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Back to Human: Using Technology to Connect Co-Workers

Guest: Dan Schawbel, Future Workplace research director and New York Times best-selling author of Back to Human: How Great Leaders Create Connection in the Age of Isolation As of February 2018, mobile phone usage in the U.S. stands at a staggering 100% among ages 18-29. Whether by smartphone, tablet or desktop computer, people spend an average of 7.6 hours a day online. With today’s employees embracing such technology, it is important for HR to leverage these tools to engage and maintain a...


Food for Thought: What HR Can Do About Sexual Harassment in Restaurants

Guest: Stefanie K. Johnson, Ph.D., associate professor of management at the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the restaurant industry files more harassment claims than any other industry. In fact, 90% of women and 70% of men have acknowledged experiencing some form of sexual harassment while working in restaurants. What fuels this trend and what can HR personnel in the industry do to reduce the risk of...


Set the Standard: Understanding Joint-Employer Changes - Part 2

Guest: Phillip B. Wilson, president and general counsel of the Labor Relations Institute On Sept. 14, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) published a notice of proposed rulemaking intended to clarify what constitutes a joint-employer relationship between two businesses. Franchises, construction companies and organizations that use temporary or contract labor are among the employers that will be impacted most directly. In part one of our HR Break Room conversation with Phillip B....


Set the Standard: Understanding Joint-Employer Changes - Part 1

Guest: Phillip B. Wilson, president and general counsel of the Labor Relations Institute On Sept. 14, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) published a notice of proposed rulemaking intended to clarify what constitutes a joint-employer relationship between two businesses. Franchises, construction companies and organizations that use temporary or contract labor are among the employers that will be impacted most directly. How can HR prepare so that your workforce remains compliant? In...


Taking Ownership: Embracing the Role of HR

Guest: Steve Browne, author of HR on Purpose: Delivering Deliberate People Passion As the role of HR continues to evolve within today’s workplace, being strategic and influencing employees and leadership have become more important than ever. How can HR not only win a seat at the table, but also take ownership of its role within an organization? In this HR Break Room conversation, bestselling author Steve Browne joins Paycom HR manager Chanse Moucka and host Caleb Masters to...


Instilling Loyalty: How HR Influences the Employee Life Cycle

Guest: Trish McFarlane, co-host of the HR Happy Hour podcast The nature of work continues to change at a rapid pace. HR has the unique opportunity to build and influence relationships with members of their workforce, from the onboarding process and continuing through the entire employee life cycle. In this HR Break Room conversation, host Caleb Masters and Paycom HR manager Chanse Moucka are joined by HR Happy Hour co-host Trish McFarlane to discuss: Learn more about how technology can...


Passion and Focus: Inspiring Employee Dedication

Guest: Steve Gilliland, motivational speaker and author of Enjoy the Ride According to a recent study, disengagement among employees nationwide carries a price tag worthy of sticker-shock status: between $450 billion and $550 billion every year. And with 90% of executives reporting that retaining new hires is a difficult issue for their organization, employee engagement has never been more important. In this HR Break Room conversation, motivational speaker Steve Gilliland joins the...


Beyond 9 to 5: Staying Flexible on Workplace Flexibility

Guest: Jim Reidy, attorney at Sheehan Phinney The term “workplace flexibility” is commonly used to cover a broad number of topics related to compliance with state and federal leave laws. With 32% of millennial or millennial-minded talent ranking more flexible working options as a priority in the 2015/2016 Global Benefits Attitude Survey, what can your organization do to remain compliant and attractive? In this HR Break Room conversation, employment law attorney Jim Reidy rejoins the...


Challenge the Status Quo: Empowering Women in the Workforce

Guest: Margaret Spence, Global business strategist and founder of the Employee to CEO Project According to the Korn Ferry Institute, women make up 24% of C-suite positions, but only 12% had long-term aspirations to lead the organization as CEO. With leadership development initiatives increasing their emphasis on more diverse and inclusive workplace cultures, how can organizations ensure their program meets the needs of today’s female top performers? In this HR Break Room conversation from...


Civil Remedy: How Civility Impacts Employee Morale

Guest: Christine Porath, associate professor of management at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University and author of Mastering Civility: A Manifesto for the Workplace Workplace incivility leads not only to a toxic culture, but also to negative impacts on your workforce’s productivity and profits. According to a study conducted by this episode’s guest, Christine Porath, employees who have experienced uncivil action in the workplace showed a drop of 25% in performance,...


Millennials at Work: How HR Can Connect

Guest: Joey Price, CEO of Jumpstart:HR Have you taken the right steps to connect with – and retain – your millennial workforce? In this episode of HR Break Room, Joey Price, CEO of Jumpstart:HR, joins host Caleb Masters from the SHRM18 exposition floor to discuss: and Learn more about how to engage your millennial workforce by reading our What Employees Want: Overlooked Insights in Employee Engagement white paper.


Employee Activation: More Than Employee Engagement

Despite HR’s best efforts to improve employee engagement, only 34% of U.S. employees are engaged. With 81% of employees stating that technology is an important factor to their happiness in the workplace, is your organization missing the opportunity to engage employees in all the interactions that shape their attitudes about work? In this HR Break Room conversation, TalentCulture CEO Meghan M. Biro joins Paycom HR manager Tiffany Gamblin and host Caleb Masters on the SHRM18 exposition floor...


SHRM18: Managing an HR Department of One

Guests: Dave Ryan, director of the Illinois State Council for the Society for Human Resource Management Brad Galin, president and principal consultant of Allegro HR In small and midsized organizations nationwide, HR departments often are made up of just one person. These individuals are tasked with overseeing nearly every HR function throughout the company, including onboarding, benefits enrollment, compensation, and training employees. In this second episode of our special series...


SHRM18 Day One Recap

Guests: Jeff Palkowski, director of government affairs for Greater Madison Area SHRM Mike Shaw, director-elect of the Oklahoma State Council for Human Resource Management Jazmine Wilkes, contributing writer to The SHRM Blog Every year, HR professionals from around the world attend the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) Annual Conference & Exposition to learn from industry experts and share their experiences. At SHRM18, held June 17-20 in Chicago, HR Break Room recorded...


SHRM 2018 Preview

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...


Level Up: John C. Maxwell on the 5 Levels of Leadership

Guest: 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...


Experts Answer: Your Sexual Harassment Policy Questions

Guests: 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...


Dr. Larry Barton - Safety First: Proactive Crisis Management

Guest: 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....


Slam Dunk: Defining Game-Winning Core Values

Guest: 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...


Culture Dish: A Conversation on Measuring Employee Culture

Guests: 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...