With the Covid-19 pandemic, employers have faced many challenges regarding creating company culture for employees, attracting multi-generational talent, and following proper workplace procedures. However, with a new type of workforce emerging, there are opportunities for employers to build morale, improve diversity and inclusion, and have a cohesive workforce that thrives on socially conscious and ethical ways to relate to their employees.
Join me and my guest, John Edwards, Regional Practice Leader at Paypro Workforce Management, as we discuss these issues on Employment Law Today!
About John Edwards:
5:23 – 20:00 – Eric begins the show by introducing the topics for tonight’s episode. He talks about creating workplace culture during COVID-19. Tonight’s guest John Edwards of Paypro has been a part of the human capital management space for twenty years. John helps organizations with human resources, like employee benefits and payroll needs. John has an undergraduate and graduate degree in business administration. He is also a part of a non-profit, Final Salute. Before the break, John goes into detail on his background and how he got started in human resources.
22:14 – 34:16 – After the break, Eric continues the conversation on inclusion and inviting diversity in the workplace. He adds how it’s not beneficial for companies to ignore employees’ uniqueness; race, gender, or religion. John talks about how having diverse employees can bring different solutions to the table. Eric asks John what are some practices employers can use to attract younger generations without alienating older generations? John answers with environmental, social, and corporate governance. It’s a universal practice that can resonate with both generations.
36:53 – 50:31 – Coming back from the break, Eric and John discuss how companies can minimize their risk factors during COVID. John talks about following CDC guidelines and having consistent health screening and social distancing. Eric and John also talked about workforce productivity. John says wellness should be forefront. As an employer, they must ensure policies are working with their employees and not against them.
51:59 – 1:01:38 – After the break, Eric and John discussed the benefits of having various age groups as employees. John talked about his team based approach and how it helps his company. Eric and John continued the conversation on benefits of the older and younger generations. John mentioned that the younger generation are coming from great schools with strong education. On the flipside he talks about the benefits of the seasoned workers and their wisdom and experience. Toward the end of the segment John tells the audience the best way to reach him and his team.
About Employment Law Today
Helping Business With Employment Law Issues.
For many business owners, it can be overwhelming to keep up and comply with the federal and state labor and employment laws that govern how they run their business. With the COVID-19 pandemic, there are new laws and regulations regarding hiring, firing, and workplace practices and protocols — all of which can increase business owners’ anxieties about regaining traction or thriving again. On my weekly show, we will be discussing the most common employment law related questions and challenges that business owners have been facing in these uncertain times.
The show will have three main goals: (1) to inform businesses about employment law updates, (2) to inspire businesses by giving them the tools to move forward, and (3) to demonstrate how some business owners have overcome their employment law problems, walked through the challenges imposed by this pandemic, and have taken steps to regain traction during the reopening phases of this pandemic.
Our guests will include professionals who advise businesses from an H.R., legal, and financial perspective, along with thriving business owners who will share their experiences and insights into running a successful company while complying with labor and employment law mandates during COVID-19.