Gene Marks

Many businesses already are putting money toward employee benefits, from the 72% of respondents who offer a fully insured health plan to the 95% who provide a retirement plan, according to the 2022 Employee Benefits Survey released by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). Gene Marks offers insights and advice in this week’s episode on how employers can capitalize on investing additional funds in areas such as telehealth, career development, and tuition aid. Listen here.

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In the second episode of this two-part series, Lex Gillette, Paralympic Track and Field Athlete for Team USA, talks with host Gene Marks about diversity, equity, and inclusion including taking off our blindfolds, biases in business, and how to overcome these challenges and create a more diverse workforce.

Topics include:

00:19 — Who is Lex Gillette?
02:32 — Diversity and taking off the blindfolds
04:16 — Conscious and unconscious biases in business
11:40 — The importance of having a diverse workforce
13:59 — Stepping into someone else’s shoes
15:58 — Accommodations and diversity objectives

Listen here.

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Paralympic Track and Field Athlete for Team USA, Lex Gillette, may have lost his eyesight, but he certainly hasn’t lost his vision. Hear him talk with Gene Marks about overcoming obstacles, having a good support system, facing your fears, and much more. This is the first episode in a powerful two-part series.

Topics include:

00:19 — An introduction to Lex Gillette
02:11 — Overcoming obstacles
05:31 — Facing barriers in life
09:51 — The importance of a support system
12:48 — Facing your fears
16:04 — How vision can help you see

Listen here.

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Gene Marks

Gene Marks

Columnist on smallbiz, economy, public policy, tech for The Guardian, The Hill, Philly Inquirer, Wash Times, Forbes, Entrepreneur. Small Business owner and CPA