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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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Now displaying: November, 2022
Nov 22, 2022

Guest: Candace Nelson, author and founder of Sprinkles Cupcakes

Candace Nelson, entrepreneur, author and founder of Sprinkles Cupcakes, makes her first visit to the HR Break Room® podcast. From a self-made pastry chef to a permanent judging spot on Food Network’s Cupcake Wars, Candace Nelson has rewritten the recipe on turning a passion into a successful career.

After opening the world’s first cupcake bakery in 2005, Nelson continued to grow, becoming an angel investor and author of two books, the most recent being Sweet Success: A Simple Recipe to Turn your Passion into Profit, hitting shelves in November 2022.

Candace joins host Morgan Beard to discuss her first foray in the cupcake market, women in entrepreneurship and how shaping her own mindset was instrumental to her success.

In this episode of HR Break Room, Nelson discusses:

  • how mindset plays a role in entrepreneurship
  • tackling imposter syndrome
  • female representation in the startup and venture capital arena
Nov 15, 2022

Guests: Christie Schmidt, manager of HRIS, and Sarah Johnson, payroll supervisor

What if there were a way to fix a problem before it became a problem? Paycom’s Beti guides employees to do just that.

With Beti, employees find and fix potential problems ahead of unpleasant payday surprises. Christie Schmidt, Paycom’s manager of HRIS, and Sarah Johnson, payroll supervisor, join Morgan Beard to highlight industry-first technology and why it’s vital to millions of employees.

In this episode of HR Break Room®, Schmidt and Johnson discuss:

  • the consequences employees may face without Beti
  • how Beti simplifies life for employees and employers
  • misconceptions around employees doing their own payroll

For more on Beti, check out our recent blog where renowned real estate investor and consultant Barbara Corcoran discusses the advantage of employee-driven payroll

Nov 8, 2022

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

An expanding company brings excitement, hope and, of course, growing pains. AJ Griffin, Paycom’s director of government and community affairs, joins host Morgan Beard to discuss the obstacles a business faces as it grows.

In this episode of HR Break Room®, Griffin explains:

  • the most important considerations for business growth
  • the difference between federal and state compliance regulations
  • how businesses can keep up with regulatory changes

For more on how growing companies can reduce the risk of audits and penalties, check out our on-demand webinar, Scaling for Success: HR Compliance for Now and the Future

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