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HR Break Room

HR Break Room is a podcast from your friends working in human resources, dedicated to bringing you interesting break room conversations with experts on the hot topics of HR and HR Technology, one cup of coffee at a time. Hosted by Caleb Masters and Chelsea Jensen, HR Break Room is designed to inspire you to harness the power of HR technology to empower your people and organization.
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Jun 28, 2017

Every year, the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) holds an annual conference so that HR professionals from around the world can gather and learn from industry experts, and share their experiences. Paycom attended the 2017 SHRM conference in New Orleans to meet with industry thought leaders, SHRM volunteers and conference attendees, and learn more about the latest workforce trends.

HR Break Room continues its special coverage as Caleb talks with Keynote Speaker and the Author of Folding Time, Neen James, and the Oklahoma HR State Council Director-Elect, Mike Shaw, about the breakdown of SHRM’s different session offerings and the networking opportunities available through SHRM. Neen talks about the premise of her book and offers insights about the difference between time and attention management.

 

In this special HR Break Room talk, the panel will discuss:

  • The breakdown of SHRM’s different session offerings
  • The rich networking opportunities the SHRM conference offers attendees
  • The important distinction between managing time and attention

Learn more about time management with our "Time to Fight Time Theft" infographic.

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Jun 27, 2017

Guest Hosts:

Chad Raymond, Vice President of HR, Paycom

Chanse Moucka, HR Manager, Paycom

Every year, the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) holds an annual conference so that HR professionals from around the world can gather and learn from industry experts, and share their experiences. Paycom attended the 2017 SHRM conference in New Orleans to meet with industry thought leaders, SHRM volunteers and conference attendees, and learn more about the latest workforce trends.

HR Break Room sat down for recaps with industry experts and Paycom’s own leadership. For our first recap, Caleb joins Paycom’s Vice President of HR, along with one of Paycom’s HR Managers to talk about their big takeaways from day-one sessions.

In this special episode, the panel will discuss:

  • the role of workforce analytics in 2017 and beyond
  • the importance of giving your workforce a purpose, according to the former Senior Vice President of People Operations at Google, Laszlo Bock
  • the defining traits of Generation Z and how they will influence future workforce trends

Help empower your workforce by reading our “Why You Should Leverage Paycom to Engage and Empower Your Employees” infographic.

 

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Jun 6, 2017

 

Guest Host

Jim Reidy, Attorney at Sheehan Phinney

In the November 2016 election, eight of the nine states with marijuana-related decisions on the ballot voted to legalize the drug for medical and/or recreational purposes. And now that marijuana is legal for medicinal purposes in more than half the nation, tensions have emerged between the new laws and companies’ existing drug policies across the country. Workplaces are still trying to find the right strategy that protects their organization and allows them to remain attractive to prospective employees.

In this episode of HR Break Room, Caleb and Chelsea talk with attorney Jim Reidy about the challenges organizations face in updating their drug policies amid ambiguity in 2017.

In today’s HR Break Room, you will learn about:

  • the big questions organizations should be asking about drug screening and testing policies
  • the potential pitfalls of disciplining employees in states where marijuana has been legalized
  • the role HR and front-line managers play in communicating policy to employees and candidates alike

Learn more about communicating new policies to employees through training, in our “Learning Management Systems: Fueling Employee Knowledge and Propelling Business Growth” white paper.

 

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Paycom recognizes that alcohol and drug abuse poses a significant threat to our organizational goals. Any individual who is applying for a position is covered by our drug testing policy.

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May 23, 2017

Guest Hosts:

Brent Gooden, Founder and CEO, Gooden Group

Chad Raymond, Vice President of HR, Paycom

Matthew Paque, Director of Legal and Compliance, Paycom

On April 9, a United Airlines passenger was removed from Flight 3411 by airport security when United employees were unable to convince him to give up his seat. In the weeks since, this incident has become an infamous public relations crisis of huge proportions. The storm of negative PR and costly legal action has forced the entire airline industry to review its policies. Where did things go wrong and how can HR work with their public relations and legal teams to create policies in hopes of preventing such publicly embarrassing incidents?

In this episode of HR Break Room, a panel of experts from the fields of HR, PR and legal join Caleb to examine the incident and reveal the important HR lessons buried beneath the ensuing media disaster.

 

In this HR Break Room conversation, you will learn:

  • the roles HR, PR and legal play in crafting policies designed to empower employees and satisfy customers.
  • the importance of equipping employees with the training they need to prevent moments of crisis.
  • how an organization’s values, culture and personality play a part in company branding and policy.

Learn more about training by downloading our "Learning Management Systems:Fueling Employee Knowledge and Propelling Business Growth" white paper.

 

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May 10, 2017

Guest Host:

Tiffany McGowen, director of national recruiting, Paycom

Conducting a successful interview can be difficult. It may sound easy on paper, but knowing how to talk with prospective employees about what they can bring to the table can make or break the quality of your hires.

With new workforce data from the recent U.S. Jobs report showing that an increased number of people are entering the workforce and Americans are quitting their jobs at a rate not seen since 2009, it’s more important than ever to ensure you are conducting the sharpest interviews in order to find today’s very best talent.

In this edition of HR Break Room, Caleb and Chelsea sit down with Paycom’s Director of National Recruiting, Tiffany McGowen, to discuss the importance of interviews along with some of today’s best practices.

In this episode of HR Break Room, you will:

  • discover the long-term role of recruiting in interviews
  • investigate the importance of understanding the story of interviewees
  • determine how to actively listen in order to conduct a thoroughly detailed interview

Want to learn even more? Register to attend our upcoming webinar: “New Labor Trends: Is Your Organization Ready?

 

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Apr 25, 2017

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.

Learn more by downloading our "Do Your Employees Feel Empowered?" infographic. 

 

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Apr 10, 2017

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

Learn more about the benefits of employee feedback in our “Drive Performance with Employee Surveys” Infographic.

 

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Mar 28, 2017

Guest Host:

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.

 

Learn more by reading our new "What Employees Want" white paper.

 

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Mar 14, 2017

GUEST HOST:

Jessica Miller-Merrell, Founder of Workology.com

According to Gallup, only 32 percent of the U.S. workforce is currently engaged in their job roles. Where do employers begin to reverse that trend? In today’s episode of HR Break Room, Caleb and Chelsea are joined by Jessica Miller-Merrell from Workology.com to talk about engaging employees through surveys and the impact that corporate philanthropy has on employee engagement and retention.

This latest Break Room conversation, “Driving Employee Engagement with Communication and Corporate Philanthropy,” begins our “What Employees Want” series. In this four-part series, HR Break Room will look at the needs of employees and how to discover what your employees truly want. Subscribe to HR Break Room to get each episode of our “What Employees Want” series sent straight to your device.

 

Learn more in our upcoming “What Employees Want” webinar.

 

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Feb 27, 2017

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 14, 2017

Guest Host:

Tonya, HR Director

Learning management systems (LMS) are crucial to the success of any training program. After discussing the advantages an LMS can bring organizations in our last episode, your hosts decided to find a company that recently implemented a new learning program so that we could hear the perspective of someone who's been there.

In today’s HR Break Room, Caleb and Chelsea talk with Tonya, an HR Director, about how she used a learning management system to completely reshape the way her employees were trained across multiple locations. Throughout the conversation, Chelsea and Caleb talk about the simplicity of Tonya’s LMS, its effects on her company culture and how the training process’ changes of the LMS positively impacted the company’s bottom line.

 Learn more about Tonya’s story in our recent case study detailing the process and results from her new LMS.

 

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Jan 30, 2017

Guest Host:

Jessica Melo, Paycom Executive Director of Sales Training

 

HR Break Room continues our “Life at Work” series as we look at the impact learning and training can have on an organization. The necessity of training does not stop after the onboarding process, but remains important throughout the entire life cycle of an employee. In this rapidly evolving age of HR technology, training employees has become more streamlined than ever before.

In today’s episode of HR Break Room, Caleb and Chelsea sit down with Paycom’s executive director of sales training, Jessica Melo, to learn about the importance of continuous training after an employee’s first day. Jessica brings her training expertise to the table to discuss the value of training and the impact a learning management system can have on organizations.

 

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Jan 18, 2017

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

Guest Hosts:
Chad Raymond, Paycom’s Vice President of HR
Williams Espino, Paycom’s Director of Product Management

The HR landscape is undeniably changing quickly, but actually, several strategies exist to help you embrace the new technology. In part 2 of the HR Break Room podcast launch, Caleb and Chelsea discuss the unique challenges of embracing new HR tech in 2017. Whether it is making changes to your organization’s HR process or updating your organization’s outdated talent management solution, the HR Break Room investigates by asking the experts about the various challenges that arise with adding new technology to your organizations.

Caleb and Chelsea sit down to talk with Paycom’s leaders of HR and product management, Chad Raymond and Williams Espino, to learn more about the new technology available in 2017, before exploring the benefits of a single-application solution.

 

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Jan 18, 2017

Guest Hosts:
Stacey Pezold, Paycom Chief Operating Officer
Kathy Oden-Hall, Paycom Chief Marketing Officer

In the first episode of the HR Break Room, Caleb and Chelsea sit down with Paycom’s chief operating officer, Stacey Pezold, to talk more about the latest trends and challenges in human resources. As workforce culture continues to change and become more tech-dependent, many organizations struggle to keep up. Join us in the Break Room with Stacey as she describes the growing challenges, needs and solutions organizations are asking about.

Following Stacey is Paycom’s chief marketing officer, Kathy Oden-Hall, who elaborates on the shift that has resulted from new technology by reflecting on her decades’ worth of experience in the industry

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