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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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66 Ratings
Average Ratings
62
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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 May 05, 2020

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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: 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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Rank #2: HR on Purpose: How to Boost Employee Engagement

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Guest:

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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Rank #3: New Career Beginnings

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Guest Hosts:Tiffany Gamblin, Paycom’s HR Benefits Coordinator Christie Yetter, Paycom’s HR Onboarding Specialist

Every career starts with a first day of work, but is it always a productive one? In this edition of the HR Break Room, we begin our first podcast miniseries, Life at Work, by talking about the impact a successful onboarding strategy and company introduction can have on a new employee. Whether it is starting the process before their first day, educating them on their benefits options or planning future trainings through the first year, several strategies ensure you keep your new employees engaged and provide a good first impression even before day one.

Paycom’s benefits coordinator and onboarding specialist Tiffany Gamblin and Christie Yetter join Caleb and Chelsea in the HR Break Room to talk about tips and strategies toward a successful onboarding strategy.

Our Life at Work series will follow HR’s role throughout the life cycle of the employee, from hire to retire. Life at Work will explore the challenges, situations and solutions for training employees, developing managers and establishing a successful off-boarding retirement experience.

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

Jan 18 2017

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Rank #4: 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 #5: 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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Rank #6: 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 #7: No Hard Feelings: What HR Can Do to Foster Emotional Positivity at Work

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Guest:

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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Rank #8: 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 #9: Cy Wakeman - It's an Office, Not a Theater: Managing Workplace Drama

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Office drama can be an expensive distraction in your workforce. According to Cy Wakeman’s book No Ego, employees spend nearly three hours each workweek on drama, which costs organizations millions in lost time. Navigating especially toxic office dynamics can be a challenge, even for the best managers. How can HR assist leadership in creating policy that sets the foundation for a drama-free culture?

In today’s HR Break Room discussion with special guest Cy Wakeman, author of The New York Times’ best-seller The Reality-Based Rules of the Workplace, you will learn:

  • how much workplace drama actually costs an organization
  • the five key sources of office drama
  • how company leadership and HR can work together to strategically minimize workplace drama

Learn more about surveying your employees with our "Drive Employees Performance with Surveys" infographic.

Aug 29 2017

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Rank #10: Instilling Loyalty: How HR Influences the Employee Life Cycle

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Guest:

Trish McFarlane, co-host of the HR Happy Hour podcast

The nature of work continues to change at a rapid pace. HR has the unique opportunity to build and influence relationships with members of their workforce, from the onboarding process and continuing through the entire employee life cycle.

In this HR Break Room conversation, host Caleb Masters and Paycom HR manager Chanse Moucka are joined by HR Happy Hour co-host Trish McFarlane to discuss:

  • the role HR can play in influencing the experience of employees throughout their life cycle
  • how technology has reshaped the expectations of the workforce over the last 20 years
  • the importance of creating a positive, flexible work environment for millennial and Generation Z employees

Learn more about how technology can empower your workforce by reading our How Self-Service Tech Boosts Employee Experience white paper

Sep 04 2018

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Rank #11: Passion and Focus: Inspiring Employee Dedication

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Guest:

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 #12: 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 #13: Level Up: John C. Maxwell on the 5 Levels of Leadership

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Guest:

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 #14: New FLSA Rule: Preparing Your Business for Overtime Changes Ahead

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Guest:

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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Rank #15: Beyond 9 to 5: Staying Flexible on Workplace Flexibility

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Guest:

Jim Reidy, attorney at Sheehan Phinney

The term “workplace flexibility” is commonly used to cover a broad number of topics related to compliance with state and federal leave laws. With 32% of millennial or millennial-minded talent ranking more flexible working options as a priority in the 2015/2016 Global Benefits Attitude Survey, what can your organization do to remain compliant and attractive?

In this HR Break Room conversation, employment law attorney Jim Reidy rejoins the podcast along with Paycom HR manager Chanse Moucka and host Caleb Masters to discuss:

  • the areas of employment law covered under the term “workplace flexibility” HR should consider
  • the potential risks and benefits of making your organization more flexible
  • how your organization can approach working remotely, parental leave and the Family and Medical Leave Act to remain attractive to today’s top talent

Learn more about the advantages of employees taking paid leave, in our Discover the Benefits of Paid Time Off infographic.

Aug 13 2018

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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

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Learn more at paycom.com/hrbreakroom

Jul 31 2017

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Rank #17: Wishing You Well: Wellness and Ergonomics in the Workplace

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Guest:

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 #18: Leading the Millennial Generation with Technology in 2017

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Guest Host:

Jeff York, Paycom chief sales officer

We conclude HR Break Room’s “Life at Work” series by taking a look at the role of HR technology in managing and engaging the millennial workforce. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, millennials will make up 50 percent of the workforce by 2020, so organizations nationwide seek the tools and strategies to adapt to this historical shift in talent management.

In this episode, Caleb and Chelsea talk with Paycom’s chief sales officer, Jeff York, about his experience leading millennials in his salesforce. They discuss the benefits and traits of the millennial workforce, how technology engages this newly dominant generation of employees and successful strategies for HR professionals. 

Feb 27 2017

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Rank #19: #LadyBoss: Identify and Develop Female Leadership

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Guest:

Nicole Torres, associate editor at Harvard Business Review and co-host of the Women at Work podcast

According to the UN, there are more than 1.75 billion women in the workforce worldwide. So how can leaders in your organization equip women to climb the ladder and further your company’s mission?

In this special International Women’s Day episode of HR Break Room, Caleb talks with Nicole Torres from Harvard Business Review and the Women at Work podcast about:

  • The benefits of having women in leadership within your organization
  • How HR can go above and beyond to promote an inclusive culture
  • Identifying and developing the women who are already leading in your organization

Learn more about developing leaders within your organization with our white paper, Discover Fueling Employee Knowledge and Propelling Business Growth Through Learning Management Systems.

Mar 08 2018

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Rank #20: 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.

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Learn more at paycom.com/hrbreakroom

Jul 18 2017

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The Time Is Now: The State of Workplace Leadership in 2020

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Guest:

Henry Cloud, leadership expert, psychologist and bestselling author of The Power of the Other

Jessica Melo, Paycom executive vice president of sales training

Rapid change is a major challenge in every business, but it also creates the opportunity for growth, innovation and emerging leaders to step up. In today’s quickly shifting environment, workplace leadership is more important than ever. To effectively institute changes, organizations should identify talented leaders who understand the psychological journey of front-line workers and are up for the challenge to embrace the new.

With organizations around the country rapidly implementing change management initiatives, why is now the right time to identify and develop emerging leaders in your workplace?

In this episode of HR Break Room®, host Caleb Masters is joined by Cloud and Melo to discuss:

  • the core leadership traits that define every great leader in 2020
  • how an organization's culture is defined by the style and personality of its leaders
  • why now is an essential time to identify and develop leaders
  • how to build a leadership program using technology
  • ways to get buy-in from executive leaders for leadership development programs in the current environment

Learn more about how to leverage Paycom to identify and train prospective leaders by reading our white paper, How a Learning Management System Benefits Your Workforce and Bottom Line.

May 05 2020

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FFCRA and CARES Act: What Employers Need to Know

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Guests:

AJ Griffin, Paycom’s director of government and community affairs

Brian McManus, partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

With major legislation already passed, organizations must act now to ensure continued operation and compliance. On March 27, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law. Among other provisions, employers may now elect to delay payment of their federal payroll taxes, and delay the deposit and payment of their Social Security taxes.

A week earlier, on March 18, Congress approved the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). Effective April 1, the FFCRA gives American businesses with fewer than 500 employees funds to provide COVID-19-impacted employees with paid leave, among other provisions. ​

What can your organization do today to ensure compliance?

In this episode of HR Break Room®, host Caleb Masters talks with AJ Griffin and Brian McManus to discuss:

  • how the new legislation may impact your business
  • which businesses are covered employers and which employees may qualify for additional paid sick leave
  • qualifications pertaining to Social Security tax credits and deferrals
  • how technology can help keep your organization compliant and give you the tools you need to successfully navigate these changes

Learn more about how to navigate the changes presented by the FFCRA and CARES Act by visiting paycom.com/covid-19.

Apr 09 2020

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Training for the Future: How to Anticipate Change by Reskilling Employees

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Guest:

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

According to the World Economic Forum, 54% of employees expect to need upskilling or reskilling by 2022. One of the primary challenges facing organizations as they embrace the digital transformation is the gap between the limited supply of people with the right technology skills and the growing demand for talent to fill new and changing roles. To find a solution, organizations have to think differently about talent and reskilling their workforces – and embrace more flexible approaches to finding and developing the talent they need in 2020 and beyond.

With the McKinsey Global Institute predicting about 14% of the workforce will have to change careers by 2030, are your organization’s learning, development and upskilling initiatives ready for the growing demand?

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

  • how today’s incredibly tight labor market drives employers to provide employees with the tools, knowledge and capabilities they need to succeed
  • how reskilling is used to anticipate organizational changes and equip employees with the skills they need to match those changes over time
  • why a major draw for potential employees is understanding how their personal values align with those of an organization
  • the importance of giving employees learning technology that is easily accessible and familiar

Learn more about the future of reskilling by registering for our SHRM-sponsored webinar with Steve Boese, The Future of Reskilling: Preparing Talent and the Organization for the Digital Era.

Mar 03 2020

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Sticker Shock: The Growing Costs of Manual HR Tasks

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Guests:

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

Ken Nagle, Ernst & Young senior manager

Jennifer Kraszewski, Paycom vice president of human resources

In a recently updated Ernst & Young report, researchers found that performing HR tasks manually – or not allowing employees access to enter their own information – now costs an average of $4.51 for every point of data entry, up from $4.39 since we spoke with them in 2018.

With the cost of manual HR tasks rising, what is keeping organizations from making the move to self-service technology? And how can incorporating HR technology streamline processes to achieve efficiencies?

In this episode of HR Break Room®, host Caleb Masters talks with Jennifer Kraszewski, Paycom’s vice president of HR, followed by Ernst & Young’s Joe Callender and Ken Nagle to discuss: 

  • how Ernst & Young’s study concluded a single data entry costs $4.51
  • why many organizations may be hesitant to adopt self-service HR technology
  • how manual HR tasks slow productivity and cost organizations
  • how Paycom’s Direct Data Exchange™ uses the numbers in the study to give HR professionals the tools they need to present themselves as strategic business partners

To learn more about how HR technology frees HR from manual processes, read our white paper, Every Second Counts and Costs … Why Everyone Should Use HR Tech.

Feb 20 2020

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An HR Break Room Take 5: Paycom’s Manager on-the-Go™

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Work doesn’t stop coming in when you’re not at your desk. That’s why we created Manager on-the-Go. This revolutionary enhancement to the Paycom mobile app helps managers make the most of their day by empowering them to complete essential tasks involving their employees – anytime, anywhere. 

In this HR Break Room® Take 5, a manager and an HR professional talk about how their use of Manager on-the-Go impacts their workday.

Host Caleb Masters is also joined by HR Bartender’s Sharlyn Lauby, to discuss Manager on-the-Go’s functionality, including:

  • editing and approving timecards
  • approving time-off requests
  • approving expenses
  • and more

Schedule a demo to learn even more about Paycom’s new Manager on-the-Go.

Feb 06 2020

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Upskilling the Workforce: How Training From Within Boosts Engagement and Profits

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Guest:

Dickens Aubourg, Paycom director of client learning

According to Gartner Inc., “the shortage of critical skills and competencies is the most commonly cited issue among HR leaders” in 2020. As organizations across the globe scramble to stay afloat in this new tech-savvy era, leaders have started focusing their attention on workplace learning and development to keep their heads above water.

Are your employees equipped with the critical skills they need so your organization can remain competitive?

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

  • how digital transformation affects all industries and makes upskilling and reskilling necessary areas of focus
  • why today’s top talent increasingly weighs learning and development opportunities alongside the more traditional reasons to choose an employer
  • why the right learning management system must be accompanied by an effective strategy to cultivate a culture of workplace learning
  • how to align an organization’s learning and development strategy so that it supports its broader business goals

To learn more about how to engage employees through training and a culture of learning, read our white paper, What Employees Want: Overlooked Insights in Employee Engagement.

Jan 30 2020

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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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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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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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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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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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Guest:

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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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!