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The HR Break Room is a podcast from your friends working in Human Resources dedicated to bringing you the stories, tips and strategies you need to support the future of your people in the age of new HR technology. Hosted by Caleb Masters and Chelsea Justice, the HR Break Room brings together HR tech industry experts to discuss the latest trends, challenges and solutions emerging in the everyday workplace.

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The HR Break Room is a podcast from your friends working in Human Resources dedicated to bringing you the stories, tips and strategies you need to support the future of your people in the age of new HR technology. Hosted by Caleb Masters and Chelsea Justice, the HR Break Room brings together HR tech industry experts to discuss the latest trends, challenges and solutions emerging in the everyday workplace.

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Great Job

By Mary Jo Norman - Dec 13 2018
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Enjoyed the talk today with Sam Norman/Ernst & Young research.

Caleb Masters

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Caleb is killing it! He’s like a young Paul Harvey!

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64 Ratings
Average Ratings
60
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Great Job

By Mary Jo Norman - Dec 13 2018
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Enjoyed the talk today with Sam Norman/Ernst & Young research.

Caleb Masters

By JWA-3 - Aug 23 2018
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Caleb is killing it! He’s like a young Paul Harvey!
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HR Break Room

Latest release on Dec 17, 2019

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The HR Break Room is a podcast from your friends working in Human Resources dedicated to bringing you the stories, tips and strategies you need to support the future of your people in the age of new HR technology. Hosted by Caleb Masters and Chelsea Justice, the HR Break Room brings together HR tech industry experts to discuss the latest trends, challenges and solutions emerging in the everyday workplace.

Rank #1: Talent Management: How HR Technology Transforms the Employee Experience

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Jason Lauritsen, employee engagement expert and author of Unlocking High Performance: How to Use Performance Management to Engage and Empower Employees to Reach Their Full Potential

 In a recent Deloitte survey, 79% of global executives rated agile performance management as a high priority for their organizations. With the digital transformation of HR impacting companies nationwide as 2019 progresses, HR departments look toward technology to fulfill their recruiting and training initiatives.

In this HR Break Room conversation, workplace culture authority Jason Lauritsen joins hosts Caleb Masters and Chelsea Justice to discuss:

  • changes to talent management through digital transformation and HR tech
  • why the right learning technology helps upskill and retain today’s top talent
  • how regular employee feedback increases performance, engagement and the personnel experience overall

Learn more about how to train and upskill your employees by reading our white paper, Discover How a Learning Management System Benefits Your Workforce and Bottom Line.

Feb 05 2019

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Rank #2: Swimming With a Shark: Barbara Corcoran Talks Strategies for Workplace Transformation

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Guest:

Barbara Corcoran, founder of The Corcoran Group and investor on ABC’s Shark Tank

A typical organization has undergone five major companywide changes in the past three years, according to Gartner, with nearly 75% expecting more transformation in the future. Even workforce demographics have recently changed, shifting to a millennial and Gen Z majority.

How can HR use available resources to overcome these challenges and lead their organizations to business success?

To answer, HR Break Room welcomes Barbara Corcoran, world-renowned investor, host of the Business Unusual podcast and bestselling author of Shark Tales: How I Turned $1,000 into a Billion Dollar Business.

In this episode, Corcoran discusses:

  • tips and recommendations for leading effective organizational change and creating an engaging employee experience
  • the critical role communication plays in fostering a workplace culture prepared for transformation
  • how members of today’s multigenerational workforce want the same self-service technology at work that they use in their personal lives
  • how HR can use the opportunity presented by the digital transformation to emerge as strategic leaders

Click here to learn more about Paycom’s newest communication tool, Ask HereTM, or visit us at booth #3121 during the HR Technology Conference in Las Vegas, Oct. 1-4.

Sep 24 2019

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Rank #3: Out With the Old: New Study Proves the Case for Utilizing HR Tech

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Guests:

Joe Callender, Ernst and Young executive director of quantitative economics and statistics

Ari Teichman, Ernst and Young senior manager of quantitative economics and statistics

Sam Norman, Paycom executive vice president of sales

According to a 2016 study conducted by HR.com, companies surveyed reported that allowing employees to complete their own HR tasks through software saves their HR department an average of seven hours a week. A new study from Ernst & Young takes this idea a step further. Performing HR tasks manually or not letting employees enter their own information costs employers an average of $4.39 for every point of data entry.

With the cost of HR tasks becoming more evident and costly in the digital era, what is keeping organizations from making the move to self-service technology? And how can incorporating HR technology streamline processes and save organizations time, money and productivity?

In this episode of HR Break Room, host Caleb Masters is joined by a panel of experts to discuss:

  • Ernst & Young's study detailing how manual HR tasks are slowing productivity and costing organizations around the country
  • the costly compliance risks of manually entering data multiple times
  • how HR can help complete the digital transformation within their organization by removing manual tasks with self-service HR software for employees

Learn more about how to transform your organization with self-service technology by reading our How to Lead Digital Initiatives in the Workplace white paper.

Dec 11 2018

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Rank #4: Taking Ownership: Embracing the Role of HR

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Guest:

Steve Browne, author of HR on Purpose: Delivering Deliberate People Passion

As the role of HR continues to evolve within today’s workplace, being strategic and influencing employees and leadership have become more important than ever. How can HR not only win a seat at the table, but also take ownership of its role within an organization?

In this HR Break Room conversation, bestselling author Steve Browne joins Paycom HR manager Chanse Moucka and host Caleb Masters to discuss:

  • the differences between safeguarding HR, being strategic in HR and owning the role of HR
  • the importance of being intentional and understanding the culture of your organization
  • how HR can empower the workforce by being bold, passionate and transparent

Learn more about how technology can allow you the time to be strategic by reading our Discover How Self-Service Tech Boosts Employee Experience white paper.

Sep 19 2018

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Rank #5: When Cupid Strikes: Managing Workplace Love

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Around Valentine’s Day, conversations about love and romance are everywhere – including the office. And with good reason: According to Career Builder, 38% of American workers said they have dated a co-worker at least once over their career.

But just how should organizations approach creating and enforcing a dating policy in 2018?

In this episode of HR Break Room we will discuss:

  • the importance of having a clear, simple dating policy that empowers employees
  • best practices for writing different workplace dating policies regarding coworkers, managers and clients
  • clearly communicating the difference between sexual harassment and romantic interest within the organization

Learn more about communicating policy to your workforce in our whitepaper, Discover Fueling Employee Knowledge and Propelling Business Growth through Learning Management Systems.

Feb 13 2018

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Rank #6: Level Up: John C. Maxwell on the 5 Levels of Leadership

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John C. Maxwell, life coach, world-renowned leadership expert and New York Times bestselling author of The 5 Levels of Leadership

True leaders know there’s always room to grow. But it’s difficult to develop others effectively if you don’t know where to start, and that’s one of HR’s biggest challenges.

 In this HR Break Room episode, guest John C. Maxwell shares guidance on developing yourself – and those you lead – through his 5 Levels of Leadership as we discuss:

  • why communicating your values is critical for great leadership
  • ways to identify and develop potential leaders in your organization
  • how to empower your workforce through the levels of leadership

May 21 2018

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Rank #7: Passion and Focus: Inspiring Employee Dedication

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Steve Gilliland, motivational speaker and author of Enjoy the Ride

According to a recent study, disengagement among employees nationwide carries a price tag worthy of sticker-shock status: between $450 billion and $550 billion every year. And with 90% of executives reporting that retaining new hires is a difficult issue for their organization, employee engagement has never been more important.

In this HR Break Room conversation, motivational speaker Steve Gilliland joins the podcast to discuss:

  • why it’s so critical to attract and recruit the right talent for your workforce
  • the importance of communicating your organization’s purpose to your employees
  • how to engage employees with technology that best suits your business

Learn more about strategies to engage your workforce in our Discover What Employees Want white paper.

Aug 20 2018

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Rank #8: Challenge the Status Quo: Empowering Women in the Workforce

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Margaret Spence, Global business strategist and founder of the Employee to CEO Project

According to the Korn Ferry Institute, women make up 24% of C-suite positions, but only 12% had long-term aspirations to lead the organization as CEO. With leadership development initiatives increasing their emphasis on more diverse and inclusive workplace cultures, how can organizations ensure their program meets the needs of today’s female top performers?

In this HR Break Room conversation from the SHRM18 expo floor, Margaret Spence, global business strategist and founder of the Employee to CEO Project, joins us to discuss:

  • how an inclusive culture with women in leadership benefits your business
  • the differences in how women approach leadership positions in the organization
  • how HR can facilitate this change in identifying and developing women for leadership roles

Learn more about how to find top-performing women in your organization by downloading our 4 Steps to Finding and Fostering Super Talent infographic. 

Aug 06 2018

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Rank #9: Adam Smiley Poswolsky - A Hire Purpose: Build a Thriving Culture for Millennials

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Guest Host:

Adam Smiley Poswolsky, Author of The Quarter-Life Breakthrough

According to Pew research, in 2015, the millennial labor force surpassed Generation X as the largest in the workforce. Understanding their needs will be critical in motivating and retaining the employees of today and the future.

Adam Poswolsky, author of The Quarter-Life Breakthrough, joins HR Break Room for a special two-part conversation to discuss the needs and demands of millennials in today’s workplace.

In part one of this HR Break Room conversation, you will learn:

  • the importance of giving millennials a purpose-driven culture
  • why it’s better to create a transparent workplace environment that’s open to new ideas
  • how easy-to-use technology is essential to attracting and retaining the very best millennial workers

Learn more about communicating with employees in our “Drive Performance with Employee Surveys” infographic.

Thank you for listening! Please RATE, REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE.

Follow the HR Break Room on Twitter @Paycom

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Learn more at paycom.com/hrbreakroom

Jul 18 2017

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Rank #10: Philosophies of Modern Leadership: How to Manage Change Management

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Guest:

Cy Wakeman, leadership consultant, New York Times best-selling author and host of the No Ego podcast

According to Pew Research, 92% of Gen Zers report going online every day, and 24% say they are online almost constantly. With Gen Z and millennial employees expecting more efficient ways to work using technology, especially via mobile devices, organizations need to be prepared for the cultural and digital transformations required to recruit top talent in today’s workplace.

In this episode of HR Break Room, recorded at the Society for Human Resource Management 2019 Conference & Exposition, Wakeman joins hosts Caleb Masters and Dickens Aubourg to discuss:

  • modern leadership approaches to business readiness and enabling change management
  • the demands of today’s millennial and Gen Z workers
  • how to embrace a new mindset to transform culture, drive innovation and gain results

To learn more about utilizing mobile technology to streamline processes and free yourself up to be more strategic, read our white paper, Is Your Business App-rehensive? How to Lead a Digital Transformation in Your Workplace.

Aug 27 2019

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Rank #11: Wishing You Well: Wellness and Ergonomics in the Workplace

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Leigh Stringer, workplace design specialist and bestselling author of The Healthy Workplace: How to Improve the Well-Being of Your Employees — and Boost Your Company’s Bottom Line

In a recent UnitedHealthcare study, 70% of employees expressed interest in taking proactive steps to improve their health. As we settle into 2018, we look at the new trends and best practices your organization can incorporate into health and ergonomics initiatives throughout the year. In this episode of HR Break Room, hosts Caleb Masters and Braeden Fair talk with Stringer about:

  • the rising investment in employee mental/emotional wellness programs
  • how these programs resonate with the growing millennial workforce
  • the role physical space and best ergonomics practices play in nurturing a healthy and productive work environment
  • how sustaining a solid wellness program starts with changing an organization’s culture

Learn more about communicating your wellness and ergonomics initiatives to employees in our Drive Performance with Employee Surveys white paper.

Jan 09 2018

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Rank #12: Hiring in the Digital Age: How Performance-Based Hiring Helps Recruiting

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Guests:

Lou Adler, business consultant and CEO of The Adler Group

Tiffany McGowen, Paycom vice president of recruiting

According to SHRM’s The New Talent Landscape report, 84% of employers see a shortage in skilled applicants, while 68% experience difficulty in filling jobs. In today’s war for talent, the challenge to find qualified candidates for a competitive edge continues to grow, as does the skills gap.

In this episode of HR Break Room, host Caleb Masters sits down with Adler and McGowen to discuss:

  • the challenges of finding skilled talent in a highly competitive landscape
  • how performance-based hiring can help organizations recruit the ideal candidates
  • how technology can transform HR and recruiting strategies to attract key positions

Learn more about today’s skills gap and war for talent by downloading our infographic, How the Talent Shortage Harms Your Entire Business.

Mar 05 2019

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Rank #13: A Perfect Fit: How a Winning Culture Creates a Winning Team

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Guests:

Annie Hanson, University of Oklahoma assistant athletics director of recruiting strategy and administrative engagement

Jennifer Kraszewski, Paycom vice president of human resources

According to LinkedIn, 80% of talent acquisition leaders believe their employer brand has a noticeable impact on their ability to hire great talent. Perhaps no better example of this exists than in college sports. In leveraging an unrivaled brand to recruit top performers to their organization, college athletic recruiters build teams known around the world for winning.

In this episode of HR Break Room, OU football’s Annie Hanson joins Paycom’s Jennifer Kraszewski and host Caleb Masters to discuss the lessons HR can learn from college athletic recruiting, including:

  • how to build a winning workforce and culture
  • transparent alignment of the employer brand with expectations of prospective talent
  • the role social media plays in communicating that brand to top performers
  • why culture fit is just as important as performance potential

For more, attend our on-demand webinar, 5 Strategies HR Can Borrow From College Recruiting Programs.

Mar 26 2019

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Rank #14: SHRM18: Managing an HR Department of One

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Guests:

Dave Ryan, director of the Illinois State Council for the Society for Human Resource Management

Brad Galin, president and principal consultant of Allegro HR

In small and midsized organizations nationwide, HR departments often are made up of just one person. These individuals are tasked with overseeing nearly every HR function throughout the company, including onboarding, benefits enrollment, compensation, and training employees. 

In this second episode of our special series recorded at SHRM18, HR Break Room host Caleb Masters and Paycom HR manager Chanse Moucka converse with guests Dave Ryan and Brad Galin about:

  • the unique challenges faced by single-employee HR departments at small and medium-sized organizations across the country
  • the value of networking with HR professionals in larger organizations
  • the tools and strategies that one-person HR departments can use to add to their team and grow their business

To learn more about how to streamline your HR processes, download our Discover the Hidden Cost of Manual Processes on Engagement and Productivity infographic.

Jun 29 2018

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Rank #15: Jacob Morgan - Happy Employees = Happy Customers: The Equation for a Winning Workforce

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Guest Host:

Jacob Morgan, futurist and author of The Employee Experience Advantage

Recently, “the employee experience” has gained the attention of today’s industry leaders. According to the Deloitte 2017 Global Human Capital Trends report, while nearly 80% of executives rated the employee experience as very important, only 22% said their companies excelled at building one. But what exactly is the employee experience, and how does it impact your bottom line?

In today’s HR Break Room discussion, special guest Jacob Morgan, futurist and author of The Employee Experience Advantage, will:

  • define the employee experience and his equation for an ideal one
  • discuss how culture, technology and the physical workspace directly affect an organization’s ability to have an engaged workforce
  • highlight how investing in the employee experience results in profits

Learn more about the employee experience by reading our "Discover How the Right Self-Service Technology Can Help Deliver an Ideal Employee Experience" white paper.

Sep 12 2017

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Rank #16: Adam Smiley Poswolsky - Under New Management: The Rise of Millennial Managers and Generation Z

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Guest Host:

Adam Smiley Poswolsky, Author of The Quarter-Life Break Through

Global Workforce Trends reported that by the end of 2017, 3.6 million baby boomers will retire. As they do, more and more millennials will begin transitioning into management roles.  And behind the millennials is the even younger generation –  Generation Z – who are on track to make up 27% by 2030. With a shift in the workforce upon us, what can organizations learn about these new trends to better prepare?

Adam Poswolsky, author of The Quarter-Life Breakthrough, rejoins HR Break Room for part two of our discussion on the role of millennials in the workforce.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • how millennials are growing into management roles and influencing the workforce
  • the trends and attitudes emerging from Generation Z
  • how organizations can use video to communicate and train the upcoming generation of managers and employees

Click here to listen to part one where Adam Smiley Poswolsky talks about building a thriving culture for millennials. 

Learn more about using video as a training tool by reading our “Workplace Learning: How Businesses Can Ace It” infographic.

Thank you for listening! Please RATE, REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE.

Follow the HR Break Room on Twitter @Paycom

Like us on Facebook @Paycom

Learn more at paycom.com/hrbreakroom

Jul 31 2017

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Rank #17: Happy Employees: Creating and Sustaining a Thriving Company Culture

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Guest:

Jenn Lim, Delivering Happiness CEO and co-founder  

Low employee engagement costs U.S. organizations up to $550 billion annually, according to Gallup. And with Gallup also reporting highly engaged teams generate 21% greater profitability, fostering an organization of happy people is more important than ever. 

How can organizations meet the expectations of today’s top performers to create a workplace full of engaged, happy employees?

In this episode of HR Break Room, recorded at the Society for Human Resource Management 2019 Conference & Exposition, Lim joins hosts Caleb Masters and Dickens Aubourg to discuss:

  • the difference between employee happiness and employee engagement
  • why meeting the expectations of top talent is critical to their happiness
  • the role communication plays in creating a culture of happy employees
  • how workplace technology can help facilitate a satisfied, more productive workforce

To learn more about creating a culture of happy and engaged employees, read our white paper, What Employees Want: Overlooked Insights in Employee Engagement.

Sep 10 2019

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Rank #18: HR Nightmares: Ghostly Office Tales

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From somewhere within overstuffed filing cabinets of an unnamed office come two terrifying tales. The first story investigates a haunted onboarding experience caused by excessive paperwork, while the second explores an infestation of manual processes so creepy, your skin will crawl. Luckily, these HR nightmares can have a happy ending when the right HR technology comes into play.

In this special Halloween episode of HR Break Room, Caleb and Chelsea share “HR Nightmares” that cover how:

  • a poor onboarding process can negatively impact your new hires
  • manual processes could slow your organization
  • HR technology can help protect your company

Learn how to handle more "HR Nightmares" by downloading Paycom's Trick or Treat Bag, full of white papers, infographics and other FREE content. 

Oct 31 2017

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Rank #19: 5 Leadership Lessons HR Can Learn From American History

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Guest Host:

Jim Quillen, Director of Tax, Paycom

The United States of America may be more than two centuries old, but the examples laid down by the founding fathers still teach us new lessons every day. In honor of Independence Day, HR Break Room dives deep into the American Revolutionary War by examining the important leadership lessons from one of its most pivotal and iconic moments: George Washington’s crossing of the Delaware River.

In this episode of HR Break Room, Caleb and Chelsea are visited by Paycom’s Director of Tax and American history buff, Jim Quillen, to discuss the full story before reflecting on the historic event’s biggest takeaways for today’s HR leaders. You will learn about:

  • finding talent in the unlikeliest of places
  • why it’s important to hold steady in the face of doubt
  • the benefits of clearly communicating a vision
  • the importance of being visible for your people
  • why it’s not enough to just do your best, but do what is required

Learn more about the leadership lessons mentioned in this podcast by attending our “5 Leadership Lessons HR Can Learn From American History” webinar.

Thank you for listening! Please RATE, REVIEW and SUBSCRIBE.

Follow the HR Break Room on Twitter @Paycom

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Learn more at paycom.com/hrbreakroom

Jul 07 2017

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Rank #20: Mark Sanborn - Pursuing Your Leadership Potential: How the Best Can Be Better

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Mark Sanborn, motivational speaker, leadership expert and international best-selling author

Building a top-performing organization is challenging enough, but how do you continue to improve after you’ve mastered your trade or industry? In his new book, The Potential Principle, leadership expert Mark Sanborn reveals strategies for doing even better once you already have given your best.

In this episode of HR Break Room, Caleb and Chelsea talk with Sanborn about:

  • the importance of having a philosophy that guides and drives your organization
  • the benefits an encore performer can bring to your company
  • why "being better" is a more powerful motivator than "being the best"

Additionally, you can learn more about Mark Sanborn’s The Potential Principle by registering for our free Nov. 16 webinar today!

Nov 14 2017

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HR Challenges in 2020: How Today’s Issues Impact Tomorrow’s Outcomes

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Guest:   Meghan M. Biro, founder and CEO of TalentCulture   Proper planning is fundamental to success, especially for HR business partners (HRBPs) who must be proactive when it comes to addressing workforce challenges, including the first fully digital generation to enter the workforce: Generation Z.   According to Gartner, “organizations that build high-performing HRBPs improve employee performance by up to 22%, employee retention by up to 24%, revenue by up to 7% and profit by up to 9%.”   Are you prepared to be a strategy-focused partner that balances the needs of your current employees while addressing the desires of incoming talent?   In this episode of HR Break Room®, recorded at the 2019 Society for Human Resource Management Annual Conference & Exposition, Meghan M. Biro joins hosts Tiffany Gamblin, Jennifer Kraszewski and Caleb Masters to discuss:
  • the biggest challenges facing HR today that will impact the outcomes of tomorrow
  • what’s stopping your organization from being relevant to potential candidates
  • how to drive the relationship between employee and HR in today’s workplace
  • employee usage and its importance to your organization’s bottom line

Learn more about how to be a strategy-focused partner to meet the needs of today’s quickly changing workforce by watching our on-demand webinar, Barbara Corcoran on Change Management and HR’s Emergence as Strategic Leaders.

Dec 17 2019

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HR on Purpose: How to Boost Employee Engagement

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Steve Browne, vice president of human resources at LaRosa’s Pizzeria and author of HR on Purpose: Delivering Deliberate People Passion

Today’s competitive marketplace is growing and advancing faster than ever before, thanks to technology. And the demand for a people-first group like HR to step up as leaders in the organization is essential to successful employee retention and engagement initiatives.

How can HR create an attractive culture for its workforce, improve the employee experience and meet the organization’s goals?

In this episode of HR Break Room, recorded at the Society for Human Resource Management 2019 Annual Conference & Exposition, Steve Browne joins hosts Tiffany Gamblin and Caleb Masters to discuss:

  • why it’s time for HR to transform its role into a strategic business partner
  • how HR can use workplace learning initiatives to help employees become better professionals
  • HR technology that can improve workers’ performance and transform business
  • employee development’s ability to boost engagement and improve retention
  • how HR can drive business results by putting the people first

Download our white paper, Discover How E-Learning Technology Drives Business Growth, to learn how to engage your employees, transform your business and improve your bottom line.

Dec 03 2019

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Sparking a Revolution: Create a Remarkable Workplace Culture Through Learning

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David Salyers, former vice president of marketing at Chick-fil-A and co-author of Remarkable: Maximizing Results Through Value Creation

In today’s competitive market, falling behind on employee training trends can leave your organization scrambling to keep top talent. To make matters worse, a poor employee experience can create a less productive culture and harm the employer brand.

Unsurprisingly, the most productive workplace for employers and employees has a culture of high employee development, according to Gallup research.  

How can HR leverage learning platforms and employee training programs to create an attractive employer brand and culture of productivity?

In this episode of HR Break Room, Salyers joins hosts Jennifer Kraszewski and Caleb Masters to discuss:

  • leveraging training opportunities to create a meaningful employer brand
  • how to provide two-dimensional growth through training and development
  • positioning HR as a strategic, people-first group within the organization
  • creating a winning ecosystem by fostering a remarkable workplace culture

To learn more about cultivating a culture for your organization, read our white paper, Discover Who Owns Your Employer Brand.

Nov 19 2019

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The Future of HR: What Challenges Face the Industry?

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Guest:

Sharlyn Lauby, HR Bartender founder and ITM Group president

In a business landscape forged through emerging workplace technology, the role of HR continues to evolve. So how can HR professionals bridge the gap between their people and technology to actively participate in employee experience initiatives?  

In this episode of HR Break Room, recorded at the Society for Human Resource Management 2019 Annual Conference & Exposition, Lauby joins hosts Jennifer Kraszewski and Caleb Masters to discuss:

  • HR’s role after the right technology is implemented
  • how to shift HR from being the go-between to a go-getter
  • how HR tech can reshape the employee experience for a five-generation workforce, from onboarding to retirement
  • using data to tell the story of how HR and HR tech impacts the bottom line
  • challenges facing HR in 2020 and beyond

Download our white paper to learn how the right self-service technology boosts the employee experience.

Nov 05 2019

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User Adoption: The Key to Getting Employees on Board With HR Tech

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Guest:

Robin Schooling, Peridus Group managing partner for HR People + Strategy

Technological advancements are rapidly changing workplace communication, the employee experience and organizational culture. With people expecting more from technology’s capabilities in general, employees’ expectations of on-the-job tech also increases.

As we prepare to enter a new decade, workers’ adoption of new HR technology continues to become more crucial and necessary. But in an ever-evolving workplace, how can technology promote productivity, efficiency and success?

In this episode of HR Break Room, Robin Schooling joins us at the 2019 HR Technology Conference to discuss:

  • the biggest challenges to creating a successful user-adoption strategy
  • how the employee usage of technology benefits HR and the bottom line
  • using training to communicate the benefits of technology
  • how HR technology impacts the employee experience, workplace culture and business goals
  • positioning HR as a strategic partner by successfully adopting and managing HR technology

Learn more about the cost of manual processes and a poor user adoption strategy by reading our white paper, Every Second Counts … and Costs: Why Everyone Should Use HR Tech.

Oct 22 2019

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Tech Connections: Applying Key Takeaways From Human Resources Conferences

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Guests:

Dave Ryan, Illinois State Council for the Society for Human Resource Management former director

Brad Galin, Allegro HR president and principal consultant

Networking at HR conferences is an integral part of your organization’s growth, helping you gain new clients and brand advocates. These conferences also provide valuable takeaways through breakout sessions and keynote talks.

How can HR professionals use conferences to build their reputation, provide actionable applications for their workplace, and get leadership excited to implement new initiatives?

In this episode of HR Break Room, recorded at the 2019 Society for Human Resource Management Annual Conference & Exposition, Brad Galin and Dave Ryan join host Caleb Masters to discuss:

  • strategies for immediately applying key conference takeaways to your organization
  • what your organization can gain from attending HR conferences
  • how making connections and building a broad, diverse network benefits your company
  • the ways technology can foster efficiency, motivation and communication in the workplace

To learn more about how technology can help improve communication in your workplace, read our white paper, Put Surveys to Work: Jump-Start Engagement and Goal-Setting with Employee Feedback.

Oct 11 2019

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Swimming With a Shark: Barbara Corcoran Talks Strategies for Workplace Transformation

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Guest:

Barbara Corcoran, founder of The Corcoran Group and investor on ABC’s Shark Tank

A typical organization has undergone five major companywide changes in the past three years, according to Gartner, with nearly 75% expecting more transformation in the future. Even workforce demographics have recently changed, shifting to a millennial and Gen Z majority.

How can HR use available resources to overcome these challenges and lead their organizations to business success?

To answer, HR Break Room welcomes Barbara Corcoran, world-renowned investor, host of the Business Unusual podcast and bestselling author of Shark Tales: How I Turned $1,000 into a Billion Dollar Business.

In this episode, Corcoran discusses:

  • tips and recommendations for leading effective organizational change and creating an engaging employee experience
  • the critical role communication plays in fostering a workplace culture prepared for transformation
  • how members of today’s multigenerational workforce want the same self-service technology at work that they use in their personal lives
  • how HR can use the opportunity presented by the digital transformation to emerge as strategic leaders

Click here to learn more about Paycom’s newest communication tool, Ask HereTM, or visit us at booth #3121 during the HR Technology Conference in Las Vegas, Oct. 1-4.

Sep 24 2019

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An HR Break Room Take 5: Paycom’s Direct Data Exchange

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You know that everything your employees do has a cost. But do you know where you’re paying twice for them to complete the same task? Do you know about the unnecessary administrative burden that keeps HR from creating and implementing company strategies, engaging with employees and addressing critical workforce issues? Many paths exist to help you avoid areas of profit drain, with employee usage of HR technology serving as your compass.

In the first edition of our new segment, An HR Break Room Take 5, we check out Paycom’s revolutionary new tool, Direct Data Exchange, the industry’s first comprehensive look into the efficiencies gained and remaining through employee usage of HR technology.

Host Caleb Masters interviews Ernst & Young analyst Ari Teichman and HR professionals who use Direct Data Exchange to discuss:

  • how Direct Data Exchange helps put the human element back in HR
  • why employee usage of HR technology is good for business
  • the potential savings Direct Data Exchange can offer your organization
  • how Direct Data Exchange positively impacts the user experience to increase internal efficiencies

Learn more about Paycom’s revolutionary new Direct Data Exchange tool by requesting a demo.

Sep 19 2019

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The Future Is Now: Leading a Digital Transformation for HR

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Steve Boese, HR Technology Conference co-chair and HR Happy Hour co-host

An International Data Corporation study found that 85% of enterprise decision-makers say they have two years to make significant progress toward a digital transformation or they will fall behind competitors. With Ernst & Young reporting a cost of $4.39 for every point of manual HR data entry, and workplace technology expectations of today’s employees shifting to a more consumer-friendly experience, the cost of performing HR tasks without self-service tech has never been more evident. 

How can HR create a better employee experience and lead a digital transformation that benefits the bottom line?     

In this episode of HR Break Room, Boese joins host Caleb Masters to discuss:

  • the biggest challenges facing organizations in the ongoing digital transformation of work
  • the role HR can play in leading the digital transformation of their workplace
  • why employees expect a consumer-friendly tech experience and direct access to their data
  • how employee usage of technology benefits HR and the organization’s profitability

To learn how companywide HR tech usage can boost workforce efficiencies, click here or visit Paycom at booth 3121 at the HR Technology Conference, Oct. 1-4 in Las Vegas.

Sep 17 2019

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Happy Employees: Creating and Sustaining a Thriving Company Culture

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Jenn Lim, Delivering Happiness CEO and co-founder  

Low employee engagement costs U.S. organizations up to $550 billion annually, according to Gallup. And with Gallup also reporting highly engaged teams generate 21% greater profitability, fostering an organization of happy people is more important than ever. 

How can organizations meet the expectations of today’s top performers to create a workplace full of engaged, happy employees?

In this episode of HR Break Room, recorded at the Society for Human Resource Management 2019 Conference & Exposition, Lim joins hosts Caleb Masters and Dickens Aubourg to discuss:

  • the difference between employee happiness and employee engagement
  • why meeting the expectations of top talent is critical to their happiness
  • the role communication plays in creating a culture of happy employees
  • how workplace technology can help facilitate a satisfied, more productive workforce

To learn more about creating a culture of happy and engaged employees, read our white paper, What Employees Want: Overlooked Insights in Employee Engagement.

Sep 10 2019

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Philosophies of Modern Leadership: How to Manage Change Management

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Cy Wakeman, leadership consultant, New York Times best-selling author and host of the No Ego podcast

According to Pew Research, 92% of Gen Zers report going online every day, and 24% say they are online almost constantly. With Gen Z and millennial employees expecting more efficient ways to work using technology, especially via mobile devices, organizations need to be prepared for the cultural and digital transformations required to recruit top talent in today’s workplace.

In this episode of HR Break Room, recorded at the Society for Human Resource Management 2019 Conference & Exposition, Wakeman joins hosts Caleb Masters and Dickens Aubourg to discuss:

  • modern leadership approaches to business readiness and enabling change management
  • the demands of today’s millennial and Gen Z workers
  • how to embrace a new mindset to transform culture, drive innovation and gain results

To learn more about utilizing mobile technology to streamline processes and free yourself up to be more strategic, read our white paper, Is Your Business App-rehensive? How to Lead a Digital Transformation in Your Workplace.

Aug 27 2019

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Preparing for the Future of HR Tech

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Guests:

Tim Sackett, HRU Technical Resources president and author of The Talent Fix: A Leader’s Guide to Recruiting Great Talent

Kris Dunn, Kinetix CHRO, founder of the blogs Fistful of Talent and The HR Capitalist, and author of The 9 Faces of HR: A Disruptor’s Guide to Mastering Innovation and Driving Real Change

Although internet and mobile technology have changed the way we generally go about our days, one area in the U.S. has yet to catch up: the workplace. With today’s workforce expecting business technology on the job, who is responsible for bringing your workplace up to speed, and what skill sets are needed?

In this episode of HR Break Room, recorded at the Society for Human Resource Management 2019 Conference & Exposition, Sackett and Dunn join hosts Caleb Masters and Dickens Aubourg to discuss:

  • how the future of HR technology is reshaping the way work is performed
  • the tech that will have the biggest impact on HR’s role
  • why it is important to understand HR’s changing function

Learn how to streamline processes and free yourself to be strategic with digital technology by reading our white paper, Is Your Business App-rehensive? How to Lead a Digital Transformation in Your Workplace.

Aug 12 2019

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Disrupting HR: The Benefits of Creating a Culture of Innovation

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Jennifer McClure, CEO of Unbridled Talent and DisruptHR

With Gallup’s State of the Global Workforce report showing 85% of employees are disengaged, the way we conduct work is no longer as effective or attractive to top talent. How can HR disrupt the status quo and challenge outdated processes to become leaders in their workplace?

In this episode of HR Break Room, recorded at the 2019 Society for Human Resource Management Annual Conference & Exposition, Jennifer McClure joins hosts Caleb Masters and Tiffany Gamblin to discuss:

  • how HR can disrupt work with technology to become go-getters
  • the importance of exchanging ideas and challenging the status quo to improve processes
  • how an innovative culture and new thinking contribute to the bottom line
  • why now is the time for HR to lead change and growth as a strategic business partner

Learn how to create HR disruption in your organization, freeing you to be more strategic, by reading our white paper, Every Second Counts…and Costs: Why Everyone Should Use HR Tech.

Jul 30 2019

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New FLSA Rule: Preparing Your Business for Overtime Changes Ahead

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Louis R. Lessig, Brown & Connery, LLP partner

On March 7, the U.S. Department of Labor proposed a rule that boosts the salary threshold at which workers are eligible to receive overtime, making a major change to employee exemption criteria under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

If finalized, the rule will extend overtime protections to more than a million currently exempt workers making less than $35,308 per year. It also would represent financial and operational challenges for employers, who will have to evaluate how their employees are scheduled and paid, in order to mitigate labor costs and exposure under the FLSA.

In this episode of HR Break Room, recorded at the Society for Human Resource Management 2019 Conference & Exposition, Louis R. Lessig joins hosts Caleb Masters and AJ Griffin to:

  • review the latest developments in the proposed FLSA rule
  • discuss how organizations can begin preparing today for potential changes to ensure compliance
  • answer FLSA rule-related questions from HR Break Room listeners and Paycom webinar attendees

To learn more about steps you can take now, download our white paper, Don’t Underestimate Overtime Changes: A Look Into Overtime Under the FLSA and How Businesses Can Prepare.

Jul 16 2019

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SHRM 2019 Recap

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Guests:

Callie Zipple, SHRM field services director and host of SHRM’s Honest HR podcast

Dickens Aubourg, Paycom director of client learning

At this year’s Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Annual Conference & Exposition, held June 23-26 in Las Vegas, we sat with HR industry thought leaders, conference speakers and SHRM staffers for conversations in HR Break Room’s studio on the expo floor.

To kick off our special series of episodes recorded at SHRM19, Callie Zipple, host of the Honest HR podcast, joins the HR Break Room to discuss:

  • the biggest takeaways and experiences from SHRM19
  • how HR can become go-getters by applying those takeaways within their organization
  • what HR can look forward to at SHRM20

Learn how Paycom can help HR move from the go-between to the go-getter – and back to its intended role – by reading our white paper, How Manual Processes Cost Your Business More Than Just Money.

Jul 02 2019

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SHRM 2019 Preview

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Paycom’s SHRM 2019 HR Break Room guest co-hosts:

Jennifer Kraszewski, Paycom Vice President of Human Resources

Dickens Aubourg, Paycom Director of Client Learning

Tiffany Gamblin, Paycom HR Manager

As with every summer, HR personnel nationwide prepare for one of the industry’s biggest events: the SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition. Paycom is headed to Las Vegas for SHRM19, with HR Break Room tagging along to record episodes with some of the conference’s biggest speakers.

In this special preview episode of HR Break Room, host Caleb Masters is joined by Paycom’s SHRM 2019 guest co-hosts to learn:

  • the benefits and networking opportunities the annual conference offers to HR professionals
  • the most anticipated sessions of SHRM19
  • the giveaway attendees can enter by visiting Paycom at Booth #1124

To learn more, visit Paycom.com/SHRM.

Jun 18 2019

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Staying Power: How to Bond With Your Top Performers

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Meghan M. Biro, founder and CEO of TalentCulture

According to Gallup’s recent State of the Global Workplace report, only 15% of the global workforce is engaged on the job. With U.S. turnover rates as high as 60.5%, according to the Society for Human Resource Management, retaining top talent remains a high priority for organizations nationwide.

In this episode, Meghan M. Biro returns to the HR Break Room for a conversation with hosts Caleb Masters and Jason Bodin on:

  • the importance of building a strong relationship between HR and high performers
  • why stay interviews are an effective way to foster a healthy dialogue between them
  • how employee surveys through HR technology can equip HR to more effectively communicate with top talent

To learn more about using surveys to improve the relationship with your workforce, read our white paper, Put Surveys to Work: Jump-Start Engagement and Goal-Setting With Employee Feedback.

Jun 11 2019

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Working Wonders: HR’s Case for Going Digital

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Michael Gale, co-author of The Digital Helix: Transforming Your Organization’s DNA to Thrive in the Digital Age and host of Forbes Insights’ Futures in Focus podcast

According to author Michael Gale in The Digital Helix, “Digital transformations are everywhere: business to business, business to consumer, and even government to citizens. Digital transformation promises a bridge to a digital future, where organizations can thrive with more fluid business models and processes.”

How can HR lead the adoption and implementation of technology to transform their own workplace?

In this episode of HR Break Room, hosts Caleb Masters and Braeden Fair are joined by Gale to discuss:

  • how HR is the “tip of the spear” in championing the digital transformation of the workplace
  • why “moments of delight” through HR technology are essential to the employee experience
  • how HR can make the case for technology to the C-suite

Learn how to digitally transform your organization by reading our white paper, Is Your Business App-rehensive?: How to Lead a Digital Transformation in Your Workplace.

May 28 2019

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From Go-Between to Go-Getter: Going Beyond the Middle to the Forefront of HR

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Sharlyn Lauby, SHRM-SCP, founder of HR Bartender

Do you know where you’re paying twice for employees to complete the same task – or even to correct it when it was completed incorrectly? Everything employees do for your organization has a cost: $4.39 for every data entry, according to Ernst & Young research. By giving your workforce direct access to their employee data, HR no longer has to spend their day on duplicated tasks, allowing them to focus on what they are most passionate about: people-based initiatives.  

In this episode of HR Break Room, HR Bartender’s Sharlyn Lauby rejoins hosts Caleb Masters and Jason Bodin to discuss:

  • HR’s original role in the workplace … and how HR can return to the job as intended
  • the cost of HR being between employees and their data
  • how single-application HR technology can streamline HR processes

To learn more about how HR can break free, read our white paper Minimize Avoidable Labor Costs While Increasing Efficiency Companywide. 

May 14 2019

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No Hard Feelings: What HR Can Do to Foster Emotional Positivity at Work

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Liz Fosslien, co-author of No Hard Feelings: The Secret Power of Embracing Emotions at Work and head of content at Humu

According to a recent study from the Yale Center of Emotional Intelligence, one out of every five employees reported high engagement and high burnout. With Gallup reporting that burned-out employees are 63% more likely to take a sick day and 2.6 times as likely to actively seek a new position, having an emotionally stressed and exhausted workforce is costly.

In this episode of HR Break Room, Liz Fosslien, co-author of the recently released book No Hard Feelings, joins hosts Caleb Masters and Chelsea Justice to discuss:

  • how employees’ emotions influence an organization’s culture and impact the bottom line
  • the role burnout plays in disengagement and high turnover
  • why the physical work environment influences employees’ emotions
  • how HR can work with managers to create an emotionally healthy workplace

Read our infographic to learn how paid time off contributes to the well-being of your workforce.

Apr 30 2019

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Enjoyed the talk today with Sam Norman/Ernst & Young research.

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Caleb is killing it! He’s like a young Paul Harvey!