Barbara Corcoran, founder of The Corcoran Group and investor on ABC’s Shark Tank
Rapid change is a major challenge in every business, but it also presents great opportunity for innovation. Times like these can lead to the best ideas to move your business forward if you’re smart enough to encourage and tap into your talented workforce. A competitor might be developing the next great business idea right now.
Valuable employees today expect a seamless experience with workplace technology, and all too often, HR is caught in the middle between employees and their data. As renowned real estate investor Barbara Corcoran says, “It's ridiculous! So ridiculous.”
In this episode of HR Break Room®, Corcoran returns to discuss:
Robin Boudreau, the New England Patriots (the Kraft Group and Affiliates) senior vice president of human resources
Miranda Blaiklock, the New England Patriots (the Kraft Group and Affiliates) director of benefits, compensation and HRIS
New legislation can create complex rules, weighty administrative responsibilities and allows zero margin for error: When it comes to complying with employment legislation, the burden for U.S. businesses — both large and small — is substantial.
Take the recent coronavirus relief legislation, for example. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allows employers to elect to delay payment of their federal payroll taxes, and delay the deposit and payment of their Social Security taxes, effective immediately, through Dec. 31, 2020. Another, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), gives American businesses with fewer than 500 employees funds to provide COVID-19-impacted staff with paid leave, among other provisions. Both are now federal law and earlier this year, organizations had to adjust quickly to avoid costly fines.
What role can an informed HCM partner play in navigating these unexpected challenges?
In the second half of this two-part episode of HR Break Room®, host Caleb Masters is rejoined by Boudreau and Blaiklock to discuss:
Many paths exist to help you avoid profit drain in today’s digital reality, with employee usage of HR technology serving as your compass. Take it from the New England Patriots’ senior vice president of human resources, Robin Boudreau, and New England Patriots director of benefits, compensation and HRIS, Miranda Blaiklock, who believe executing an employee usage strategy has enabled their organization to realize an even stronger return on investment in their technology. Their team’s investment in employee usage has been maximized through their employees’ self-managing of their data, thereby allowing the HR team more time to drive business objectives forward.
With today’s workforce expecting business technology on the job, it may be up to you to point the C-suite in the right direction. Are you equipped with the data you need to make your case?
In part one of this two-part episode of HR Break Room®, host Caleb Masters is joined by Boudreau and Blaiklock to discuss:
Rob Magness, Paycom’s regional vice president of sales
A key to organizational effectiveness is the ability to adapt. One major element is an efficient process that allows you to inform and train all employees on organizational changes.
Unfortunately, many companies don’t have a training platform that allows for easy customization and consistent instruction. Instead, businesses are trying to tackle the job with makeshift tools like email and video conferencing, which come with potential issues and risks.
How can your business utilize a learning management system to get your workforce up to speed, and get ahead with easy, consistent training that engages your employees through ongoing development?
In this episode of HR Break Room®, host Caleb Masters is joined by Rob Magness, Paycom’s regional vice president of sales, to discuss:
Sam Norman, Paycom’s executive vice president of sales
Jennifer Kraszewski, Paycom’s vice president of human resources
During unforeseen disruptions, your company may experience a dramatic increase or decrease in business. Experiencing the latter doesn’t have to mean abandoning all projects — instead, it represents a unique opportunity to recalibrate, optimize and re-emerge stronger than before. This is a chance to re-engineer processes and implement technologies that allow you to not only recover, but be more lean, agile and profitable on the other side of crisis.
How can your business use HR technology to create an infrastructure to allow you to scale your company back to success?
In this episode of HR Break Room®, host Caleb Masters is joined by Norman and Kraszewski to discuss:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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.
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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.
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:
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.
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:
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: