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Paycom and Its Employees Donate $11,000 to Shark Conservation Nonprofit Project AWARE

OKLAHOMA CITY – Today, employees of Paycom Software, Inc. presented the Project AWARE Foundation with an employee- and employer-combined donation of $11,000. During one of TV’s most popular weeks celebrating sharks, employees raised funds during Paycom’s inaugural phishing awareness challenge through cash donations and a five-day phishing email simulation. Project AWARE is a registered nonprofit dedicated to shark conservation.

Paycom’s phishing challenge ran internally from July 23 to July 27. Employees individually volunteered to receive one simulated phishing email per day. For each employee, one point was gained for recognizing the phishing simulation and reporting it to the IT department, while two points were deducted for “taking the bait,” as in clicking the simulated phishing links or downloading the attachments.

Paycom donated $1 to Project AWARE for every point earned. At the end of the week, the department with the highest average of points received bragging rights and a free lunch.

About Paycom
For 25 years, Paycom Software, Inc. (NYSE: PAYC) has simplified businesses and the lives of their employees through easy-to-use HR and payroll technology to empower transparency through direct access to their data. And thanks to its industry-first solution, Beti®, employees now do their own payroll and are guided to find and fix costly errors before payroll submission. From onboarding and benefits enrollment to talent management and more, Paycom’s software streamlines processes, drives efficiencies and gives employees power over their own HR information, all in a single app. Recognized nationally for its technology and workplace culture, Paycom can now serve businesses of all sizes in the U.S. and internationally.