BIO:  Sy Johnson

Sy Johnson is a Human Resources Director with 15 years of experience and a strong background in recruitment, employee relations, benefits, training, compensation, employee development and workers compensation.

Best known for her “get the job done” style, she brings a high level of insight in relationship building skills to her work environment.

Sy received her B.A. in Business Administration from Shorter University of Rome.
She is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources. Sy is a member of the local and national chapters of The Society for Human Resources Management.

Sy Johnson is the Director of Human Resources for Bronner Bros. which employs over 300 full time and part time staff members, operating manufacturing, marketing and administrative facilities.

Her contributions to The 24 Hour MBA include the discussion of the 10 best HR practices to increase workplace satisfaction and reduce legal risks. These practices can save your company from potential lawsuits and the loss of millions of dollars.  She discusses in detail how health care benefits, workplace wellness, performance appraisals, talent acquisitions, retirement benefits, pre-employment & employee testing, background checks, contract labor, environment and inspiration can affect your company.

She discusses the legal ramifications of laws that every company should be aware of. They are the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination in the evaluation of employee performance based on race, national origin, religion or sex; the Age Discrimination and Employment Act (ADEA), which prohibits discrimination based on age; the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits discrimination against employees with disabilities; the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), which prohibits discrimination against pregnant employees; the Equal Pay Act, which prohibits wage disparity discriminatory practices related to employees who are pregnant or plan on becoming pregnant during their employment; and the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which prohibits the unlawful discriminatory act which occurs each time an employee receives a pay check or compensation that has been affected by a past discriminatory practice or decision regardless how long ago it occurred.

Sy discusses hot button topics that are pertinent to employers right now. You will be able to apply the information immediately. Her extensive research shows you how to offer healthcare benefits that will keep your employees healthy and happy. What about your employees who are aging out but really can’t afford to retire? She explains how phased retirement may help employers meet the challenges of changing workforce demographics.

Although Sy is a Human Resources Director, she believes in the concept of a holistic employee in the corporate structure. Offering great benefits not only makes a happy employee but it increases workplace productivity.  Sy demonstrates that human resources is more than just hiring and firing. It’s more so about understanding and meeting the needs of your employees.