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:
Kris Dunn, Kinetix CHRO and founder of the blogs Fistful of Talent and The HR Capitalist
Between recruiting today’s top performers and coaching up-and-coming talent, the much-buzzed-about college basketball tournament shares similarities with many of HR’s most critical priorities. Guest Kris Dunn stops by the HR Break Room to examine the most valuable lessons HR can learn from the annual hoops competition.
In this episode of HR Break Room, Dunn joins hosts Caleb Masters and Braeden Fair to discuss the importance of:
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:
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.
Nicole Torres, associate editor at Harvard Business Review and co-host of the Women at Work podcast
According to the UN, there are more than 1.75 billion women in the workforce worldwide. So how can leaders in your organization equip women to climb the ladder and further your company’s mission?
In this special International Women’s Day episode of HR Break Room, Caleb talks with Nicole Torres from Harvard Business Review and the Women at Work podcast about:
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:
Minkah Fitzpatrick, former defensive back for the Alabama Crimson Tide and winner of the Paycom Jim Thorpe Award
Since 1986, the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame has picked the best defensive back in college football as the winner of the Paycom Jim Thorpe award. This year’s winner, Minkah Fitzpatrick from the University of Alabama, lead the Crimson Tide to two different national championships, winning the 2018 game against the Georgia Bulldogs.
In this special HR Break Room interview, we will discuss:
Around Valentine’s Day, conversations about love and romance are everywhere – including the office. And with good reason: According to Career Builder, 38% of American workers said they have dated a co-worker at least once over their career.
But just how should organizations approach creating and enforcing a dating policy in 2018?
In this episode of HR Break Room we will discuss:
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:
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:
Rachel Duran, manager of talent acquisition marketing, CA Technologies
The employer brand has emerged as one of the most important tools for today’s recruiters. In fact, 75% of job seekers consider it before they even apply, according to a recent CareerArc study. But what exactly is it? And how can you influence and shape it to attract the type of talent your business needs?
In this episode of HR Break Room, Rachel Duran, manager of talent acquisition marketing at CA Technologies, joins us to look at what one of the year’s most anticipated movies can tell us about the employer brand. In this conversation, we discuss:
Dave Ryan, director of the Illinois State Council of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
With the holiday season among us,so is your year-end office party. These festive get-togethers can be a great way for the entire company to celebrate the accomplishments of the last 12 months. While these parties are planned to be fun, they also can be a potential source of HR violations. Are you prepared?
In today’s special episode of HR Break Room, Caleb talks with the director of SHRM’s Illinois State Council, Dave Ryan, about the dos and don’ts organizations can implement to ensure all attendees have a wonderful and safe time. In this talk, they discuss:
Melody Muniz, Science Museum Oklahoma guest relations director
Clint Stone, Science Museum Oklahoma vice president of programs
According to the recruiting firm Korn Ferry, 80% of retailers plan to hire the same amount of seasonal staff as they did last year – or more! Thanks to the lowest unemployment rate the nation has seen in 16 years and the rising gig economy, 2017 has proven challenging for employers to fill such positions with the right talent. With the processes of identifying and hiring new top performing employees growing more difficult and expensive, what can your organization do to retain the top performers from your seasonal workforce for future years?
In this episode of HR Break Room, Caleb and Chelsea talk with Muniz and Stone about:
Mark Sanborn, motivational speaker, leadership expert and international best-selling author
Building a top-performing organization is challenging enough, but how do you continue to improve after you’ve mastered your trade or industry? In his new book, The Potential Principle, leadership expert Mark Sanborn reveals strategies for doing even better once you already have given your best.
In this episode of HR Break Room, Caleb and Chelsea talk with Sanborn about:
From somewhere within overstuffed filing cabinets of an unnamed office come two terrifying tales. The first story investigates a haunted onboarding experience caused by excessive paperwork, while the second explores an infestation of manual processes so creepy, your skin will crawl. Luckily, these HR nightmares can have a happy ending when the right HR technology comes into play.
In this special Halloween episode of HR Break Room, Caleb and Chelsea share “HR Nightmares” that cover how:
Jessica Miller-Merrell, Founder of Workology.com
Tony Puckett, attorney at McAfee & Taft
Sexual harassment has dominated headlines lately. Following recent allegations of sexual harassment and assault that led to the firing of film producer Harvey Weinstein, organizations all over the country are taking note. What can HR and organization leaders nationwide do to prevent sexual harassment and create a safer workplace for their employees?
In this episode, Jessica Miller-Merrell and Tony Puckett join the HR Break Room to discuss:
Misha Goli, Dunkin’ Donuts Franchisee
Coffee remains an integral part of most organizations. In fact, a recent Workonomix survey discovered that 80% of adults consume caffeine every day. According to the Food and Drug Administration, the average intake is 200 milligrams or about two 5-ounce cups of coffee a day. Employees continue to be more passionate about their caffeinated beverage choices than ever before.
To celebrate the recent National Coffee Day, HR Break Room sits down with a Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee to discuss:
Mihir Desai, Mizuho Financial Group professor of finance at Harvard Business School and author of The Wisdom of Finance: Discovering Humanity in the World of Risk and Return
According to a recent study by Pricewaterhouse Coopers, more than 81% of college-educated millennials have at least one term debt, but only 24% can demonstrate basic financial knowledge. With such a need, how can organizations use financial education programs to recruit top talent and engage employees?
In today’s episode, Mihir Desai, author of The Wisdom of Finance, joins HR Break Room to discuss:
Jacob Morgan, futurist and author of The Employee Experience Advantage
In our last episode, special guest Jacob Morgan described “The Employee Experience Equation” and one of its key pieces: an organization’s “reason for being,” which Jacob said directly affects an organization’s ability to attract and retain talent. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the quitting rate rose to over 3 million employees earlier this year, so retaining your talent has become even more challenging. How can having a strong purpose and “reason for being” help you retain your workforce?
In today’s HR Break Room discussion, Jacob Morgan, futurist and author of The Employee Experience Advantage, returns to:
Jacob Morgan, futurist and author of The Employee Experience Advantage
Recently, “the employee experience” has gained the attention of today’s industry leaders. According to the Deloitte 2017 Global Human Capital Trends report, while nearly 80% of executives rated the employee experience as very important, only 22% said their companies excelled at building one. But what exactly is the employee experience, and how does it impact your bottom line?
In today’s HR Break Room discussion, special guest Jacob Morgan, futurist and author of The Employee Experience Advantage, will:
Office drama can be an expensive distraction in your workforce. According to Cy Wakeman’s book No Ego, employees spend nearly three hours each workweek on drama, which costs organizations millions in lost time. Navigating especially toxic office dynamics can be a challenge, even for the best managers. How can HR assist leadership in creating policy that sets the foundation for a drama-free culture?
In today’s HR Break Room discussion with special guest Cy Wakeman, author of The New York Times’ best-seller The Reality-Based Rules of the Workplace, you will learn:
In the wake of a heated, post-election season, political conversations often seem inevitable. The strongest organizations are made up of diverse groups of people from many different walks of life. When those varying worldviews all come together to work under one roof, strong opinions and disagreements – especially related to politics – often can emerge.
In this episode of HR Break Room, SPHR, SHRM-SCP and Vice President of HR for Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge, Robin Schooling, joins Caleb and Chelsea to discuss:
Adam Smiley Poswolsky, Author of The Quarter-Life Break Through
Global Workforce Trends reported that by the end of 2017, 3.6 million baby boomers will retire. As they do, more and more millennials will begin transitioning into management roles. And behind the millennials is the even younger generation – Generation Z – who are on track to make up 27% by 2030. With a shift in the workforce upon us, what can organizations learn about these new trends to better prepare?
Adam Poswolsky, author of The Quarter-Life Breakthrough, rejoins HR Break Room for part two of our discussion on the role of millennials in the workforce.
In this episode, you will learn:
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