Rank #1: 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 #2: 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 #3: Taking Ownership: Embracing the Role of HR
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
Sep 19 2018
Rank #4: Challenge the Status Quo: Empowering Women in the Workforce
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
Aug 06 2018
Rank #5: New Career Beginnings
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.
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Jan 18 2017
Rank #6: Employee Activation: More Than Employee Engagement
Despite HR’s best efforts to improve employee engagement, only 34% of U.S. employees are engaged. With 81% of employees stating that technology is an important factor to their happiness in the workplace, is your organization missing the opportunity to engage employees in all the interactions that shape their attitudes about work?
In this HR Break Room conversation, TalentCulture CEO Meghan M. Biro joins Paycom HR manager Tiffany Gamblin and host Caleb Masters on the SHRM18 exposition floor to discuss:
- what’s missing from today’s employee engagement efforts
- the term “employee activation” and how it differs from employee engagement
- how you can improve activation and engagement across the employee life cycle by using a robust self-service technology
Jul 10 2018
Rank #7: 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 #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: Culture Dish: A Conversation on Measuring Employee Culture
Jessica Melo, Paycom executive director of sales training
Andres Traslavina, Whole Foods director of global recruiting
Rachel Feferman, Businessolver advisor relations
Kim Gorsuch, Weeva CEO
John Adcock, RetailMeNot senior vice president of people
Learning how to change workplace culture and what makes an organization unique remain high priorities for companies nationwide. During the 2018 SXSW Conference, Paycom’s Jessica Melo attended the Workology HRetreat, where she hosted a panel on the current state of employee culture. Couldn’t attend? No worries – now you can!
This special episode of HR Break Room presents the panel, in which will discuss:
- how today's organizations measure culture and adapt to the rapidly changing needs of their workforce
- HR strategies to gain management’s buy-in for culture initiatives
- the difference between employee happiness and employee engagement
Learn more about how to build a winning culture that results in greater workforce engagement in our Discover How the Right Self-Service Technology Can Help Deliver an Ideal Employee Experience white paper.
Apr 03 2018
Rank #10: California Dreaming: Why This State's Laws Matter Nationwide
Coby Turner, associate at Seyfarth Shaw LLP and senior editor of the California Peculiarities Employment Law Blog
Strange California employment laws always seem to be in the news. Despite their peculiarity, the laws emerging from the Golden State often set trends that eventually go nationwide. For example, in 2003, it passed local minimum wages and in 2006 it passed the first sick leave law in nation— just to name a couple. How can organizations be mindful about what’s new in California and discern whether it will impact their organization?
In this episode of HR Break Room, Coby Turner joins Caleb and Braeden to discuss:
- why California laws have historically set nationwide trends in employment law
- the consequences of being unprepared for the changes emerging from the Golden State
- the California laws currently gaining traction on the national stage
Feb 27 2018
Rank #11: Action and Interaction 2018: Swaying Consumer Behavior and Fostering Collaboration
John Doorley, Elon University communications professor and best-selling author of Rethinking Reputation: How PR Trumps Marketing and Advertising in the New Media World
Two trends expected to grow in popularity throughout 2018 are employer's brands and reputation swaying consumer behavior, and leaders encouraging more in-person interaction and less working remotely.
Regarding the former, according to CareerBuilder, 58% of employees are less likely to buy from a company they applied to, but never received a response. Meanwhile, related to the latter, IBM has ceased its remote-working program, pushing thousands of employees back into the office. These trends already have changed the way employees work. Is your organization prepared to adjust and adapt?
In this week’s episode of HR Break Room, co-hosts Caleb Masters and Chelsea Justice talk with communications expert John Doorley about these emergent workplace trends, as well as:
- the importance of having a strong internal and external brand, cultural values and a reason for being clearly communicated to employees
- the negative impact that poor employee and candidate experiences can have on an organization’s reputation, product and bottom line
- how HR and senior leadership must work together to communicate with and engage employees effectively, regardless of location, regardless of location
Jan 23 2018
Rank #12: 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 #13: The Revolution Is Underway: Catch up to the HR Digital Transformation
Nick Ismail, content editor of Information Age
A disconnect has emerged between the expectations and needs of CEOs, digital leaders, and HR and finance departments’ ability to support digital transformation efforts related to the employee experience. What are the benefits of having HR technology in your business, and how can HR make the case to embrace the digital transformation within your organization to help engage the workforce?
In this episode of HR Break Room, Information Age content editor Nick Ismail joins hosts Caleb Masters and Jason Bodin to discuss:
- how the digital transformation has changed the world at large and how it will impact HR in 2019 and beyond
- how implementing HR technology can improve employee productivity
- the cost of relying on dated, manual processes
- how HR can make the case for a digital transformation within the workplace
Jan 08 2019
Rank #14: 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
Rank #15: SHRM 2018 Preview
It’s that time of year when HR personnel nationwide prepare for one of the industry’s biggest events: the SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition. Paycom is headed to Chicago for SHRM18, with HR Break Room making the trek as well, to record episodes live from Booth 250 on the expo floor!
In this special SHRM18 preview episode of HR Break Room, hosts Caleb Masters and Chelsea Justice are joined by two Paycom HR managers to discuss what they most look forward to at this year’s conference.
Listen to this episode to learn about:
- the most anticipated sessions of the SHRM 2018 Annual Conference
- networking opportunities available to attendees
- a giveaway attendees can enter, for a chance to embark on their own adventure
Jun 07 2018
Rank #16: SHRM 2019 Recap
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
Jul 02 2019
Rank #17: Talent Management: How HR Technology Transforms the Employee Experience
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
Feb 05 2019
Rank #18: Hire Level: Tech’s Role in Today’s Recruiting and Onboarding
Peter Cappelli, George W. Taylor professor of management and director of the Center for Human Resources at The Wharton School
According to Gallup, only 12% of employees say their company does a good job onboarding. With the war for talent still waging in today’s low-unemployment economy, organizations nationwide continue to search for new ways to attract, retain and keep new hires engaged once they’ve started their job.
In this episode of HR Break Room, Peter Cappelli joins hosts Caleb Masters and Braeden Fair to discuss:
- how technology is changing the way recruiters identify and attract candidates
- the role training plays in keeping new hires engaged throughout onboarding
- the benefits of creating a clear line of communication between HR and recruiting
- how a single-database HR system creates a seamless onboarding experience and world-class first impression for new and prospective hires
Apr 16 2019
Rank #19: Happy Employees: Creating and Sustaining a Thriving Company Culture
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
Sep 10 2019
Rank #20: HR as Intended: The Value of Employee Self-Service Technology
Dave Zielinski, business writer for HR Magazine and SHRM.org
HR is undergoing a digital transformation. With so many technology options changing the workplace, how can HR leverage the benefits of employee self-service (ESS) to be more strategic while further empowering their workforce?
According to this year’s Sierra-Cedar HR Systems Survey, 78% of respondents currently use ESS applications in their organizations. That number is expected to rise to 87% in the next year as HR leaders implement ESS to engage employees, increase productivity, decrease labor costs and give their workforce direct and mobile access to their personal data.
In this episode of HR Break Room, business journalist Dave Zielinski joins hosts Caleb Masters and Jason Bodin to discuss:
- the benefits of HR’s shift away from managing employee data and tasks
- why ESS technology continues to grow in popularity
- how ESS helps improve the employee experience
- how ESS tech positions HR as a strategic business partner to the C-suite
Feb 19 2019