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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

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

iTunes Ratings

61 Ratings
Average Ratings
57
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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

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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: Wishing You Well: Wellness and Ergonomics in the Workplace

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

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

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

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

Jan 09 2018

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Rank #2: 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 #3: Taking Ownership: Embracing the Role of HR

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

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

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

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

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

Sep 19 2018

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Rank #4: Challenge the Status Quo: Empowering Women in the Workforce

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

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

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

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

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

Aug 06 2018

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Rank #5: 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.

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Jan 18 2017

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Rank #6: Employee Activation: More Than Employee Engagement

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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

To learn more about the benefits of self-service HR technology, sign up for our on demand webinar Ready, Set, Activate: Engaging Employees with HR Tech featuring Meghan M. Biro.

Jul 10 2018

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Rank #7: Experts Answer: Your Sexual Harassment Policy Questions

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Guests:

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

To learn more on this issue, access Paycom’s free webinar, A Safer Workplace: Discussing Sexual Harassment, on demand.

May 08 2018

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Rank #8: 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 #9: Culture Dish: A Conversation on Measuring Employee Culture

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Guests:

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

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Rank #10: California Dreaming: Why This State's Laws Matter Nationwide

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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

Learn more about government regulations and how technology can help your organization through them in our executive summary, Squaring Off: Just How Big is the Regulatory Burden for U.S. Businesses?  

Feb 27 2018

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Rank #11: Action and Interaction 2018: Swaying Consumer Behavior and Fostering Collaboration

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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

Learn more about communicating with your workforce in our Drive Performance With Employee Surveys infographic.

Jan 23 2018

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Rank #12: No Hard Feelings: What HR Can Do to Foster Emotional Positivity at Work

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

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

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

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

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

Apr 30 2019

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Rank #13: The Revolution Is Underway: Catch up to the HR Digital Transformation

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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

To learn more about implementing HR tech with the employee in mind, read our white paper, Is Your Business App-rehensive?: How to Lead a Digital Transformation in Your Workplace.

Jan 08 2019

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Rank #14: Philosophies of Modern Leadership: How to Manage Change Management

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

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

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

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

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

Aug 27 2019

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Rank #15: SHRM 2018 Preview

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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

To learn more, visit Paycom.com/SHRM.

Jun 07 2018

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Rank #16: SHRM 2019 Recap

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Guests:

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

Dickens Aubourg, Paycom director of client learning

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

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

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

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

Jul 02 2019

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Rank #17: Talent Management: How HR Technology Transforms the Employee Experience

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

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

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

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

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

Feb 05 2019

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Rank #18: Hire Level: Tech’s Role in Today’s Recruiting and Onboarding

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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

Download our white paper to learn how a learning management system can help boost your onboarding process, as well as the bottom line.

Apr 16 2019

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Rank #19: 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 #20: HR as Intended: The Value of Employee Self-Service Technology

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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

To learn more about championing such an initiative in your organization, read our white paper, Is Your Business App-rehensive?: How to Lead a Digital Transformation in Your Workplace.

Feb 19 2019

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