67 episodes

What if you could hang out with an experienced employment lawyer who has represented businesses in disputes with employees, ask them about everyday business decisions that involve employees (hiring, firing, demotions, paying salaries, medical leave); then take an insight or two to help make sure you are following employment laws? Hosted by Karly Wannos, Esq. - employment lawyer and the founder of The Wannos Law Firm - The Employment Experience is an educational tool for business owners and Human Resources professionals who want to stay on top of employment issues affecting their business and employees. Each episode is a mini-training, a step by step guide or informative interview designed to help educate businesses with employees on important strategies for best practices to prevent costly litigation, and allow the workplace to work at its most efficient level.

The Employment Experience - an employment law educational tool for business owners and Human Resources professionals Karly Wannos

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 23 Ratings

What if you could hang out with an experienced employment lawyer who has represented businesses in disputes with employees, ask them about everyday business decisions that involve employees (hiring, firing, demotions, paying salaries, medical leave); then take an insight or two to help make sure you are following employment laws? Hosted by Karly Wannos, Esq. - employment lawyer and the founder of The Wannos Law Firm - The Employment Experience is an educational tool for business owners and Human Resources professionals who want to stay on top of employment issues affecting their business and employees. Each episode is a mini-training, a step by step guide or informative interview designed to help educate businesses with employees on important strategies for best practices to prevent costly litigation, and allow the workplace to work at its most efficient level.

    065: How People Unintentionally Escalate Conflict at Work

    065: How People Unintentionally Escalate Conflict at Work

    Have you ever felt the heat of a workplace dispute and watched the phrase "calm down" fan the flames? Conflict resolution specialist Carol Bowser joins us to unravel the complexities of emotional intelligence in such fiery situations. Our conversation uncovers why acknowledging emotions and involving individuals in the resolution process is key to maintaining harmony, especially in the nuanced dance of remote teamwork. We tackle the often-awkward yet vital task of navigating the undercurrents that can capsize a productive work environment, and how prompt conflict management can keep your team's ship smoothly sailing. 
    This episode is a treasure trove of insights into communication barriers and the emotional climate of teams, both in the flesh and across screens. We cover everything from the pros and cons of keeping that webcam on to understanding the 'why' behind company policies. We also ponder the delicate balance of managing conflicts and how allowing employees the space to resolve issues can sometimes be more beneficial than playing referee.
    In this episode, you will hear: Workplace conflict resolution strategies Why you should never say “calm down” during conflicts Importance of addressing workplace conflict Effective communication strategies in the workplace The importance of early intervention, effective management skills, and soft skills Resources from this Episode The Wannos Law Firm: https://www.wannoslaw.com/
    Employment Law Courses: https://www.karlywannos.com/employment-courses
    Legal Workshops
    Employment Law for Businesses https://www.karlywannos.com/workshop  FMLA Workshop: https://www.karlywannos.com/fmla Calculating Damages Workshop: https://www.karlywannos.com/damages-workshop Connect with Karly Wannos
    Follow Karly on Instagram [https://www.instagram.com/karlywannos] and Linkedin [www.linkedin.com/in/karlywannos]
    Sign up for my Newsletter on employment law and management topics [www.karlywannos.com/newsletter] 
    Connect with Carol Bowser
    www.conflictmanagementstrategies.com 
    Follow Carol LinkedIn [https://www.linkedin.com/in/carol-bowser], X [https://twitter.com/CarolNBowser/], and Instagram [https://www.instagram.com/carol.bowser/] 
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    Episode Credits If you like this podcast and are thinking of creating your own, consider talking to my producer, Emerald City Productions. They helped me grow and produce the podcast you are listening to right now. Find out more at https://emeraldcitypro.com Let them know we sent you.
    The copyright and intellectual property for The Employment Experience and this post is owned exclusively by Karly Wannos, LLC.
     

    • 36 min
    064: How a PTO Exchange Program Can Enhance the Employee Experience

    064: How a PTO Exchange Program Can Enhance the Employee Experience

    In this episode, Rob Whalen, the visionary behind PTO Exchange, joins us as we untap the potential of flexible PTO policies. Rob shares his expertise on how the ability to exchange traditional PTO for 401(k) contributions, payments towards college, charitable contributions, and the ability to donate your PTO to other employees in times of need (and vice versa) not only respects the unique needs of each employee but also contributes to a fairer, more inclusive work environment. 
    Rob shares the story behind the company, PTO Exchange, revealing how his tech and software expertise fueled the creation of a system that prioritizes personal choice. The dialogue uncovers how this innovative tool adapts to regulatory landscapes and personal milestones, providing a custom fit for employees' diverse circumstances. Tune in for a fascinating exploration of the platform's inner workings, practical insights, and the positive ripple effects it can have throughout an organization's culture.
    This episode promises a goldmine of insights for HR managers and business owners who are keen on crafting a more responsive and supportive workplace. Join us as we delve into the world of converting unused paid time off into a variety of meaningful assets – from tackling student loans to boosting retirement savings and supporting charitable causes. 
    In this episode, you will hear: Revolutionizing employee benefits with PTO exchange Customizing benefits to attract talent Employer benefits and policies Employee benefits and retention strategies Costco's example of increased productivity Resources from this Episode The Wannos Law Firm (Florida Employment Law): https://www.wannoslaw.com/
    Workplace Investigations: https://www.wannoslaw.com/workplace-investigation
    Employment Law Courses: https://www.karlywannos.com/employment-courses
    Legal Workshops
    Employment Law for Businesses https://www.karlywannos.com/workshop  FMLA Workshop: https://www.karlywannos.com/fmla Calculating Damages Workshop: https://www.karlywannos.com/damages-workshop Connect with Karly Wannos
    Follow Karly on Facebook, [https://www.facebook.com/Karly-Wannos-103354468305465] Instagram [https://www.instagram.com/karlywannos] and Linkedin [www.linkedin.com/in/karlywannos]
    Sign up for my Newsletter on employment law and management topics [www.karlywannos.com/newsletter] 
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    Episode Credits: If you like this podcast and are thinking of creating your own, consider talking to my producer, Emerald City Productions. They helped me grow and produce the podcast you are listening to right now. Find out more at https://emeraldcitypro.com Let them know we sent you.
    The copyright and intellectual property for The Employment Experience and this post are owned exclusively by Karly Wannos, LLC.

    • 30 min
    063: How Businesses Can Navigate The Largest Generational Shift in History

    063: How Businesses Can Navigate The Largest Generational Shift in History

    Ever wondered how a team spanning from the silent stoicism of traditionalists to the digital fluency of Gen Z navigates the modern workplace's evolving landscape? Our conversation with Dr. Katherine Jeffery, a generational researcher, peels back the layers of this multi-generational mosaic, revealing the challenges and opportunities of leading diverse age groups. 
    With her wealth of knowledge on generational dynamics, joins us to dissect how varying life experiences and communication styles influence workplace interactions and productivity. From the surprising laissez-faire leadership preference of Millennials to the steadfast stability sought by Gen Z, this episode is a treasure trove for anyone striving to unite a workforce rich in years and wisdom. 
    As we decode the email etiquette that baffles Boomers and the Zoom comfort of Gen Z, it becomes clear communication is an art form with generational brushstrokes. Our chat navigates the shifts in job retention trends, contrasting the lifelong loyalty of Gen X with the mobility that defines the Millennial work ethos and lays out strategies to retain the best and brightest of every age. If you're looking to turn a generational jigsaw into a strategic advantage, this episode isn't just insightful—it's an essential guide to mastering the art of multigenerational management.
    In this episode, you will hear: Views on leadership styles Navigating generational shift in the workplace Traditional hierarchical leadership and workplace politics Changing leadership styles Changing perspectives on job stability Resources from this Episode The Wannos Law Firm: https://www.wannoslaw.com/
    Employment Law Courses: https://www.karlywannos.com/employment-courses
    Legal Workshops
    Employment Law for Businesses https://www.karlywannos.com/workshop  FMLA Workshop: https://www.karlywannos.com/fmla Calculating Damages Workshop: https://www.karlywannos.com/damages-workshop Connect with Karly Wannos
    Follow Karly on Facebook, [https://www.facebook.com/Karly-Wannos-103354468305465] Instagram [https://www.instagram.com/karlywannos] and Linkedin [www.linkedin.com/in/karlywannos]
    Sign up for my Newsletter on employment law and management topics [www.karlywannos.com/newsletter] 
    Follow and Review: We’d love for you to follow us if you haven’t yet. Click that purple '+' in the top right corner of your Apple Podcasts app. We’d love it even more if you could drop a review or 5-star rating over on Apple Podcasts. Simply select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” then a quick line with your favorite part of the episode. It only takes a second and it helps spread the word about the podcast.
    Episode Credits: If you like this podcast and are thinking of creating your own, consider talking to my producer, Emerald City Productions. They helped me grow and produce the podcast you are listening to right now. Find out more at https://emeraldcitypro.com Let them know we sent you.
    The copyright and intellectual property for The Employment Experience and this post are owned exclusively by Karly Wannos, LLC.

    • 26 min
    062: The Power of Emotions: Harnessing Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace Can Be the Key to Professional Success with Michele Philips

    062: The Power of Emotions: Harnessing Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace Can Be the Key to Professional Success with Michele Philips

    Unlock the secrets to elevating your workplace experience with the wisdom of Michele Phillips from Key Performance in our latest podcast episode. Transform your professional life with the power of emotional intelligence as we unravel how self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management can drastically alter your corporate journey. You're not just tuning into another dialogue; this is a treasure trove of actionable strategies, where the realms of personal success and corporate culture merge to redefine your work narrative. 
    Our conversation with Michele ventures beyond theory, spotlighting the real-world implications of emotional intelligence in leadership and employee relations. Discover how the ripple effect of regular employee check-ins can amplify their commitment, and why addressing emotional intelligence post-COVID is now a non-negotiable trait for fostering resilient customer and team connections. Step into the personal domain of managing emotions, where we guide you through the 'ladder up technique' to navigate from the valleys of anxiety to the peaks of joy. 
    In this episode, you will hear: Challenging employment practices at Publix Supermarket Emotional intelligence in the workplace Communication and valuing employees' mental health Importance of emotional intelligence in leadership Effective emotion identification and processing Resources from this Episode:
    The Wannos Law Firm: https://www.wannoslaw.com/
    Employment Law Courses: https://www.karlywannos.com/employment-courses
    Legal Workshops
    Employment Law for Businesses https://www.karlywannos.com/workshop  FMLA Workshop: https://www.karlywannos.com/fmla Calculating Damages Workshop: https://www.karlywannos.com/damages-workshop Connect with Karly Wannos
    Follow Karly on Facebook, [https://www.facebook.com/Karly-Wannos-103354468305465] Instagram [https://www.instagram.com/karlywannos] and Linkedin [www.linkedin.com/in/karlywannos]
    Sign up for my Newsletter on employment law and management topics [www.karlywannos.com/newsletter] 
    Connect with Michele
    Website: https://key2unlock.com 
    Book: Happiness Is A Habit
    https://www.amazon.com/Happiness-Habit-Rituals-Increase-Improve/dp/1462112579 
    Follow and Review: We’d love for you to follow us if you haven’t yet. Click that purple '+' in the top right corner of your Apple Podcasts app. We’d love it even more if you could drop a review or 5-star rating over on Apple Podcasts. Simply select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” then a quick line with your favorite part of the episode. It only takes a second and it helps spread the word about the podcast.
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    The copyright and intellectual property for The Employment Experience and this post are owned exclusively by Karly Wannos, LLC.

    • 31 min
    061: Using AI to Build Prediction Models for Hiring Employees with Jonathan Whistman

    061: Using AI to Build Prediction Models for Hiring Employees with Jonathan Whistman

    Unlock the secrets to a future-proof hiring strategy with Jonathan Whistman, the mastermind behind PerceptionPredict.ai and WhoHire.com, who joins me on The Employment Experience Podcast with his game-changing insights on AI in recruitment. As we dissect the role of AI in crafting effective teams, Jonathan sheds light on the innovative use of predictive modeling which promises a more nuanced approach to employee selection. 
    Venture into the heart of pattern recognition and learn how AI is pinpointing the perfect candidates for any role, without the cloud of bias. We will reveal how a focus on core psychographics leads to fairer, more successful employment outcomes. 
    Whether you're an entrepreneur, a hiring manager, or simply curious about the future of AI in the workforce, this episode is packed with wisdom to guide your strategies and open your mind to the endless possibilities of AI-assisted hiring.
    In this episode, you will hear: AI and the future of hiring AI and pattern recognition in hiring Using AI in hiring processes and mitigating biases AI's impact on hiring and winning teams Reshaping industries with AI and home services Resources From This Episode: The Wannos Law Firm: https://www.wannoslaw.com/
    Employment Law Courses: https://www.karlywannos.com/employment-courses
    Legal Workshops
    Employment Law for Businesses https://www.karlywannos.com/workshop  FMLA Workshop: https://www.karlywannos.com/fmla Calculating Damages Workshop: https://www.karlywannos.com/damages-workshop Connect with Karly Wannos
    Follow Karly on Facebook, [https://www.facebook.com/Karly-Wannos-103354468305465] Instagram [https://www.instagram.com/karlywannos] and Linkedin [www.linkedin.com/in/karlywannos]
    Sign up for my Newsletter on employment law and management topics [www.karlywannos.com/newsletter] 
    Connect with Jonathan Whistman
    PerceptionPredict.ai: https://www.perceptionpredict.ai/
    WhoHire.com: https://whohire.com/
    Follow Jonathan on 
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathanwhistman
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/jwhistman?lang=en 
    Follow and Review: We’d love for you to follow us if you haven’t yet. Click that purple '+' in the top right corner of your Apple Podcasts app. We’d love it even more if you could drop a review or 5-star rating over on Apple Podcasts. Simply select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” then a quick line with your favorite part of the episode. It only takes a second and it helps spread the word about the podcast.
    Episode Credits: If you like this podcast and are thinking of creating your own, consider talking to my producer, Emerald City Productions. They helped me grow and produce the podcast you are listening to right now. Find out more at https://emeraldcitypro.com Let them know we sent you.
    The copyright and intellectual property for The Employment Experience and this post are owned exclusively by Karly Wannos, LLC.

    • 40 min
    060: What Business Owners Wish They Knew Before They Decide to Sell Their Business with Charlie Janes

    060: What Business Owners Wish They Knew Before They Decide to Sell Their Business with Charlie Janes

    Navigating the path to a business exit can be as intricate as it is critical. In the latest episode of the Employment Experience Podcast, Karly Wannos teams up with Charlie Janes to deliver a masterclass on exit strategies, offering a lifeline to entrepreneurs on the brink of significant transitions. This episode is a must-listen for business owners plotting the coordinates for their graceful departure.
    Did you know that only a fraction of companies find a buyer or grow beyond financial milestones? Learn how to develop a legacy business that thrives beyond the founder's touch, navigate the tricky waters of scaling, and why having an array of experts, like financial planners and exit planning specialists, is your ticket to a smooth transition. 
    A poorly executed business sale may result in a tangled aftermath. So consider a timeline before even putting the 'For Sale' sign up. Listen in as they unpack why you need a minimum of three to five years to shape your business into an attractive package, the importance of recasting financials to highlight profitability, and how different types of buyers affect your strategy. 
    But it's not just about the money – they highlight the human side of the deal, ensuring your team transitions just as smoothly as your bank account. This episode isn't just about getting out – it's about leaving a legacy that lasts.
    In this episode, you will hear: Challenges of selling a business Exit strategies for businesses Overlap among professions and collaborative strategies Ideal buyers Creating a self-sufficient business  Exit strategy for business success Resources From This Episode: The Wannos Law Firm: https://www.wannoslaw.com/
    Employment Law Courses: https://www.karlywannos.com/employment-courses
    Legal Workshops
    Employment Law for Businesses https://www.karlywannos.com/workshop  FMLA Workshop: https://www.karlywannos.com/fmla Calculating Damages Workshop: https://www.karlywannos.com/damages-workshop Connect with Karly Wannos
    Follow Karly on Facebook, [https://www.facebook.com/Karly-Wannos-103354468305465] Instagram [https://www.instagram.com/karlywannos] and Linkedin [www.linkedin.com/in/karlywannos]
    Sign up for my Newsletter on employment law and management topics [www.karlywannos.com/newsletter] 
    Connect with Charlie Janes
    https://charliejanes.focalpointcoaching.com 
    Follow and Review: We’d love for you to follow us if you haven’t yet. Click that purple '+' in the top right corner of your Apple Podcasts app. We’d love it even more if you could drop a review or 5-star rating over on Apple Podcasts. Simply select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” then a quick line with your favorite part of the episode. It only takes a second and it helps spread the word about the podcast.
    Episode Credits: If you like this podcast and are thinking of creating your own, consider talking to my producer, Emerald City Productions. They helped me grow and produce the podcast you are listening to right now. Find out more at https://emeraldcitypro.com Let them know we sent you.
    The copyright and intellectual property for The Employment Experience and this post are owned exclusively by Karly Wannos, LLC.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

Michele w on L ,

A Wealth of Information

This podcast is a must for anyone with employees. With the ever-changing laws and methods in which we work, Karly is providing valuable information in an easy-to-digest manner. She is sharp, knows her stuff, and her style is welcoming. This podcast is especially beneficial to practitioners and entrepreneurs who need advice and have no internal human resource department. She is a wealth of knowledge.

Sandie 57 ,

Love this Poscast

I came across this podcast three weeks ago, and I love it. In my role as an HR Manager, the information is so helpful. Please continue providing the content.

Nora A Burns ,

The podcast for every US based manager and leader

Thrilled to have discovered The Employment Experience. While the subtitle indicates this podcast is for business owners and human resource professional, I would argue that this is the perfect podcast for managers and leaders across the US. Key insights into the intersection of the employee experience and legislative requirements. If you oversee the work of others, subscribe today. You’ll thank me later.

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