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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. Hosted by Morgan Beard, HR Break Room brings together industry experts to discuss brewing trends and robust solutions to today’s workplace challenges.
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Sep 20, 2022

Guest: Seth Mattison, Future of Work Keynote Speaker

2020 reshaped norms across society, including unprecedented dynamics in the workplace. Two years later, the dust has settled and a new question has emerged: What is the future of work?

Business strategist Seth Mattison has spent his career researching how the world of work is changing. According to him, we’re building the workplace of the future right now.

“We are the architects of what the future of work is going to look like, and I think it’s really important for all of us to take ownership,” Mattison said.

In this episode of HR Break Room®, Mattison discusses:

  • how workforces can become future-ready
  • generational dynamics and their impact moving forward
  • the importance of employee engagement

To learn more about the future of work, watch our on-demand webinar, Employee Engagement: Strategies for Success With Seth Mattison.

Sep 6, 2022

Guests:  

Adam Ballard, VP of Marketing

Casey Twenter, Senior Creative Director

From TikTok to TV, Paycom has partnered with influencer Corporate Natalie to reach audiences nationwide with its message on the power of employee-driven payroll through Beti®. But how did these efforts come to fruition?

Paycom’s vice president of marketing Adam Ballard and Casey Twenter, senior creative director, join host Morgan Beard for a discussion on what it takes to make these campaigns happen.

“One of the things I really enjoy most about working on a brand like Paycom is we’re really limited only by our own imagination of where we could go,” Ballard said.

In this episode of HR Break Room®, Ballard and Twenter discuss:

  • nuances of the creative process
  • the importance of resonating with the right audience
  • concepts on marketing innovative technology
  • how employees do their own payroll with Paycom
Aug 22, 2022

Guest: Sharlyn Lauby, consultant and HR Bartender founder

The future of work is changing, but what does that mean for current and future employees?

In this episode of HR Break Room®, training consultant and HR Bartender founder Sharlyn Lauby discusses the role of learning and development programs and how they’re adapting to the ever-changing work landscape. Lauby offers her take on how these programs must be flexible to all employees, regardless of generation or skill level.

To learn more about the evolution of learning and development, watch our on-demand webinar, From Training to Thriving: Sharlyn Lauby’s Keys to a Skilled Workforce.

Aug 3, 2022

Guests:

Tiffany McGowen, VP of Talent Acquisition

Jennifer Mathew, Manager of Talent Acquisition

Paycom’s Tiffany McGowen and Jennifer Mathew join host Morgan Beard to discuss talent acquisition in an ever-changing marketplace.

“The first thing is acknowledging that we know it’s a different market,” said Mathew, Paycom’s manager of talent acquisition. “What we did yesterday might not work today, and what we do today might not work tomorrow.”

McGowen, Paycom’s vice president of talent acquisition, shared similar sentiments regarding the future of hiring. “Just seek first to understand, and then build your strategy to react and react quickly, but don't overreact,” she said.

With so much unknown, it’s essential to be proactive with talent acquisition management, but finding a starting point can be challenging.

In this episode of HR Break Room®, McGowen and Mathew discuss:

  • the current state of recruiting and candidate markets
  • what candidates want from prospective positions
  • recruiting efficiently in a hot labor market

For more on how recruiters can attract and retain top talent, check out our blog post, Securing Top Talent With Unconventional Benefits.

Jul 19, 2022

Guest:

Jenn Lim, CEO of Delivering Happiness

Happiness at home carries over into our professional lives, but what happens at work may affect us more than we realize.

CEO and bestselling author Jenn Lim says, “If you have a sense of purpose or you're actually working on the path of a purpose, that actually can increase your odds of being sustainably happy over time.”

In this episode of HR Break Room®, Lim discusses discovering one's personal purpose and how that ties into the workplace. She breaks down the techniques for getting started on discovering that purpose and how organizations can help their workforce in this effort.

To learn more about how employee purpose impacts workplace culture, visit our on-demand webinar, Real Talk on Employee Purpose and Values With Jenn Lim.

Jun 30, 2022

Guest Host:

Steve Boese, H3 HR co-founder and At Work in America podcast co-host

Guests:

Tiffany McGowen, Paycom’s vice president of talent acquisition

Tiffany Gamblin, Paycom’s director of HR business services

In today’s world of work, employees are engaging with workplace technology that is evolving faster than ever before. As such, organizations are figuring out how to best align their workforce with that technology while making it an enjoyable and engaging experience.

In this episode of HR Break Room, guest host and H3 HR co-founder Steve Boese sits down with Paycom’s vice president of talent acquisition, Tiffany McGowen, and Tiffany Gamblin, Paycom’s director of HR business services, to consider:

  • the role of workplace tech and how HR and talent acquisition can bridge the gap between tech and the organization at large
  • strategies for providing employees with a better workplace tech experience
  • how to give employees the technology they need to effectively do their jobs
Jun 30, 2022

Guest:

Hill Harper, best-selling author, philanthropist and award-winning actor

Initiatives geared toward promoting diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) are increasingly vital to a business’s success.

Philanthropist and award-winning actor Hill Harper says, “We are only as good as the person who doesn’t feel heard, who feels marginalized, who is not experiencing pay equity, who doesn’t have their holiday celebrated, who doesn’t even have their holiday acknowledged, who’s told to hide parts of themselves.”

DEIB efforts are at the forefront of many human resource professionals’ minds. But how do we make sure we’re supporting these goals year-round?

In this episode of HR Break Room, Hill Harper will discuss:

  • methods to build a culture with empathy and understanding
  • how to build trust and open communication throughout a workforce
  • the value of perspective in order to live fulfilled lives in the workplace

 

Jan 6, 2022

Guest:

Ravin Jesuthasan, futurist, author and human capital thought leader

With competition in the labor market at an all-time high, it’s essential that an organization’s culture attracts and retains in-demand talent to achieve and maintain success. Therefore, HR must innovate, evolve and reinvent its processes to create an experience that meets the demand of today’s employees. In order to remain competitive, having the tools candidates expect isn’t just an option — it’s essential!

According to futurist Ravin Jesuthasan, the function of HR is shifting from its traditional role as a steward of employment to a steward of work. With new technologies, HR is empowered to reshape the work experience for every employee companywide; in doing so, HR will sit alongside business leaders to orchestrate new work ecosystems and organizational structures.

In this episode of HR Break Room®, Jesuthasan joins host Caleb Masters to consider:

  • how the digital transformation and democratization of work are reshaping the
    requirements of HR
  • HR’s evolving role in enhancing the employer brand and overall employee experience
  • the importance of leveraging new HR technology to enhance workflow and streamline processes

To learn more about how the right HR tech can enable HR to reinvent its purpose within an organization, read our blog post, “Conquering Turnover Through Effective HR Tech.”

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