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  • How Employers Can Help Bridge The Great Debt Divide

    in Business

    The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live on Wednesday, August 5, 2015, from 1-2 pm ET (10-11 am PT).


    Last week we talked about why recruiting is a legitimate career choice, and this week we’re going to talk about how employers can help bridge the great debt divide.


    It’s nearly official — the fact that Millennials make up the majority of the workforce. But with all the possibilities ahead for empowering a better workforce, the future is bleak because of the burden of student loan debt and rising healthcare costs.


    They've reached crisis proportions and they're having a profound impact on the nation's workers and employers. It’s a critical issue today with not only younger generations being able to save for the future, but many Gen Xers and Baby Boomers also feel these financial pains and bear the brunt of lingering student debt.


    Employers need to offer employees assistance with these issues is greater than ever, especially if they hope to recruit and retain key talent, reduce costly turnover and make up the ground they’re losing due to the impact of their student debt and the healthcare reform on their medical benefits.


    Join TalentCulture #TChat Show co-founders and co-hosts Meghan M. Biro and Kevin W. Grossman as they talk about how employers can help bridge the great debt divide with this week’s guest: Dan Macklin, co-founder and vice president of SoFi, the nation's second largest marketplace lender. 


    Thank you to all our TalentCulture sponsors, partners and supporters!

  • 00:35

    Ready for Retirement? Employees and Employers Think Not

    in Health

    The numbers are grim. No matter what report you look at, the picture of retirement for U.S. workers is not pretty. Let's put it this way: There's no beach and umbrella drink. Instead, there are plans to recover from the Great Recession, plans to continue working, plans to ratchet back one's lifestyle. Join us as we talk with Laurie Rowley, the co-founder and president of The National Association of Retirement Plan Participants (NARPP) to find out how we got here and what employers can do to help their employees be better prepared. 


    NARPP is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to advocate for individual savers. Using research, partnerships, and innovative educational programs, NARPP is making financial information transparent and universally accessible to the 145 million working Americans saving for retirement. 

  • 00:52

    What Do Employers Need to Know About Private Exchanges?

    in Business

    Following a great week in Dallas at the first Private Exchange FORUM, hosts Doug Field and Brent Macy are back in the studio for a discussion on all things private exchanges, especially what employers need to know about this emerging solution. The hosts welcome Patty Fontneau, the president of Private Exchange Business at Cigna, to the program to join the discussion. As a prominent speaker at the recently completed Private Exchange FORUM, Patty joins the hosts in a re-cap of some of the conference's major points of discussion. Patty and the hosts focus on what employers need to know about private exchanges and also discuss the continuum of private exchange models, some pros and cons for each and where the industry is going from here.  

  • 00:59

    How to Establish Expertise & Build Trust With Potential Employers & Clients

    in Self Help

    Have a message, lesson, area of expertise, or story you want to share with the world – but don't know how to write it? Join ICF Certified Career Coach,Erica Loren and guest expert Cheryl Binnie, copywriter and owner of CopyLuv.com, for a conversation on how to get started writing your own articles, blog, or email newsletter. 


    You'll learn...



    The 4 secrets to make writing for the web easy 
    How to come up with ideas for your articles
    Why writing online is such a powerful tool to connect with your potential clients (or potential employers!)
    The different ways to get your writing up on the web
    How to use email newsletters to build relationships of trust & human connection with your readers
    Simple guidelines for writing your article titles


    About Cheryl:


    Cheryl is a copywriter and writing coach and the founder of CopyLuv.com. She helps entrepreneurs and coaches write their websites, newsletters, blogs, and sales and promotional material for their online businesses, with a focus on copy that builds relationships and inspires action – with a human voice. Cheryl is based in New York, New York, and her clients are based around the world.

  • 00:07

    Stay Positive about Past Employers

    in Jobs

    When you're interviewing for a position it is very important that you stay positive about previous employers. The interviewer is looking for signs of a bad character, so being negative will reflect badly on you, so don't do it! Stay positive about past employers. Take a listen! 

  • 00:41

    The Purpose

    in Music

    America Never Abolished Slavery


    This past Black History Month, millions of students were told the story of how America abolished slavery 150 years ago with ratification of the 13th Amendment. The story draws an upward trajectory of racial equality in America from the abolition of slavery to Brown v. Board of Education to the Civil Rights Act to the election of President Obama.


    The problem is the story isn't true. We never actually abolished slavery. The 13th Amendment states:


    Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.


    "...except as a punishment for crime..." This phrase gets ignored in America's telling of its slavery story. The 13th Amendment did not abolish slavery but rather moved it from the plantation to the prison. In 2015, the 2 million (largely Black) people incarcerated in America are legally considered slaves under the Constitution. As a result, they can and are forced to work for pennies an hour with the profits going to counties, states and private corporations including Target, Revlon and Whole Foods. In fact, there are more Black people enslaved today than in 1800.


    This is no accident. In The New Jim Crow, Michelle Alexander lays out how a system of Jim Crow replaced slavery and later how a system of mass incarceration rose to replace Jim Crow. During Reconstruction, Southern states quickly took advantage of the 13th Amendment's slavery loophole by arresting Black people for minor crimes such as unemployment, loitering or gambling, and selling them to private employers through the convict lease system. Today, the majority of Black people enslaved in prisons were arrested for drug crimes. Even though Black people use drugs at the same rate as White people, they are incarcerated .

  • The Private Exchange FORUM Pre-Conference Episode

    in Business

    With only a few days until the next Private Exchange FORUM kicks off in Baltimore, hosts Andrew Dietz and Doug Field will welcome special guests from PlanSource and benefitalign -- sponsors of the upcoming event -- to the program for a comprehensive discussion on all things private exchanges.


    The first guest on this week's program will be George Tzinas, the chief experience officer at benefitalign, a comprehensive, cloud-based platform that enables your organization to rapidly launch shopping and enrollment solutions -- including private exchanges -- across all lines of business. In this interview, George and the hosts will review of how employers, brokers and some states are looking to health insurance exchanges to support the needs of their enrollees. George will also provide a snapshot of who is currently using a private exchange and why and some of the key points to consider when launching an exchange.


    The second guest on the show will be Scott Carver, president of PlanSource. In this interview, Scott and the hosts will discuss recent news from PlanSource, outline the private exchange model and analyze how its growing popularity is reshaping the industry. Forty-five percent of employers say they are considering private exchanges for their full-time employees before 2018. Scott will also address some of the questions facing employers as they determine the best way to administer employee benefits and explain the range of private exchange models available and the advantages of each. 

  • 01:11

    Tigers Tonight- Season Kick-Off

    in Sports

    Join us each week for Tigers Tonight- the podcast dedicated to University of Memphis Tigers Football.  The opinions expressed on this program are those of the shows hosts and guests and do not represent their employers.  This broadcast has no official relationship with the University of Memphis

  • 01:13

    L.A.STEEL SHOW / UNION NIGHT

    in News

    Tonight our guest is James Otto a civil rights attorney who is suing Disney Corporation for insourcing 700 jobs from foreign countries to replace middleclass jobs. This has been happening everywhere in the U.S . Employers like Disney will not hire U.S workers, and are bribing congress to overlook the loophole that allows corporations to discriminate against American workers and hire foreign corporate worker visas to override all immigration laws and American worker rights. 


    Join us tonight and pass the world or share this program with a friend.

  • 02:00

    South African Series Presents - Schalk van der Merwe

    in Current Events

    On Thursday 27th August at 12 noon CT (7 pm SA time) we will chat with Schalk about the BBBEE laws and their effect of the average white South African.  Schalk has a wealth of insight into current affairs in South Africa so this is a "do not miss" episode.


    He is a lawyer holding the degrees B Iuris and LLB, that worked for the South African National Prosecution Authority for many years. Thereafter he became involved in Labour Law and worked for an Employers’ organisation. He later founded his own labour and business consultancy. He also presided over many hundreds of labour mediations, concilliations and arbitrations for the South African Commission for Concilliation Mediation and Arbitration. Since 2011he has been consulting private clients and is also involved in organised business organisations. He hasalways been a politically active person and has always been willing to take a stand when his country and people were being prejudiced.

  • The Ethics Guy Returns!

    in Jobs

    Employers look for two things when hiring or promoting people: knowledge and skill. They rarely, if ever, consider character. Yet character is the key to extraordinary business success. The Good Ones presents ten crucial qualities of high-character employees, qualities that enhance employee satisfaction, client relationships, and the bottom line.

    You’ll read stories from managers and employees across the U.S. and beyond who reveal how honesty, courage, loyalty, and patience have helped their organizations maintain an edge over the competition. Each chapter is devoted to a single quality of character and ends with questions employers can use to hire and promote the Good Ones — people who are consistently honest, accountable, fair, and grateful.

    Whether you’re looking to bring new people into your organization or seeking a job or promotion yourself, The Good Ones will help you appreciate in practical terms why character is the missing link to excellence.


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