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:
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:
Ilyce Glink, founder and CEO of Best Money Moves
According to a 2018 Prudential report, the number of employers offering financial wellness programs increased from 20% in 2015 to 83% in 2017. With PricewaterhouseCoopers’ 2018 Employee Financial Wellness survey finding that 64% of today’s employees are impacted by student loans and 54% saying they are stressed about finances in general, the demand for financial wellness in the workplace continues to grow.
In this HR Break Room conversation, Ilyce Glink joins hosts Caleb Masters and Chelsea Justice to discuss:
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:
John Ruhlin, public speaker and author of Giftology: The Art and Science of Using Gifts to Cut Through the Noise, Increase Referrals, and Strengthen Retention
With the holiday season on the minds of managers and employees, now is the time for celebration and gift-giving. This is a perfect opportunity for HR managers to take a closer look at their gifting policies. How can you use this chance to create company advocates? You do it by finding presents that can help boost employee engagement and productivity.
In this special 50th episode of HR Break Room, John Ruhlin joins hosts Caleb Masters and Chelsea Justice to discuss:
HR Break Room is also celebrating its 50th episode by giving gifts of our own and announcing the winners of our “5 Days, 5 Giveaways” contest.
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:
Larry Barton, Ph.D., University of Central Florida professor of crisis management and public safety
Depending on the size of their workforce, between 75% and 95% of businesses offer an employee assistance program (EAP), according to the International Employee Assistance Professional Association. However, not even 7% of employees take advantage of the counseling benefit, despite that an estimated 18% of American adults are dealing with a mental health issue at any time.
With depression and declining mental health costing the U.S. economy more than $51 billion in absenteeism and lost productivity, how can HR communicate the value of EAPs to boost the well-being of their employees?
In this episode of HR Break Room, crisis management professional Larry Barton rejoins hosts Caleb Masters and Chelsea Justice to discuss:
Dan Schawbel, Future Workplace research director and New York Times best-selling author of Back to Human: How Great Leaders Create Connection in the Age of Isolation
As of February 2018, mobile phone usage in the U.S. stands at a staggering 100% among ages 18-29. Whether by smartphone, tablet or desktop computer, people spend an average of 7.6 hours a day online. With today’s employees embracing such technology, it is important for HR to leverage these tools to engage and maintain a human connection with their workforce. How can corporate cultures utilize tech to forge stronger connections among co-workers and boost productivity?
In this episode of HR Break Room, workplace expert Dan Schawbel joins host Caleb Masters to discuss:
Stefanie K. Johnson, Ph.D., associate professor of management at the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business
According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the restaurant industry files more harassment claims than any other industry. In fact, 90% of women and 70% of men have acknowledged experiencing some form of sexual harassment while working in restaurants.
What fuels this trend and what can HR personnel in the industry do to reduce the risk of such incidents within their establishment?
In this episode of HR Break Room, organizational leadership and diversity expert Stefanie K. Johnson, Ph.D., joins hosts Caleb Masters and Chelsea Justice to discuss:
Phillip B. Wilson, president and general counsel of the Labor Relations Institute
On Sept. 14, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) published a notice of proposed rulemaking intended to clarify what constitutes a joint-employer relationship between two businesses. Franchises, construction companies and organizations that use temporary or contract labor are among the employers that will be impacted most directly.
In part one of our HR Break Room conversation with Phillip B. Wilson, we defined the proposed new joint-employer rule and how it is different from the standard set by the Browning-Ferris case. How can HR prepare for these changes so that your workforce remains compliant?
In part two of this two-part episode of HR Break Room, Phil Wilson of the Labor Relations Institute joins hosts Caleb Masters and Chelsea Justice to discuss:
Phillip B. Wilson, president and general counsel of the Labor Relations Institute
On Sept. 14, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) published a notice of proposed rulemaking intended to clarify what constitutes a joint-employer relationship between two businesses. Franchises, construction companies and organizations that use temporary or contract labor are among the employers that will be impacted most directly. How can HR prepare so that your workforce remains compliant?
In part one of this two-part episode of HR Break Room, Phillip B. Wilson of the Labor Relations Institute joins hosts Caleb Masters and Chelsea Justice to discuss:
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:
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:
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:
Jim Reidy, attorney at Sheehan Phinney
The term “workplace flexibility” is commonly used to cover a broad number of topics related to compliance with state and federal leave laws. With 32% of millennial or millennial-minded talent ranking more flexible working options as a priority in the 2015/2016 Global Benefits Attitude Survey, what can your organization do to remain compliant and attractive?
In this HR Break Room conversation, employment law attorney Jim Reidy rejoins the podcast along with Paycom HR manager Chanse Moucka and host Caleb Masters to discuss:
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:
Christine Porath, associate professor of management at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University and author of Mastering Civility: A Manifesto for the Workplace
Workplace incivility leads not only to a toxic culture, but also to negative impacts on your workforce’s productivity and profits. According to a study conducted by this episode’s guest, Christine Porath, employees who have experienced uncivil action in the workplace showed a drop of 25% in performance, while 80% stated they had lost time due to the unpleasant interactions.
In this HR Break Room conversation recorded live at SHRM18, host Caleb Masters and Paycom HR manager Tiffany Gamblin are joined by Christine Porath to discuss:
Joey Price, CEO of Jumpstart:HR
Have you taken the right steps to connect with – and retain – your millennial workforce?
In this episode of HR Break Room, Joey Price, CEO of Jumpstart:HR, joins host Caleb Masters from the SHRM18 exposition floor to discuss:
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:
Dave Ryan, director of the Illinois State Council for the Society for Human Resource Management
Brad Galin, president and principal consultant of Allegro HR
In small and midsized organizations nationwide, HR departments often are made up of just one person. These individuals are tasked with overseeing nearly every HR function throughout the company, including onboarding, benefits enrollment, compensation, and training employees.
In this second episode of our special series recorded at SHRM18, HR Break Room host Caleb Masters and Paycom HR manager Chanse Moucka converse with guests Dave Ryan and Brad Galin about:
Jeff Palkowski, director of government affairs for Greater Madison Area SHRM
Mike Shaw, director-elect of the Oklahoma State Council for Human Resource Management
Jazmine Wilkes, contributing writer to The SHRM Blog
Every year, HR professionals from around the world attend the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Annual Conference & Exposition to learn from industry experts and share their experiences. At SHRM18, held June 17-20 in Chicago, HR Break Room recorded conversations with HR industry thought leaders, conference speakers and SHRM staffers, live from Paycom’s booth on the expo floor.
To kick off HR Break Room’s special series of episodes recorded at SHRM18, Paycom HR manager Chanse Moucka and a three-person panel of attendees join host Caleb Masters to discuss:
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:
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:
Learn even more in our on-demand webinar, John C. Maxwell Presents The 5 Levels of Leadership: Proven Steps to Maximize Your Potential.
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:
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: