Apr 14, 2021

Will company culture come back after the pandemic?

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A company’s culture is intangible, but it is very real. Also on today's show: Retailers are trying to hire tens of thousands of workers, and why some companies didn't sign a statement pushing back against a restrictive Georgia voting law.

Segments From this episode

What drives corporations to sign — or not sign — a letter opposing voting restrictions?

Apr 14, 2021
Amazon, Netflix and Starbucks joined a public statement, but Coca-Cola, Walmart and others did not.
Atlanta-based Coca-Cola expressed concern about Georgia's recent voting-rights restrictions but afterward did not join many other companies in making a public statement.
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Retailers try to hire tens of thousands of workers

Apr 14, 2021
One way retailers and restaurants can attract workers is to offer higher pay, though that's easier for larger businesses.
IHOP, as well as other restaurants and retailers, is hiring people to meet an expected increase in customer demand.
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Can company culture survive Zoom?

Apr 14, 2021
"Culture doesn't come for free," one professor told us. "You have to keep feeding it."
Hand in Hand Soap's financial controller Arnie Cohen and his green-winged macaw Zoey make an appearance during a recent meeting.
Courtesy Hand in Hand Soap

Merger set to create world's largest Spanish-language media company

Apr 14, 2021
The combined company’s prospective leader says the merger is about becoming a force in Spanish-language streaming.
The potential streaming catalog of the combined Televisa and Univision could attract a more diverse audience.
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Music, food and myth-busting bring vaccines to hesitant farmworkers

Apr 14, 2021
As much as 18% of the U.S. agricultural and farmworker population has tested positive for COVID-19 compared to 5% of the general population.
Rico Peralta holds up a bandana with messages in multiple languages spoken in the Central Valley. They’ve found that farmworkers prefer bandanas to face masks.
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Boat builders struggle to meet soaring demand, solve supply chain woes

Apr 14, 2021
Boat sales leaped to a 13-year high in 2020, and the boom is expected to continue through 2021.
Back Cove Yachts builds recreational power boats. The company has an order backlog partly due to disruptions in the global manufacturing environment.
Courtesy of Jason Constantine

Music from the episode

Necessary Evil Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Un Universo Para Los Dos Oktoberklubben
El Otro Chile Portavoz, Stailok
Plate Richard Houghten
Kamikaze

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Bridget Bodnar Producer
Daisy Palacios Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Associate Producer