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No Hard Feelings: What HR Can Do to Foster Emotional Positivity at Work
One out of every five employees reported high engagement and high burnout, according to a recent study from the Yale Center of Emotional Intelligence. With Gallup reporting that burned-out employees are 63% more likely to take a sick day and 2.6 times as likely to actively seek a new position, having an emotionally stressed and […]
Hiring in the Digital Age: How Performance-Based Hiring Helps Recruiting
According to a 2016 Society for Human Resource Management report, 84% of employers see a shortage in skilled applicants, while 68% experience difficulty filling jobs. In today’s war for talent, the challenge to find qualified candidates continues to grow, as does the skills gap. For an HR Break Room episode on how hiring is changing in […]
3 Things HR Can Do After Implementing Self-Service Technology for Employees
The field and function of HR is undergoing a digital transformation. Employee self-service is one critical technology option changing the workplace – one that HR can leverage to be even more strategic while further empowering its workforce. According to Sierra-Cedar HR Systems 2018-2019 Survey, 78% of respondents currently use self-service applications in their organizations. That […]
10 Most Popular Episodes of the HR Break Room Podcast
After 55 episodes, several bonus episodes and countless cups of coffee in the HR Break Room, we are excited to unveil the podcast’s new look! To celebrate, we’re revisiting our podcast’s top 10 episodes so far, in no particular order. Episode 51, “The Revolution Is Underway: Catch up to the HR Digital Transformation” In this […]
3 Ways HR Technology Transforms the Employee Experience
In a recent Deloitte survey, 79% of global executives rated agile performance management as a high priority for their organizations. With the digital transformation impacting companies nationwide, HR departments continue to look to technology to fulfill their recruiting and training initiatives. To learn more, we invited employee engagement expert Jason Lauritsen, author of Unlocking High Performance: How […]
On the Money: Making the Case for Financial Wellness Programs at Your Business
Demand for financial wellness programs in the workplace is unlikely to drop to a zero balance soon, given that 64% of today’s employees are paying off student loans; with 54% of them stressed about finances in general, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers. Furthermore, research by Prudential found the number of employers offering such programs jumped 63% in […]
Remote Work, Parental Leave and More: Understanding Workplace Flexibility
During my recent trip to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) 2018 Conference and Exposition, I had the pleasure of speaking with many guests for Paycom’s HR Break Room, including returning guest, employment attorney Jim Reidy from the law firm Sheehan Phinney. Reidy sat down for a talk with Paycom’s HR Manager Chanse Moucka […]
3 Answers to Questions About Sexual Harassment Policy
In October 2017, in light of the #MeToo movement, the HR Break Room podcast devoted an episode to workplace sexual harassment policies. Since that conversation, we continued to receive questions on the subject, not only from our listeners, but Paycom blog readers and webinar attendees. To answer those questions and examine the topic further, HR Break Room […]
An Employer’s First Steps to Avoiding Workplace Violence
In the wake of workplace threats nationwide, businesses are taking a closer look at their own threat and crisis management plans and policies. HR is an essential component in planning for workplace emergencies, from the conceptual stages to employee training. Larry Barton, the highest-rated instructor at the FBI National Academy and U.S. Marshals Service, recently […]
Defining Game-Changing Core Values to Attract Superstar Talent
March is over, but the madness HR deals with never ends. Fortunately, your organization’s core values can be a real game-changer in the competition for top talent. In a recent episode of the HR Break Room podcast, Kinetix CHRO Kris Dunn discussed the valuable lessons HR can learn from the annual college hoops competition. Here […]
Identifying Culture, Implementing Change: Highlights From the Workology HRetreat at SXSW
Learning how to measure and effect change within their organizational culture is a high priority for companies nationwide. During the 2018 SXSW Conference, a panel of experts from Whole Foods, RetailMeNot, Businessolver and Weeva spoke with HR Break Room and Jessica Melo, executive director of sales training at Paycom, about this key topic at the […]
Why California State Laws Matter Nationwide
Employment law constantly evolves, bringing new challenges to your HR department. By keeping an eye on changing legislation across the country, you can prepare your organization to remain compliant and be ready when laws change in your neck of the woods. On a recent episode of Paycom’s HR Break Room podcast, we talked with Coby […]