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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 latest buzz surrounding HR and HR tech, one cup of coffee at a time. Hosted by Caleb Masters, HR Break Room brings together industry experts to discuss brewing trends and robust solutions to today’s workplace challenges.
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Sep 30, 2021

Guest:

Chad Richison, Paycom founder and CEO

In 1998, the World Wide Web wasn’t yet a household necessity, but something that tied up phone lines. However, that didn’t stop Chad Richison from bringing his idea of businesses seamlessly processing payroll entirely online to life with Paycom. From the days of dial-up internet to the smartphone boom and beyond, Richison has led Paycom through every major electronic advancement of the 21st century. Throughout the evolution, Richison has maintained a belief that HR tech is at its most effective when employees use the technology to enter and own their own data just as they do as everyday consumers. With the company’s recent launch of Beti™, a revolutionary, employee-driven payroll experience, Paycom continues to reflect his vision and prove how HR technology can transform an organization for the better.

Richison’s focus on an employee-centric HR experience has made Paycom an industry-leading technology. His position makes him intimately familiar with the trends of technology and its impact on the workforce. To celebrate the HR Break Room® podcast’s 100th episode, Richison shares his insight on how consumer trends may influence the HR industry from here.

In this episode of HR Break Room, Richison and host Caleb Masters discuss:

  • the legacy of Paycom and how its vision has evolved
  • how the everyday use of apps positively impacts businesses
  • how employee-driven technology strengthens an organization
  • why a continued employee focus represents the future of work

Learn more about how to embrace the future of HR through employees doing their own payroll by heading to paycom.com/beti.

Sep 15, 2021

Beti™, Paycom’s industry-first, employee-driven payroll experience, is making waves in the HR technology industry. Recently named a Top HR Product of 2021 by Human Resource Executive magazine, Beti is revolutionizing how organizations view payday by putting the power of payroll in employees’ hands.

In this HR Break Room Take 5, host Caleb Masters consults Steve Boese, HR Technology Conference Program Chair, and Barbara Corcoran, famed investor and personality, about what this innovation means for HR and business as a whole. We also hear from Alex, an HR professional who recently elevated their organization through the power of Beti.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • why employees should have the ability to do their own payroll
  • how Beti can leverage payroll accuracy and help reduce errors
  • the immediate benefit of Beti through a first-person account
  • how Beti can empower businesses of all sizes

Ready to step into the future of Payroll? Learn more by heading over to paycom.com/beti

Aug 6, 2021

Guest:

Nicholas Bloom, William Eberle Professor of Economics at Stanford University

According to Stanford economist Nicholas Bloom, “the fully remote plane is about to crash. I’m surprised it’s lasted this long — probably only due to the social capital we’ve built prior to the pandemic.” He now believes “hybrid is really the sweet spot long-term.”

Bloom has studied remote-work practices worldwide, and his research offers a clear-eyed understanding of the dynamics at play for both employees and leadership in remote and hybrid workforces. He has seen the struggles along with the big wins across a variety of industries, and his analysis of recent events provides a path for the future.

In this episode of HR Break Room®, Bloom joins host Caleb Masters to discuss:

  • the benefits and challenges of remote, hybrid and fully on-site working models
  • how demographics affect the success of a hybrid workforce
  • the importance of objective performance metrics for remote and hybrid workforces
  • the unintended HR liabilities arising from remote-work practices

Learn more insights about the current state of hybrid, remote and fully on-site workforce by attending our on demand webinar, Workplace of the Future: Remote Work and the Hybrid Workforce.

Jul 14, 2021

Guests:

Hill Harper, best-selling author, philanthropist and star of ABC’s The Good Doctor

AJ Griffin, Paycom director of governmental and community affairs

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre, the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Commission is building the Greenwood Rising history center, a state-of-the-art institution that creates an immersive educational experience to educate visitors about this historic event and honor the legacy of Black Wall Street. To support the cause, the Centennial Commission received contributions from Paycom as part of an ongoing giving campaign in which employees have the opportunity to donate to a variety of local and national causes.

Hill Harper’s philanthropic work with the Centennial Commission and position in the media give him unique insight into nonprofit fundraising and the economic realities of the minority communities he serves.

In this episode of HR Break Room®, Hill, Griffin and host Caleb Masters discuss:

  • using technology to foster a philanthropic culture
  • how corporate giving can boost employee morale and strengthen the employer brand
  • funding challenges faced by smaller philanthropic organizations
  • how technology can help reduce barriers of entry that keep people from retaining and creating wealth

Hear more insights from Hill Harper related to breaking down organizational barriers and defeating fear by watching our on-demand webinar, A Culture of Innovation: Strategies for Promoting Inclusion and Defeating Fear With Hill Harper.

Jun 10, 2021

Guest:

Amy Edmondson, Ph.D., Harvard Business School professor of leadership and management

From lack of time to lack of C-suite buy-in, there’s no shortage of reasons HR professionals might find themselves feeling more than a little frustrated — or even stuck — in their roles. In fact, in a role as challenging as HR, it would almost be more surprising if this weren’t the case!

However, these feelings need not be permanent. By visualizing the HR profession as a classic hierarchy of needs, you can also visualize your path to its peak, leading to a kind of professional self-actualization or even transcendence. The model for this hierarchy, represented in the form of a pyramid, comes to us from one of the leading lights of 20th-century psychology: Abraham Maslow.

But what do the various levels on the HR hierarchy of needs actually look like? And how easy is it to move from one to the next?

In this episode of of HR Break Room®, host Caleb Masters welcomes Harvard Business School professor Amy Edmondson to discuss:

  • the challenges and roadblocks to self-actualization faced by many HR professionals
  • cultivating the right mindset for surmounting basic needs and safety and security to reach higher, more fulfilling levels on the hierarchy
  • how the right HR technology can make the journey easier

Take an even deeper dive into the HR hierarchy of needs by reading our white paper, The HR Hierarchy of Needs: Achieving Self-Actualization in Your Profession.

May 21, 2021

Guest:

Guy Kawasaki, chief evangelist of Canva

Guy Kawasaki, host of the podcast Guy Kawasaki’s Remarkable People, visits the HR Break Room® to share his unique insights regarding attitudes toward innovation, both as it relates to HR tech and within modern organizations as a whole.

In his position as chief evangelist of Canva, Kawasaki has seen and spearheaded positive changes across a diverse group of entities and understands the unique dynamics that play into organizational transformation.

In this episode, Kawasaki and host Caleb Masters discuss:

  • the shifting role of the HR department in contemporary business
  • making meaning as an essential function of innovation
  • the impact the user experience has on the perception of a company
  • how executives can partner with HR leadership to find the right HR tech for their organization

Learn more about how to foster a culture of innovation in your workplace by reading our white paper, Making the Change: How to Lead a Digital Transformation to Success.

Apr 9, 2021

Guest: 

Steve Boese, HR Technology Conference program chair and HR Happy Hour podcast co-host

As a challenging year forced more organizations to embrace the reality of the digital transformation in the workplace, how employees incorporate technology into processes becomes more important by the day.

Steve Boese, chair of the HR Technology Conference, returns to the HR Break Room® to discuss the relationship between workplace tech and employees’ frustrations. Boese addresses a new nationwide study by OnePoll that has uncovered some startling statistics about how office workers — both in the office and working remotely — view their options for tech in the workplace and ways for engaged employers to understand these results and move forward.

In this episode, Boese and host Caleb Masters unpack the implications of this information as they discuss:

  • the dissonance between the technology employees encounter in their personal life versus their workplace tech and how this impacts the employee experience
  • the costs associated with inefficient or outdated tech as it relates to productivity and the employee experience
  • the varied benefits arising from effective and efficient workplace technology at all levels of the organization
  • HR’s role in technology selection and how to get C-suite buy-in during that process

Learn more about how to reduce employee frustrations with the right workplace technology by going to paycom.com/frustrations.

Mar 25, 2021

Guest:

Sharlyn Lauby, founder of HR Bartender

The events of 2020 exerted profound shifts in the way we think about work, including the technology we use to get our jobs done. But even as we enter the spring of 2021, a surprising number of organizations lag behind in their prioritization of automated workplace tech.

Meanwhile, remote or hybrid working arrangements pose challenges of their own. For example, in a recent OnePoll survey of American office workers, obtaining timely approvals from managers was cited as the second-biggest challenge for employees working from home.

How can you help ensure your organization is doing everything it can to position itself for success in a time of digital transformation?

In this episode of HR Break Room®, HR Bartender founder Sharlyn Lauby joins host Caleb Masters to discuss:

  • how to harness the digital transformation to give employees what they want and accelerate business goals
  • what remote and hybrid working environments are expected to look like in 2021
  • why the right technology for employees should include tools for managers

Learn more about how to reduce employee frustrations with their workplace technology by checking out our toolkit, The Frustrations Today's Office Workers Have With Workplace Technology.

Mar 12, 2021

Guest:

Justin Cameron, Paycom manager of background check product

The ability to make informed hiring decisions is a crucial part of an effective talent acquisition process because it affects nearly every part of an organization. However, many businesses often overlook the importance of background checks or don’t have the right HR tech to provide necessary information about candidates to help mitigate risks associated with hiring.

Protecting the safety and the culture of an organization begins with the selection process and helps ensure you hire the best individuals to move your company forward.

What should you look for in a background checks software to find and hire top talent?

Join us for episode 93 of HR Break Room® as we discuss:

  • how a quality background checks process improves the candidate and employee experience
  • best practices organizations can use to exercise due diligence in their background checks process
  • why it’s necessary for HR and recruiting teams to easily conduct employment screenings
  • the role reliable technology plays in efficiently moving new hires through the background checks process

Learn how to exercise due diligence with Paycom’s Enhanced Background Checks by reading our case study, How One Software Transformed Background Checks for a Government Contractor.

Feb 12, 2021

Guest:

Adam Grant, organizational psychologist and New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take, Originals and Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know

In episode 91 of HR Break Room®, Adam Grant, organizational psychologist and New York Times bestselling author, joined us to talk about creating a resilient workplace in 2021 in the midst of burnout and fatigue. Throughout the conversation, we received questions from the audience that only Grant could answer.

In today’s digital reality, how can HR lead engagement initiatives to help motivate and retain employees?

In this special follow-up episode of HR Break Room, Grant returns to discuss:

  • common questions about resiliency from the audience
  • how to spot warning signs of employee burnout
  • overcoming the communications gaps in your organization
  • improving processes for employees in an uncertain business environment

Foster a resilient workplace culture by leveraging the digital transformation. Learn how by reading our white paper, Making the Change: How to Lead a Digital Transformation to Success.

Jan 14, 2021

Guest:

Adam Grant, organizational psychologist and New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take, Originals, and Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know

For businesses, 2020 was marked by exponential change. Many HR professionals who were on the front lines leading changes are now dealing with burnout and fatigue.

How can HR teams address burnout and help create a culture of resiliency for a successful 2021?

Few people understand what it takes to overcome unexpected challenges through resiliency and innovation better than Adam Grant, organizational psychologist and New York Times bestselling author of Originals and Option B.

In this episode of HR Break Room®, Grant joins us podcast to discuss:

  • how HR can remain resilient in 2021
  • practical steps to rebuild an organization when Option A is no longer on the table
  • creating psychological safety when your organization experiences unexpected shifts
  • leveraging digital transformation to improve employee buy-in

Foster a resilient workplace culture by leveraging the digital transformation. Learn how by reading our white paper, Making the Change: How to Lead a Digital Transformation to Success.

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.

Nov 10, 2020

Guests:

Jennifer Kraszewski, Paycom vice president of human resources

Dickens Aubourg, Paycom director of client learning

Creating an atmosphere of inclusion starts with the hiring process and extends through initiatives and conversational channels that make employees feel understood for the duration of their careers.

Crucially, diversity means more than demographic differences. It also applies to the differing viewpoints and perspectives that combine to form the intellectual and emotional fuel behind a successful organization.

Is your company benefiting from diverse points of view? What programs could be implemented to instill a greater sense of belonging within your organization’s culture?

In this episode of HR Break Room®, host Caleb Masters is joined by Kraszewski and Aubourg to discuss:

  • the value of having a workforce with employees from all backgrounds and walks of life
  • why HR and leadership should provide employees an outlet for sharing their thoughts and feelings
  • how to foster a culture where employees feel safe to share their stories through open dialogue and be their authentic selves
  • the roles recruiting and continuous development through training play in building a more diverse workforce

Learn more about how to foster a culture where employees feel safe to share their stories by registering for our Nov. 24 HR.com webinar, “A Sense of Belonging: Crafting the Right Diversity and Inclusion Strategy.”

Oct 15, 2020

Guest:

Steve Boese, HR Technology Conference program chair and HR Happy Hour podcast co-host

With the employee experience becoming more important than ever and the continued desire of workers to function autonomously through technology, it pays to make your processes as simple as possible. If your employees can’t — or, worse, won’t — use your HR tech because it’s not sufficiently user-friendly, you’ll never see the autonomy your employees need to thrive.

The same is true for managers. At some point, every manager wishes he or she could be in two (or more) places at once. Usually, one of those places is a desk, where paperwork — or at least its electronic equivalent — seems to accumulate at a steady, unrelenting rate. Giving your managers the ability to quickly knock out those tasks frees them up to help foster autonomy and your company’s culture with their teams.

What could your employee experience and bottom line gain by pursuing simplicity in your HR technology and autonomy in your workforce?

In this episode of HR Break Room®, host Caleb Masters is rejoined by Boese to discuss:

  • how creating an autonomous workforce benefits both the employee experience and the bottom line
  • the key drivers that are influencing the emphasis on the employee experience in today’s workplace
  • the role managers play in creating a culture of autonomy by driving the employee usage of HR technology
  • Boese’s impressions of Manager on-the-Go™, Paycom’s tool recently named a top 2020 HR product by Human Resource Executive magazine

Learn more about how to enhance your employee experience through your managers by seeing Manager on-the-Go in action. Head over to paycom.com/go and request a demo.

Oct 1, 2020

Guests:

Ken Blanchard, founder and chief spiritual officer of The Ken Blanchard Companies

Scott Blanchard, president of The Ken Blanchard Companies

As organizational leaders around the country continue to pursue new avenues for innovation, preparing for possible business disruptions remains a priority.

A company’s executive team sets the tone, making it essential for organizational leaders to ensure the traits of caring, positivity and innovation cascade down to managers in order to see the same drive and ability to quickly change business strategies reflected in the broader workforce.

How can business leaders prepare managers to be agile with the tools and training they need to ensure their teams are ready for unexpected business disruptions?

 

In this episode of HR Break Room®, host Caleb Masters is joined by Ken and Scott Blanchard to discuss:

  • the role organizational leaders play helping their workforce navigate through business disruptions.

 

  • how organizations can become agile and able to weather unforeseen increases or decreases in business using effective communication and honest conversations with employees.

 

  • what leaders can do to foster a culture of servant leadership through their managers.

 

  • how training technology can be used to prepare managers to effectively lead their teams through change.

 

Ensure your managers are prepared with the tools they need to lead change management initiatives when business disruptions occur. Learn more by reading our white paper, Making the Change: How to Lead a Digital Transformation to Success.

Sep 17, 2020

Guest:

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:

  • how to become an innovative business, overcome disruption and build an organization of greatness
  • why it is important to understand HR’s changing function in today’s digital reality
  • the role of your employee experience and how it can empower or hold back your HR department
  • how to get out of the data overload created by manual processes by using HR technology

To get out of the data overload, driving organizational change should be at the front of your mind. Learn more on how to lead a successful transformation with our free change management toolkit.

Sep 1, 2020

Guests:

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:

  • why it’s important to select a partner who can quickly help your organization develop compliance tools for emerging legislation like FFCRA and the CARES Act through safe and secure record keeping
  • the value of working with a partner who takes client feedback into consideration when developing tools and best practices
  • how to leverage the data provided by technology to get buy-in for employee usage from your C-suite

Embrace the potential of game-changing HR tech by checking out our webpage, paycom.com/patriots.

Aug 18, 2020

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:

  • how the Kraft Group maximized its workforce of more than 5,000 employees by driving usage of their HR technology to nearly 100%
  • why employee usage of HR technology is good for business and helps drive actionable insights
  • the value of a single-database system and how it enhances the end-employee user experience

Embrace the potential of game-changing HR tech by checking out our webpage, paycom.com/patriots.

Aug 6, 2020

Guests:

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:

  • the importance of training and its role in the success of your employees and organizational growth
  • why it’s crucial to provide employees with learning technology that supports your business’s performance strategy in today’s digital reality
  • how to develop and maintain a culture of engagement through on-demand training

 

Driving organizational change can be challenging, but with the right tools and mindset, you can succeed! Learn how to lead a successful transformation with our free change management toolkit.

Jul 23, 2020

Guests:

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:

  • finding opportunities and value in every environment
  • actionable insights to strategically and practically build a forward-thinking business strategy
  • the importance of having easily adoptable and accessible technology during business transitions

While you’re thinking ahead, driving organizational change should be front of mind. Learn more on how to lead a successful transformation with our free change management toolkit.

May 5, 2020

Guest:

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:

  • the core leadership traits that define every great leader in 2020
  • how an organization's culture is defined by the style and personality of its leaders
  • why now is an essential time to identify and develop leaders
  • how to build a leadership program using technology
  • ways to get buy-in from executive leaders for leadership development programs in the current environment

Learn more about how to leverage Paycom to identify and train prospective leaders by reading our white paper, How a Learning Management System Benefits Your Workforce and Bottom Line.

Apr 9, 2020

Guests:

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:

  • how the new legislation may impact your business
  • which businesses are covered employers and which employees may qualify for additional paid sick leave
  • qualifications pertaining to Social Security tax credits and deferrals
  • how technology can help keep your organization compliant and give you the tools you need to successfully navigate these changes

Learn more about how to navigate the changes presented by the FFCRA and CARES Act by visiting paycom.com/covid-19.

Mar 3, 2020

Guest:

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: 

  • how today’s incredibly tight labor market drives employers to provide employees with the tools, knowledge and capabilities they need to succeed
  • how reskilling is used to anticipate organizational changes and equip employees with the skills they need to match those changes over time
  • why a major draw for potential employees is understanding how their personal values align with those of an organization
  • the importance of giving employees learning technology that is easily accessible and familiar

 

Learn more about the future of reskilling by registering for our SHRM-sponsored webinar with Steve Boese, The Future of Reskilling: Preparing Talent and the Organization for the Digital Era.

Feb 20, 2020

Guests:

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: 

  • how Ernst & Young’s study concluded a single data entry costs $4.51
  • why many organizations may be hesitant to adopt self-service HR technology
  • how manual HR tasks slow productivity and cost organizations
  • how Paycom’s Direct Data Exchange™ uses the numbers in the study to give HR professionals the tools they need to present themselves as strategic business partners

 

To learn more about how HR technology frees HR from manual processes, read our white paper, Every Second Counts and Costs … Why Everyone Should Use HR Tech.

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