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This Week at Work

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The only show to offer employers and HR professionals practical and timely insights into the workplace Powered by AAIM Employers’ Association and Ogletree Deakins. A Feature Group USA production. This Week at Work is the only show about the workplace that offers you front row seats AND a microphone, featuring human resource professionals and experts in employment law to bring you practical, timely and accurate insights so you can more effectively lead your organization. Join Phil, Burt, and other subject matter experts every Thursday at 7:30 am Central, for topics ranging from people management and compensation trends, to decoding the federal and local laws affecting your organization. This Week at Work was proud to be the premier news source and sounding board for human resource professionals and business owners who fought for their businesses during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. The feedback our podcast received was humbling - and you better believe we’ll be on the front line helping you build an even stronger workplace during the next crisis.

Location:

United States

Description:

The only show to offer employers and HR professionals practical and timely insights into the workplace Powered by AAIM Employers’ Association and Ogletree Deakins. A Feature Group USA production. This Week at Work is the only show about the workplace that offers you front row seats AND a microphone, featuring human resource professionals and experts in employment law to bring you practical, timely and accurate insights so you can more effectively lead your organization. Join Phil, Burt, and other subject matter experts every Thursday at 7:30 am Central, for topics ranging from people management and compensation trends, to decoding the federal and local laws affecting your organization. This Week at Work was proud to be the premier news source and sounding board for human resource professionals and business owners who fought for their businesses during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. The feedback our podcast received was humbling - and you better believe we’ll be on the front line helping you build an even stronger workplace during the next crisis.

Language:

English

Contact:

314-968-3600


Episodes

The New Work of Leaders: Creating a Culture of Belonging

2/29/2024
Retaining a valuable workforce in today's rapidly changing work landscape requires reimagining traditional work and employment relationships. This episode emphasizes the importance of creating a culture where employees feel they belong as a key strategy for retaining top talent. In this episode, Fred Falker guides us through the paradigm shift in leadership, emphasizing the importance of creating a culture where employees feel they belong. The discussion touches on the evolving landscape of the working world, from the rise of AI to remote workforces, and the challenge of retaining a valuable workforce amidst these changes.

Duration:00:31:54

Emergency Lawyer on the Clock: NLRB Rule Reversed | Remote Job Cuts | DOL Contractor Rule on 3-11

2/22/2024
Burt Garland gets a full 30 minutes this week covering many new developments in employment law. The first is a NLRB ruling reversing a previous decision regarding Home Depot's action to prohibit an employee from wearing a Black Lives Matter message on their apron. He also covers the impact of job cuts in the remote work environment. And finally, the upcoming implementation of the U.S. Department of Labor's new independent contractor rule, set to take place on March 11, 2024.

Duration:00:32:58

Transforming Individual Stars into Winning Teams

2/15/2024
Join #ThisWeekatWork for an exclusive opportunity to glean insights from Lee Rubin, an influential voice in motivational speaking and an expert in crafting exceptional teams. In this enlightening session, Lee will share the secrets behind transforming individual stars into a cohesive, machine-like team. #TeamBuilding #SuccessStrategies #MotivationalSpeaker #ProfessionalDevelopment

Duration:00:32:54

3 Verified Demands from Today's Top Talent

2/9/2024
This Week At Work invites you to a captivating event featuring Dee Ann Turner, a renowned 3-time best-selling author, international speaker, and former VP of Talent at Chick-fil-A. Join us as she shares her expertise on the "3 Verified Demands from Today’s Top Talent." In this enlightening session, Dee Ann Turner will delve into the core desires of today's top talent, particularly the Generation Z workforce. Highlighting the essentials of remarkable workplace culture, the significance of contributing to a larger purpose, and the value of leadership development, Turner will provide invaluable insights based on her extensive experience. Don't miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights into unlocking the full potential of your organization by meeting the demands of today's top talent.

Duration:00:32:58

2024 National Business Trends Survey Report

2/1/2024
Discover the surprises hidden within the findings as Phil Brandt guides us through key takeaways from the 2024 National Business Trends Survey. This comprehensive survey engaged 1049 organizations across the U.S., resulting in a detailed 1,234-page report that breaks down national, regional, and state workforce data. Gain valuable insights into the business outlook on the economy, recruiting strategies, retention practices, and more! Two esteemed guests join Phil in this enlightening discussion: Michael Maciekowich, a renowned compensation expert and National Director at Astron Solutions, and an AAIM Senior Compensation Analyst/Consultant. Additionally, we are honored to have Tanya Zion, J.D., AAIM Business Manager for Engagement Services, an expert in employee engagement.

Duration:00:35:24

Top Concerns We're Hearing and What's Working

1/25/2024
Kris Gfell joins us today to report “The Top Concerns from AAIM Members, and What’s Working for Them”. 6:08 - Lawyer on the Clock: Where did union membership numbers end up in 2023? Burt has the latest statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. 8:44 - Ban the box, or clean slate laws are starting to pop up in a few states, outlawing asking if a person has ever been convicted of a felony on job applications. 14:27 - Wage transparency and equal pay laws are also becoming more common across the country. Many employers are considering introducing transparency rules regardless of what state they are hiring in. 17:32 - In 1966 Time Magazine ran an article predicting the future of work... how much did they get right? 21:00 - Kris Gfell, Business Manager, HR Services for AAIM Employers' Association joins the show to discuss the top concerns of AAIM members. 25:59 - Recruiting is a lifeline for an organization. How do we spend our time knowing we have to bring in people to keep the business open and going forward? 29:53 - A common, often silent concern among HR teams is the inability to say "I can't do that" or "I need help." 31:37 - Nobody can be an expert in everything.

Duration:00:35:01

Make Work Suck Less: Find Your Play

1/18/2024
Phil & Burt’s guest this week is Jeff Harry, keynote speaker, Positive Psychology Play coach, and consultant at Rediscover Your Play. Jeff discusses how organizations can address their biggest challenges by embracing a play-oriented approach to work. Harry has presented at multiple SHRM conferences and has worked with companies to infuse more play into the day-to-day. Over the past 15 years of facilitation and speaking, Jeff's main goal has been to help work suck less by assisting leaders in building a playground workplace atmosphere that motivates their staff to do their most vibrant work.

Duration:00:36:20

2024 HR Calendar Checklist

1/11/2024
Phil & Burt are back and excited for another great year ahead! In this episode, Phil and Burt will look ahead at compliance updates for 2024. Plus, they will share a checklist of monthly tasks to complete to ensure you stay on track.

Duration:00:32:20

Support Human Resources with Resources

12/14/2023
This Week At Work episode highlights CL Smith's HR Director, Doug Kremer. Doug has navigated the challenges of people management, weathered the storms of COVID-19, and successfully adapted to ownership changes. His insights and experiences mirror those many of us face in our professional journeys. Doug believes it's not just about knowing it all but having the right resources to accomplish it all. Join us as he shares his perspectives and strategies for overcoming workplace challenges. But that's not all! We are excited to welcome Tanya Zion, stepping in for Burt, who's filling in for Phil. Tanya is one of the invaluable resources Doug has depended on, and she'll provide unique insights and perspectives during what promises to be the fastest 30 minutes at the office. Don't miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights, connect with fellow professionals, and celebrate the accomplishments of CL Smith and Doug Kremer.

Duration:00:32:28

How to Identify the Problem and Fix It

12/7/2023
Over the years, the employment terrain has undergone significant shifts, prompting businesses to grapple with the vital question of attracting and retaining quality employees. We are honored to host Paige Arnold, the esteemed Senior HR Business Partner at Liberty Steel in this episode. Paige, renowned for her dedication to enhancing employee experiences through compassionate and humble service, will share invaluable insights on how businesses can effectively identify and address retention and engagement issues. Get ready to explore the dynamics of the contemporary workforce and discover actionable solutions to the pressing challenges of retention and engagement. Your seat awaits – don't miss out on this enlightening episode!

Duration:00:37:05

How To Retain:Payroll Tax & Fringe Benefit Strategies

12/1/2023
In this episode of "This Week at Work," Phil Brandt, the president and CEO of AEM Employers Association, discusses the latest developments in the workplace. The episode highlights the importance of staying updated on payroll tax and fringe benefits and features Amanda Dusseld, a CPA and instructor who shares her expertise in this area. The episode also includes a "Lawyer on the Clock" segment delves into the intersection of unions and AI in the workplace.

Duration:00:33:33

How to Serve as the Spark that Ignites a Culture Transformation

11/16/2023
For over 50 years, 9-1-1 has been the backbone for Americans during tough times. But here's the kicker – it's not federally funded! This week, Jason Nettles, the maestro behind Central County Emergency 911, joins us to bust myths, tackle challenges, and shine a light on the real MVPs behind the emergency hotline. Plus, we're spotlighting simple yet powerful moves that can redefine your workplace vibes. From epic celebrations to schedules that fit like a glove, discover the magic of creating a workspace that radiates positivity and breeds success.

Duration:00:35:41

Lead Teams That Resolve Workplace Conflict

11/9/2023
This week on "This Week at Work" we delve into the challenging landscape of workplace conflicts and their solutions. Join us as we unlock the secrets to fostering growth in organizations with our special guest, Tanya Zion.

Duration:00:30:49

How to Answer OSHA Proposals

11/2/2023
In this week’s episode, we're excited to bring you some critical updates that will directly influence the work environment and safety protocols. An intriguing development on the horizon is OSHA's recent proposal for a new rule, potentially reshaping the way businesses prepare for workplace inspections if union representation is allowed. Tom Chibnall, Associate Attorney at Ogletree Deakins, joins us to discuss what this and other OSHA news means for employers.

Duration:00:29:33

Unlocking the Mystery of 2024 Compensation: 3 Key Insights

10/26/2023
In this episode of This Week at Work, host Phil Brandt is joined by special guest Michael Maciekowicz, a compensation expert. They discuss the mysteries of wage increases, pay band adjustments, and pay equity, offering practical insights for employers. The episode also features a surprise appearance by producer Nick’s daughter and some light-hearted banter. Tune in to better understand crucial workplace dynamics as we approach Halloween and the new year. Ep254 Host(s): Phil Brandt, President and CEO, AAIM Employers’ Association Burt Garland, Shareholder, Ogletree Deakins Special Guest(s): Michael Maciekowicz Powered by AAIM Employers’ Association and Ogletree Deakins, a Feature Group USA production

Duration:00:31:32

How D.C. Policy Shifts Are Impacting Your Work

10/19/2023
Get Ready for a Political Rollercoaster Ride! D.C.'s Chaos Meets Your Cubicle - A "Hot Mess in the House" Buckle up, folks! In our next episode of "This Week at Work," we're diving deep into the whirlwind of D.C. politics, and the chaos is spilling over into your workspace! But what's in it for you? We're breaking down the impact of these political fireworks on your daily grind. From federal funding to global matters, we're decoding how the nation's capital influences your professional life. Join us as we unravel the intricacies of this political hot mess. It's a must-listen for anyone navigating the intersection of work and politics. Don't miss out – it's gonna be a wild ride! ️ #ThisWeekAtWork #DCPolicyShifts #HotMessInTheHouse

Duration:00:33:35

Traps to Avoid When Updating Your Employee Handbook

10/12/2023
Traps to Avoid When Updating Your Employee Handbook 📚 Is your employee handbook up to date? Discover why it matters in our latest episode of #ThisWeekattWork with special guest Christine Crews. We're diving deep into 2023 employment law changes, including accommodating pregnant employees, dissecting NLRB updates, and much more! Get the inside scoop on keeping your workplace compliant and thriving. It's time to level up in the ever-evolving world of work - don't miss out! 🔥💼 #WorkplaceCompliance #EmployeeHandbookRevamp #TWAW2023

Duration:00:32:38

How to Integrate Generative AI Today!

10/5/2023
From the glitz of Hollywood to the veins of transportation, the pervasive influence of Artificial Intelligence is undeniable. Yet, it's not merely a contentious buzzword. Artificial Intelligence is reshaping the contemporary business landscape and holds the power to revolutionize the way we work, create, and innovate. However, achieving successful A.I. integration is the key to unlocking its full potential. This week, we are honored to have Ryan Kohler as our distinguished guest, a visionary entrepreneur who has spearheaded a revolution in the hiring and recruiting industry. As the CEO of Refer.io, the mastermind behind ApplicantPro, and the driving force propelling GPT4Work, Ryan's unwavering enthusiasm for A.I.'s potential is palpable. Join us on "This Week at Work" as Ryan shares his profound insights, effective strategies, and actionable steps for seamlessly integrating generative AI into your teams. He'll encapsulate this transformative journey in what he calls the "3 P's": Policies, Priorities, and Practicality. Discover how A.I. can be harnessed to optimize your organization's future success.

Duration:00:33:06

3 Steps to Become an Effective Leader

9/28/2023
Today, the fight for good people continues to be fierce. After that first battle is won and a new recruit joins the team, the journey to deliver on the promises you made to earn that commitment begins. The question is how intentional are you about the direction that journey will go? Our guest might say your answer to that question is a good indicator of how effective of a leader you'll be. Andrew Adeniyi, CEO and Founder of AAA Solutions, is a figure creating buzz across the country with his talks on culture, talent and leadership.

Duration:00:33:25

How To Predict and Avoid A Labor Crisis

9/21/2023
Our special guest this week is Kevin Keller. Keller is a professional statistician and quality professional with over 30 years of experience teaching, coaching, and leading Lean Six Sigma project teams from the shop floor to the enterprise levels. He has spent his entire career in consumer goods and technology sectors. He is going to revisit his breakout session topic from the AAIM Leadership Conference in May, “Using Reliability Statistics to Predict Employee Tenure and Attrition.” Don't miss out on this groundbreaking conversation that promises to reshape the HR landscape. Get ready to ignite your curiosity only on #TWAW!

Duration:00:33:54