In celebration of National Payroll Week (NPW), Paycom continued its tradition of embracing a fun workplace culture while giving back to the Oklahoma community. Paycom celebrated with a week full of employee activities and competitions, including a charity drive that collected 35,976 nonperishable goods to donate to The Salvation Army of Central Oklahoma.
“I love our people’s ability not just to achieve, but to surpass goals,” said Stacey Pezold, chief operating officer at Paycom. “To exceed expectations goes along with this year’s theme of leading and that lends itself to serving our community in a big way with organizations like The Salvation Army. Having served there and seeing the impact we make firsthand, it’s heartwarming to know that our people care enough to contribute in this way. It’s an honor to be able to contribute to the community that’s been able to contribute so much to our company and our growth.”
Paycom incorporated the canned food drive benefiting local agencies into annual NPW festivities five years ago, and the drive has grown in size ever since. This year’s total more than doubled last year’s count of 14,638.
Each year’s National Payroll Week celebrates the hard work of the United States’ 150 million wage earners, plus the professionals who pay those employees with accuracy and on time. Essentially, the week honors everyone’s favorite day: payday. As one of the largest payroll providers in America, Paycom ensures payroll professionals meet stringent deadlines to supply employees with their paychecks.
Traditionally, NPW is celebrated during the week of Labor Day, but in an effort to maximize the week’s festivities, Paycom celebrated one week after, Sept. 12-16. During those five days, Paycom employees teamed to participate in concert-themed competitions, including a talent show, relay races and canoe races in the pond at Paycom’s Oklahoma City corporate headquarters. More than 20 teams went head-to-head in the canned food drive portion.