21. 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,

20. 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 demonstr…

19. 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 o…

18. 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…

17. 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,

16. 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 fo…

15. 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 employer…

13. COVID-19 and Mandatory Benefits for Employees

March 17, 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 Representat…

12. Entrepreneurship and Women in Hospitality with Laurie Gray, Founder of The Pie Bar

Feb. 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…

11. Accountability & Managing Small Businesses in California with Steve Sheldon of Epic Entertainment Group

Feb. 7, 2020

Employee accountability and knowing how to navigate the legal climate in managing a California business is vital to the success of any organization. In this episode, Dr. Giffen briefly discusses what it takes to hold an em…

10. A Culture Of Trust And What Poor Management Looks Like

Jan. 23, 2020

Businesses fail to make good leadership hiring decisions 82% of the time. In fact, only 1 and 10 leaders on your team are considered "great." Why? It's because an assumption is made by leaders that all people should be pr…

9. A Gen Z Perspective Of Hospitality Education, Is It Worth It? With Amber Michael

Jan. 13, 2020

First, Dr. Giffen rants about the serious price for poor leadership in hospitality. Then, Amber Michael, an Executive Meetings Manager at a resort in Huntington Beach, California provides a Gen Z perspective about hospitali…

8. Your Organizational Culture Stinks: Let’s Fix That!

Dec. 28, 2019

Organizational culture in the hospitality industry is broken. Listen to this episode to learn how abusive supervision hurts culture. Poor organizational culture fosters disengagement, low productivity, and even smaller pro…

7. Why You Are Losing Millennial Guests with Elliot Ammon

Dec. 15, 2019

In this episode, Dr. Giffen first rants about abusive supervisors in the hospitality industry and its impact on organizations and the bottom line. Then, a long-time friend and millennial, Elliot Ammon is in the studio to di…

6. Robots Taking Your Jobs with Giovanni Prada

Nov. 29, 2019

First, Dr. Giffen rants about bad bosses in the restaurant industry and why we love to hate them. Then, we have a conversation with Giovanni Prada a corporate director of digital marketing for a hospitality group where we di…

5. People Serving People-Hospitality is Needed Everywhere

Nov. 16, 2019

In this episode, Dr. Giffen argues the importance of all organizations adopting a hospitality 'people serving people' mentality. If you want customers to feel valued, cared for, and gain repeat business, you first start wit…

4. The Recipe to Happiness and Productivity-Passion, Care, and Love

Nov. 5, 2019

Passion, care, and love play a role in employee happiness and productivity. Just ask the founders and CEO's of company's of all sizes including JetBlue, Away, Spanx, and many more. Listen in to Dr. Giffen's key take-away'…

3. Employee Performance Management-The Easy Way

Oct. 20, 2019

If you're a leader or supervisor in the role of managing employee performance and find yourself struggling with delivering performance reviews, listen in on some simple steps you can take to deliver effective performance rev…

2. Employee Turnover and the Toxicity Behind Workplace Cultures

Oct. 5, 2019

Poor workplace culture cost the U.S. economy $223 billion in the last five years. Why? Because employees left managers who they believed created a corrosive environment. What can HR and leadership do to drive more profit …

1. California 2020 Employment Law Predictions. What is Governor Newsom Thinking?

Sept. 21, 2019

The California legislature introduced 2,576 employment bills in 2019. We discuss which employment laws will impact your business and the steps you can take.