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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 Justice, 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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Dec 17, 2020

Guests:

Louis R. Lessig, Brown & Connery, LLP partner

AJ Griffin, Paycom’s director of government and community affairs

The pre-employment screening process — criminal background checks, credit checks and so on — is crucial to many organizations’ ability to bring in reliable talent. But the laws that govern that process exist in an often surprising state of flux, with the year to come being no exception.

From the “ban the box” movement (to eliminate criminal history from consideration in job applications) to changing drug laws (including medical use, decriminalization or legalization of marijuana in an ever-growing number of states), the way we think about pre-employment screening continues to evolve.

In this episode of HR Break Room®, employment law expert Louis Lessig and Paycom director of government and community affairs AJ Griffin join host Caleb Masters to discuss:

  • key pre-employment screening trends to watch for as we head into a new year, including “ban the box,” drug protocols and prohibitions on inquiring about salary history
  • the importance of staying in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act
  • the role of technology in an efficient, forward-thinking screening process

Learn more about emerging compliance trends to watch headed into the new year, including pre-employment screenings, by attending our upcoming webinar, Workplace Compliance Trends 2021: Staying Ready for What’s Next.

Dec 3, 2020

Guests:

Karin Hurt and David Dye, authors of Courageous Cultures

Have you ever had a potentially good idea that you kept to yourself?

It’s a common experience, and in the world of work, it can be a problem. Organizations of all sizes and industries employ thoughtful, talented people who have ideas that could improve the customer experience, increase organizational efficiency and more. But for various reasons — from assuming they wouldn’t be taken seriously to simply not being asked in the first place — these employees do not make their voices heard.

What would it take to reverse this phenomenon? Karin Hurt and David Dye, authors of Courageous Cultures, have some ideas of their own — and fortunately, they’re more than willing to share. In this episode of HR Break Room®, Hurt and Dye join host Caleb Masters to discuss:

  • what might be holding back everyday innovation among your teams
  • communication strategies to eliminate FOSU (fear of speaking up) and encourage deeper dialogue
  • easy-to-use tools and techniques to facilitate organizational and customer-focused problem-solving
  • how HR technology can be leveraged to encourage better employee input

Learn more about how to foster a culture of innovation and engagement by reading our white paper, What Employees Want: Overlooked Insights in Employee Engagement.

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