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Leading Yourself: 7 Ways to Achieve Your 10-Year Goals
Imagine you’re at dinner party 10 years from now in a lovely home, with dear friends you haven’t seen in ages. As you make your way around the party catching up on life, each person asks the same questions, wondering what is new with you, your family and your life. Now let’s return to the […]
3 Big-Screen Holiday Parties HR Could Have Saved
Holiday parties can be a great way for the entire office to celebrate the year’s accomplishments. While parties usually are fun, they are also a potential source of HR violations. Here’s a look at a three famous holiday-soiree fiascos to hit the big screen and how a proactive HR team could have prevented these movies’ […]
4 HR Nightmares Scarier Than Any Movie Monster
Iconic movie monsters like Dracula may haunt the big screen, but seemingly harmless HR office nightmares can prove even more ghastly. From within the overstuffed filing cabinets come terrifying tales of employee-engagement epidemics, dangerous data re-entry and onboarding experiences that leave employees running for the hills (or, at the very least, their cars). Here’s a […]
The Winning Workforce Equation
The term “the employee experience” is thrown around frequently in HR today. It’s not the same as “employee engagement,” another well-known industry buzzword. With trends evolving at such a rapid pace, what is this new concept that’s making waves in the industry? According to the author of The Employee Experience Advantage, Jacob Morgan, the employee […]
It’s an Office, Not a Theater: Managing Office Drama
Office drama is a distraction that could be costing your company millions. In her new book, No Ego, drama researcher and New York Times best-selling author Cy Wakeman defines drama as any disruptive behavior or thought process that takes energy away from results or a great work climate. Drama is expensive According to Wakeman, employees […]
Rethink the Shark: Don’t Let Fear Hold You Back
Despite their bad rap, sharks aren’t quite the bloodthirsty animals Hollywood has made them out to be. While Jaws may have been a box-office champ, reality paints a different picture of these toothy sea creatures. Thanks to that 1975 film and other pieces of pop culture across contemporary media – including Discovery’s summer annual Shark Week programming – we […]
5 Leadership Lessons HR Can Learn from American History
Here at Paycom we love green, but on the heels of the 4th of July, we thought it would be appropriate to stay with the Red, White and Blue. The story of how we earned our freedom is a vast and important one, and is still relateable, especially in the office. Here are five specific […]
3 Fatherhood Essentials That Translate into the Workplace
Many of us turn to our fathers for guidance in tough situations, and similar actions apply with the employee/manager relationship. With Father’s Day this coming Sunday, June 18, we are taking a moment to highlight three fatherhood essentials that our Paycom dads translate into management. 1. Patience Patience is defined as demonstrating forbearance under pressure, […]
3 Tips for Your Next Performance Review
Are you dreading your next annual performance review? Not sure what to expect, or how to prepare? Annual performance reviews should encourage growth, celebrate achievements and set goals for the coming year. Here are a few tips to help you get the most out of your next review. 1. Keep an Open Mind As hard […]
3 Mistakes Managers Make During Performance Reviews (And How to Fix Them)
Are you and your employees prepared for their annual performance reviews? While every organization approaches performance reviews differently, one commonality remains the same: Performance reviews are an important part of the employer’s role. The approach your managers take to this conversation will set the tone for employees’ performance and engagement. Here are three mistakes – […]
Because Attitude Is Everything, Do These 8 Things
A simple smile, an act of kindness and showing gratitude go a long way with people, especially in the workplace. It can be difficult to maintain a positive attitude when dealing with stressful situations and pressing deadlines, but choosing to do so can play a big role in career success and stress reduction. And attitude […]
You Are 2 Steps Away From Being More Productive
Productivity often is touted as the Holy Grail of today’s workforce. Countless books and apps are packed to the brim with tips promising to make you more efficient, while today’s managers scour for — and promote — candidates with past episodes of grand productivity. You would think that with such pushes, a steady increase in […]