Rank #1: Sparking a Revolution: Create a Remarkable Workplace Culture Through Learning
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
Nov 19 2019
Rank #2: The Future of HR: What Challenges Face the Industry?
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
Nov 05 2019
Rank #3: Wishing You Well: Wellness and Ergonomics in the Workplace
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
Jan 09 2018
Rank #4: Swimming With a Shark: Barbara Corcoran Talks Strategies for Workplace Transformation
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
Sep 24 2019
Rank #5: Dr. Larry Barton - Safety First: Proactive Crisis Management
Dr. Larry Barton, Distinguished University Professor of Crisis Management and Public Safety at the University of Central Florida
In the wake of recent tragic events in Parkland and San Bruno, organizations around the country are taking a closer look at their own crisis and threat management plans and policies. HR is essential in planning for workplace emergencies, starting in the conceptual planning stages all of the way through how employees are trained to handle the event.
Dr. Larry Barton, the highest rated instructor at the FBI Academy and U.S. Marshall Service, joins HR Break Room host Caleb Masters and guest Jason Bodin to talk about how organizations can ensure they are prepared in case of a workplace threat. In this episode Dr. Barton will:
- define what types of scenarios qualify as a workplace crisis
- discuss how to identify the warning signs of individuals who may be a threat to your organization
- establish best practices for creating a crisis plan that includes executive leadership, security and local law enforcement
- determine the role of training and simulation in preparing for workplace threats
- examine strategies employers can use to mitigate exposure to dangerous personnel
Apr 24 2018
Rank #6: New FLSA Rule: Preparing Your Business for Overtime Changes Ahead
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
Jul 16 2019
Rank #7: Leading the Millennial Generation with Technology in 2017
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
Rank #8: Out With the Old: New Study Proves the Case for Utilizing HR Tech
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
Dec 11 2018
Rank #9: No Hard Feelings: What HR Can Do to Foster Emotional Positivity at Work
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
Apr 30 2019
Rank #10: Adam Smiley Poswolsky - A Hire Purpose: Build a Thriving Culture for Millennials
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
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Jul 18 2017
Rank #11: Experts Answer: Your Sexual Harassment Policy Questions
Matthew Paque, Paycom executive vice president of legal and compliance
Tiffany Gamblin, Paycom HR manager
Jason Hines, Paycom compliance attorney
In October 2017, in light of the #MeToo movement, HR Break Room discussed workplace sexual harassment policies. Since that conversation, we have continued to receive questions on the subject, not only from podcast listeners, but Paycom blog readers and webinar attendees. To answer those questions and examine the topic further, HR Break Room assembled a panel of leaders from Paycom’s legal and HR departments.
In this episode of HR Break Room, hosts Caleb Masters and Braeden Fair are joined by three Paycom executives to field listener inquiries related to:
- creating safe and fair policies that protect employees and the organization
- best practices for incorporating and utilizing anonymous reports in those policies
- training contractors and volunteers on sexual harassment policies
- handling sexual harassment cases that occur outside normal work hours or between an employee and a nonemployee
May 08 2018
Rank #12: What's My Motivation? Understanding Intrinsic and Extrinsic Values at Work
Guest Host: Stacey Pezold, Chief Learning Officer, Paycom
HR Break Room concludes its “What Employees Want” series by talking about the differences between intrinsic and extrinsic motivators with Paycom’s chief learning officer, Stacey Pezold.
Intrinsic motivators are important, yet often overlooked. Employees whose work is acknowledged are 47% more productive and, according to Gallup, companies with productive and engaged employees have 147% higher earnings per share than their competition. Even though it pays to give your employees what they really want, many organizations still neglect the intrinsic piece essential to creating a motivated workforce.
In this episode of HR Break Room with Stacey Pezold, you will:
- Learn about three key motivators intrinsic to every employee.
- Discuss the importance of listening to the intrinsic needs of employees.
- Discover how to use learning to engage employees to build intrinsic interest in their work.
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Apr 25 2017
Rank #13: Grit and Determination: Leadership Lessons from Minkah Fitzpatrick
Minkah Fitzpatrick, former defensive back for the Alabama Crimson Tide and winner of the Paycom Jim Thorpe Award
Since 1986, the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame has picked the best defensive back in college football as the winner of the Paycom Jim Thorpe award. This year’s winner, Minkah Fitzpatrick from the University of Alabama, lead the Crimson Tide to two different national championships, winning the 2018 game against the Georgia Bulldogs.
In this special HR Break Room interview, we will discuss:
- leadership lessons from Minkah
- what makes an organization attractive to today's top talent
- how grit and determination are key traits to a successful team or organization
Feb 20 2018
Rank #14: Sharlyn Lauby - How to Unlock a Culture of Communication
Sharlyn Lauby, Founder of HR Bartender
HR Break Room continues its “What Employees Want” series by discussing how feedback and clear communication can help reduce turnover, with special guest Sharlyn Lauby from HR Bartender.
One of the best ways to combat turnover is by creating a culture that facilitates consistent, two-way communication, and empowers teams to successfully acknowledge and implement feedback.
In this episode of HR Break Room with HR Bartender’s Sharlyn Lauby, you will:
- learn why you must have a defined communication strategy
- uncover the three different characteristics of good feedback
- master the surveying skills needed to gather actionable insight for your organization
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Apr 10 2017
Rank #15: Awaken Your Recruiting Force With a Strong Employer Brand
Rachel Duran, manager of talent acquisition marketing, CA Technologies
The employer brand has emerged as one of the most important tools for today’s recruiters. In fact, 75% of job seekers consider it before they even apply, according to a recent CareerArc study. But what exactly is it? And how can you influence and shape it to attract the type of talent your business needs?
In this episode of HR Break Room, Rachel Duran, manager of talent acquisition marketing at CA Technologies, joins us to look at what one of the year’s most anticipated movies can tell us about the employer brand. In this conversation, we discuss:
- what the employer brand entails and why it matters
- the importance of keeping your employer brand transparent and true to your organization’s culture
- how to ensure your employer brand stays away from the dark side in order to attract the right people
Dec 12 2017
Rank #16: Passion and Focus: Inspiring Employee Dedication
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
Aug 20 2018
Rank #17: Engaged to Be Engaged: Your Workforce Wants Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
Heidi Lively, Paycom’s director of new client setup
Disengagement costs the U.S. economy up to $550 billion per year. That’s more than the gross domestic product of Georgia — the state and the country! What is it costing your company? It pays to learn more about about your people, but you may have to look beyond survey results to find out what really drives employee engagement.
In today’s episode of HR Break Room, Caleb and Chelsea continue the “What Employees Want” series by talking with Paycom’s director of new client setup, Heidi Lively, about the essential needs of every employee through Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. Listen to learn about how security, recognition and self-actualization impact your workforce.
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Mar 28 2017
Rank #18: Instilling Loyalty: How HR Influences the Employee Life Cycle
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
Sep 04 2018
Rank #19: Level Up: John C. Maxwell on the 5 Levels of Leadership
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
Rank #20: Philosophies of Modern Leadership: How to Manage Change Management
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