The Work Wire

Bob Goodwin, Johnny Taylor, Jr.

SHRM CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. and Bob Goodwin, President at Career Club, host a lively conversation on how the latest news impacts all things work-related.

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Unions
13-09-2023
Unions
Join me for a captivating discussion with Johnny C Taylor Jr, the CEO and President of SHRM, as we pull back the curtain on the current climate of collective bargaining and labor unions. Why are labor unions gaining such momentum? Is it the promises from the Biden administration or the struggle for workers to secure fair wages? We explore these questions and more, diving into the changing expectations around wages and the impact this movement has on job security and economic stability.We then move into the complex realm of CEO compensation, dispelling misconceptions and breaking down the elements of CEO pay packages. The public often singles out CEOs for outrage over salary discrepancies, but we challenge this perspective, comparing CEO compensation to other high-earning professions and highlighting overlooked forms of compensation such as stock pools and 401K matches.As we tackle the crucial subject of communication within organizations, we offer strategies for HR and people managers to navigate the shifting sands of the post-COVID workplace. We address the role of unions in effective communication, the importance of understanding company economics and salaries, and how to manage tensions in a changing environment. And finally, we emphasize the importance of engagement from you, our listeners. Remember, your subscriptions and reviews fuel the growth and success of our show. So don't hesitate to like, subscribe, and leave a review to help us continue spreading our message. Join us for this enlightening discussion and let's dissect these pressing issues together.
The Aging Workforce
22-08-2023
The Aging Workforce
Are you ready to revolutionize the way you view the workforce? We are! Join us, Bob Goodwin, president of Career Club, and Johnny C Taylor Jr, CEO and president of SHRM as we debunk common misconceptions about older Americans in the workforce. Get ready to unearth the immense potential and hidden talent that resides with our senior workers and how this demographic shift is changing the face of the American workforce.We're not just talking, we're leading you through the practical challenges and solutions of managing a multi-generational workforce. Brace yourself as we deep-dive into the mentorship dynamics across generations and the significant role of DEI training in fostering an inclusive workspace. We'll also tackle the elephant in the room - technology. Learn how to create an environment that not only leverages the tech skills of the younger generation but also bridges the digital divide for our older workers.As we gaze into the future of business, we unravel the growing diversity in the workforce and its implications. Discover the importance of creating a supportive and equitable workplace from both a moral and legal perspective. We'll also demonstrate how understanding and accommodating the needs of different generations will prove beneficial in the long run. So, why wait? Tune in and let's together appreciate the changing landscape of the workforce in America! Don't forget to rate and review our podcast. Until next time, keep learning, keep evolving!
The Post-Pandemic Workforce: Work Wire Episode 5
15-08-2023
The Post-Pandemic Workforce: Work Wire Episode 5
Imagine navigating a workforce utterly transformed by the pandemic, filled with individuals fresh from the confines of virtual classrooms and isolation. That's the reality employers are grappling with. Johnny Taylor lends us his expert insights on the matter. We dissect the drastic changes in the job market, the reduced number of graduates, and the notable absence of traditional socialization skills in younger employees. It's a deep dive into the myriad challenges employers face while adjusting to this new talent pool.We also pull back the curtain on the mental health issues, conflict management challenges, and collaboration difficulties that have become more prominent due to the lack of socialization and coping skills usually honed during traditional schooling. The 'bachelor mentality' and a seeming lack of initiative pose further challenges, raising the question: how do we teach employees to function in traditional work settings in this new reality? An equally pressing concern is the echo chambers created by technology and algorithms, affecting how people perceive the world.What's the solution, then? Listen as we stress the importance of employers investing in life and work skills training, particularly for those entering the workforce. We discuss why teaching employees how to operate in a diverse work environment and providing a robust learning and development curriculum are key. Our conversation also touches on the necessity of training and skills development for older adults entering the workforce. As we delve into these issues, we aim to provide a roadmap for employers and HR professionals navigating the uncharted waters of the post-pandemic workplace.