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:
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:
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:
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:
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.
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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: