RALEIGH -- A new effort to get more employees educated on laws and regulations impacting their workplace is coming to North Carolina.
The National Job Creators Network is teaming up with the North Carolina Free Enterprise Foundation to launch the "Employee to Employer Program."
Camp Bow Wow is the country’s largest pet care franchise. Its CEO, Heidi Ganahl, was in North Carolina this week talking about the obstacles businesses have to overcome when it comes to regulations handed down by the government.
“Mainly around zoning, and the regulation that affects how many people are in our play yards with the dogs actually, believe it or not,” says Ganahl.
Ganahl is part of the national Job Creators Network, a non-partisan organization helping businesses educate their employees about government policies. Through the Employer to Employee program, the goal is make sure everyone involved in a business understands rules and regulations and what they mean for a company.
“They derive their employment from the company's ability to operate profitably in North Carolina and around the world,” said Joe Stewart with the NC Free Enterprise Foundation.
The Free Enterprise Foundation is now partnering with the Job Creators Network to bring the Employer to Employee program to the state. Stewart says the goal is get more people involved and aware of the political process.
“The whole intention of the Job Creators Network is to make sure that employees understand the issues,” said Stewart. “And hopefully encourage them to participate in the political process in a meaningful way so that elected officials and policy makers understand the implication on the bottom line profitability of a company.”
For Ganahl, she says the simpler the regulations, the better.
“At Camp Bow Wow we're busy hanging out with the dogs and keeping them happy,” said Ganahl. “So the simpler it is to run our businesses, the more attention we can put on our clients -- our furry ones and our human ones.”