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What's Next? Podcast

The disruption we experienced in 2020 dramatically changed the way we live and work. As effects crystallize, we are left with an important question: what’s next? Our podcast will explore this idea with members of our team to get their perspective about where their fields may be going in the new environment.

Hosted by Mark Waxman, CBIZ Chief Marketing Officer


Episode 1: The Future of Office Space and Real Estate Needs

September 16, 2020

How will remote work affect the market for office space? Steve Joseph of CBIZ Gibraltar Real Estate Services weighs in on what his tenant advisory practice is seeing.

Episode 2: Tax Plays for the Balance of 2020

September 19, 2020

Pandemic stimulus legislation, a disrupted financial market, and other tax changes make for a unique environment for planning. Bill Smith of CBIZ’s National Tax Office shares key tax topics to have on your radar.

Episode 3: Remote Technologies & Remote Work

September 23, 2020

Remote work arrangements bring new attention to the technology that facilitates that collaboration, such as video conferencing and chat tools. CBIZ Chief of Staff, Elizabeth Newman, and Director of Learning & Development, Phil Zaman, will share how they have used Microsoft Teams to keep CBIZ professionals connected during the COVID-19 disruption and where they see collaborative technology going in the future.

Episode 4: What the Lending Environment May Look Like During COVID-19 Recovery

September 28, 2020

For many organizations, finances took a hit during the disruption, and that may have a long-term impact on lending arrangements. CBIZ Credit Risk Advisory Services Director, Jake McDonald, will take a closer look at what may be coming.

Episode 5: Using KPIs to Inform the Budget Process and Next Year Planning

October 13, 2020

2021 budget planning has been particularly difficult due to the uncertainty around when operations may fully return to “normal” levels. Kyle Ludwig of CBIZ CMF explains how driver-based planning can help quantify unknowns to set a detailed Q4 and 2021 budget.

Episode 6: How Hybrid Remote Work Challenges Information Security Teams

October 27, 2020

The remote work scenario presented complications for information security teams everywhere, and a hybrid in-office and remote work arrangement also has its share of considerations to manage. Tiffany Garcia of the Cybersecurity team shares tips for how organizations can keep data secure in the new environment.

Episode 7: Why Now is a Good Time to Rethink Talent Strategy

November 3, 2020

Hiring new personnel may not be on the short list - or within budget - but CBIZ Talent Compensation Services Consultant, Kristen Faust, shares how the disrupted job market presents a unique opportunity for planning for future hires.

Episode 8: Why Employee Benefits Management Matters More Than Ever

November 9, 2020

Disruption from the COVID-19 pandemic and stimulus updates had a particularly significant impact on employee benefits. Karen McLeese, Vice President of Employee Benefit Regulatory Affairs, will provide an update on what leaders need to know and watch out for in 2021.

Episode 9: Election 2020 Recap: Where Do We Go from Here?

November 16, 2020

The 2020 election will be impactful for the next four years. Bill Smith of the National Tax Office shares what businesses need to know about the preliminary results.

Episode 10: The State of M&A in 2021

November 23, 2020

The M&A market has been more resilient than expected during the COVID-19 pandemic disruption. Particularly during the third quarter, deal volume was up as buyers and sellers adapted their strategies for the remote environment.

COMING SOON: How the Economic Outlook Affects Year-End Decision-Making


The state of the financial markets and expected future movements play a key role in year-end planning. Guests Anna Rathbun of our investment advisory team, and Naomi Ganoe of our private client services team weigh in.