events, or travel, download our whitepaper with research insights on innovating in today’s marketplace.

What are the top business regulations companies are facing in 2022? Read our article.

Prefer to watch this conversation online as a virtual roundtable video? Access the full dialogue, guest speaker biographies, and additional resources, when you enter your email at our Session 2 event page.  

Season 3 | Episode 55
Spotlight on Texas Special Episode
Podcasts 46:43 min listen

Spotlight on Texas: How Your Business Can Build on the Economic Boom (Part 1)

In this two-part special event, Gene Marks leads a roundtable discussion on the explosive business growth in Texas. In Part 1, our panel of trade industry and agency experts discuss what’s drawing businesses to Texas and driving its economy. How are they handling hiring, inflation, and supply chain shortages? What innovative solutions do leaders see? 
Guests include:

  • Cindy Ramos-Davidson, CEO, El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce;
  • Brandom Gengelbach, President and CEO, Ft. Worth Chamber of Commerce;
  • Geoffrey Tahuahua, President, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Texas

Los temas incluyen:

7:33 - Fast pace of TX construction, and need for workers
9:21 - Not a Great "Resignation," but “Re-Think, Re-Adapt.”
12:14 - SMBs retrained workers, who were then poached by larger companies.
13:46 - How could immigration reform help increase the pool of potential workers?
19:04 - Helping SMBs access capital through State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI)
21:55 - Value of trades in developing lucrative, lifelong skills.
24:21 - How are inflation and supply challenges impacting construction, bank loans, etc.?
28:45 - Top challenges for El Paso SMBs reflected in survey findings.
35:50 - Texas is business-friendly; top 3 net DFW transplants from LA, Chicago, NYC
40:30 - Is Texas a recession-proof state for businesses?

 

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Considering relocating your business to Texas? Grab our checklist to ensure you’ve covered your bases.

Do your employees come from multiple locations or cross state lines? Access our whitepaper for guidance on building a collaborative workforce.

Prefer to watch this conversation online as a virtual roundtable video? Access the full dialogue, guest speaker biographies, and additional resources, when you enter your email at our Session 1 event page

Season 3 | Episode 54
Gene Marks, conductor de On the Mark
COVID-19 Podcasts 8:20 min listen

Estudio: Empleadores y empleados no están en la misma sintonía en cuanto a salud mental

Más del 80 % de los empleadores encuestados afirmaron que los empleados tienen más acceso que en años anteriores a recursos de salud mental, mientras que solo el 50 % de los empleados opinan lo mismo. La disparidad entre ambas partes se mantiene en toda la encuesta. Gene Marks afirma que, sin importar las diferencias, los empresarios deben convertir a los beneficios de salud mental en una prioridad, ya que eso perjudica a los empleados y a la empresa. El podcast On the Mark de esta semana ofrece tres áreas de mejora, entre ellas la cultura del lugar de trabajo.

Season 3 | Episode 53
 Lisa Ryan, Chief Appreciation Officer of Grategy
Human Resources Podcasts 24:25 min listen

Retenga a su personal mejor calificado

Con la escasez actual de mano de obra, la retención de los empleados se ha vuelto una prioridad absoluta para la mayoría de las empresas. Escuche a Gene Marks conversar con Lisa Ryan, directora a cargo del reconocimiento de Grategy, acerca de por qué crear una cultura positiva en el lugar de trabajo es imprescindible para retener a los empleados.

Los temas incluyen:

02:18 – Learn more about Lisa’s company, Grategy
02:54 – The benefits of working for a small company
03:35 – Getting real about wages
04:56 – Hear about the THANKS process of building workplace culture
07:45 – Why performance reviews shouldn’t be once a year
10:37 – How getting to know your employees can make a difference
12:45 – Flexibility is no longer an option
20:18 – Lisa’s thoughts on benefits

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Find out more about retaining top talent during the Great Resignation.

Wondering how to prioritize employee loyalty? Find out in this article.

Season 3 | Episode 52
Marcus Tober, Senior Vice President of Enterprise Solutions at Semrush
Marketing Podcasts 29:47 min listen

Comercialización de su negocio en línea: cómo hacer que lo encuentren

¿Busca consejos sobre cómo moverse por el mercado digital? Escuche nuestra conversación con Marcus Tober, vicepresidente sénior de soluciones empresariales de Semrush, quien nos explica cómo, con el conocimiento, los socios y el plan adecuados, usted puede hacer que su sitio web se destaque y ayudar a que las personas encuentren su empresa en línea.

Los temas incluyen:

00:46 - Background on Semrush and its offerings
04:07 - How to promote video content in search
06:37 - Strategy for SEO and keyword searching
10:21 - How to best utilize Semrush
12:58 - Localized search results
18:57 - Is working with an agency the right choice?
22:32 - Paid search vs. organic search
27:14 - The future in SEO

Looking for more information about online marketing? Find out how to compete online in this podcast episode.

Season 3 | Episode 51
Gene Marks, conductor de On the Mark
Finance, Funding Podcasts 9:48 min listen

Los datos indican que las pequeñas empresas no pueden acceder a los préstamos tradicionales. Estas son seis alternativas

Las pequeñas empresas tuvieron dificultades para conseguir la aprobación de los préstamos por los bancos tradicionales en 2021, ya que solo el 14.7 % lo logró, a pesar de que el 85 % de ellas enfrentó problemas económicos. El conductor Gene Marks ofrece los pros y los contras de seis fuentes de financiación alternativas, incluidos prestamistas en línea, préstamos de la SBA respaldados por el gobierno, anticipos comerciales, tarjetas de crédito y más. Escuche el episodio de esta semana del podcast On the Mark para obtener más información.

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Season 3 | Episode 50
Jennifer Christie, Chief People Officer at Bolt
Podcasts 31:07 min listen

Semana laboral de 4 días: Un estudio de caso sobre cómo trabajar con más inteligencia, no con más esfuerzo

En Bolt, la empresa ha implementado una semana laboral de 4 días, y todos desde directivos hasta empleados de atención al público han disfrutado de una mayor productividad y equilibrio entre vida laboral y personal. En este episodio, Jennifer Christie, directora de personal de Bolt, explica cómo idearon esta estrategia, pusieron a prueba el programa y establecieron las prioridades y los procesos correctos para hacerlo realidad. Es una lección invaluable sobre por qué es tan importante centrarse en los resultados y no solo en las horas, y hacer que el tiempo invertido en descansar y recargarse de energía sea tan significativo como el tiempo que dedica a su trabajo.

Los temas incluyen los siguientes:

0:32 -Jennifer’s HR expertise and basics about Bolt
3:08 - Bolt's workforce operations during and post-pandemic
4:17 - Bolt's approach to working from home
7:25- How Bolt implemented 4-day work weeks
11:22- Flexibility needed for customer-facing roles
13:44- How have 4-day weeks impacted time off for employees?
15:35 – Pursuing buy-in from senior managers, business owners
19:42 - How Bolt’s 4-day week pilot took shape
25:32 - How exceptions to the new norm are handled
27:50 - How did different worker generations respond to 4-day weeks?
 

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Flexible schedules are more important than ever in balancing work from home culture and the stress associated with it. Find out what we learned when we surveyed more than 1,300 workers around this topic.

Read more about managing and improving productivity in the modern, flexible workplace.

Season 3 | Episode 49
Gene Marks, conductor de On the Mark
Retirement Podcasts 9:45 min listen

Un paso más cerca de ayudar a asegurar una jubilación mejor financiada

Si su empresa aprovechó la Ley SECURE original al establecer un plan de jubilación en el lugar de trabajo, Gene Marks, conductor de On the Mark y CPA, explica cómo la Ley SECURE 2.0 podría brindar más oportunidades, de ser aprobada. El episodio de esta semana incluye detalles sobre el aumento de los créditos fiscales para los empleadores, así como la forma en que los empleados pueden destinar contribuciones a la deuda de préstamos estudiantiles y tomar las distribuciones requeridas a una edad mayor. Tómese unos minutos para escuchar el podcast.

Season 3 | Episode 48
Debbie Pflieger, Americas Financial Services Tax Principal, Information Reporting and Withholding Services Leader, EY
Podcasts 28:28 min listen

Todo sobre el formulario 1099: comprenda sus requisitos de declaración de impuestos

If there’s one thing your business can count on, it’s taxes. Given IRS requirements to report any non-wage income on various 1099 forms, Debbie Pflieger, an EY Americas Financial Services Tax Principal, Information Reporting and Withholding Services Leader, joins the show to advise you on important details to include, and how to classify your workers as independent contractors vs. employees. She also reviews recent changes to 1099-K reporting, for anyone receiving more than $600 in third-party online payments (such as PayPal, Square, AirBnB, etc.) in 2022, and what it means for your business.

Los temas incluyen:

2:20 - What are 1099s, and how do they work?
3:43- Nuances of a 1099-K ...
4:23 -  ... 1099-NEC, 1099-INT, and 1099-DIV
5:28 - Due dates for IRS and payees
7:05 - SSN, EIN, ITIN for payees is a must
9:28 - Worker classification: employees vs. contractors
11:16 - Matching names, SSNs also critical
14:44 - What about corporations?
15:45 – 2022 change: 3rd party online income $600+ reported
19:35 - Document all expenses tied to online income
20:48 - PayPal, Square, other apps requesting EINs, SSNs ...
22:22 - ... to help you avoid 24% withholding requirements 
23:46 - How to report payments to foreign vendors

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Employment tax reporting is a big responsibility. Our article helps you get familiar with the basics. 

The IRS requires your business to treat payments to independent contractors vs. employees differently. Learn what you need to know about worker classification.

How can your business prepare now for your 2022 tax year responsibilities? Read our article for tips.