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Paycom Ranked Within Winners’ Circle of the 2018 Leadership Excellence and Development Awards

Paycom Software, Inc. (“Paycom”) (NYSE: PAYC), earned fifth out of 250 applicants in the 2018 Leadership Excellence and Development Awards (LEAD) presented by Paycom’s top 10 placement puts its leadership program in the Winners’ Circle for Innovation in Deployment of Leadership Programs, recognizing innovation and creativity within an organization for the design and execution of an internal leadership program.

These prestigious leadership awards salute the world’s top leadership practitioners and programs and highlight their roles in developing their workforce, and were presented at the February 8 LEAD Awards Gala of the LEAD2018 Leadership Conference at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Paycom was recognized for its leadership program, also known as LEAD. Its award-winning content teaches employees 360-degree leadership by LEADing yourself, client and team through the values of learning, service and leadership. The program structure includes quarterly in-person training sessions and e-learning courses through the Paycom learning management system as well as monthly in-person trainings, in which business acumen and related topics are presented and discussed.

“I am honored to accept this achievement, which stands as a testament to our dedication to training and development,” said Stacey Pezold, Paycom’s chief learning officer. “Our award-winning LEAD program invests in our people, who are truly Paycom’s greatest asset.”

The Winners’ Circle, including the top distinguished recipients of the LEAD Awards for 2018, were named for outstanding achievements in leadership development and programs in the areas of Education, Corporate and Individuals in advance of the LEAD2018 conference.

For the past 35 years, the LEAD Awards, formerly known as Leadership Excellence Awards, have identified and recognized the top leadership programs and organizations, and their strategies and solutions, in their yearly ranking. This year’s award winners will be published in the February edition of the Leadership Excellence Essentials e-publication. Future issues of the Leadership Excellence publication will also feature interviews from select top award winners in each category. These interviews will outline each program’s unique qualities that made them a LEAD Awards winner.

About LEAD
The Leadership Excellence & Development Forum is an annual 2-day inspirational leadership event dedicated to helping organizations create AN INNOVATIVE, HIGH POTENTIAL AND PASSIONATE WORKFORCE. Both days are action-packed with leadership and HR-specific roundtables, workshops, networking opportunities and speakers. Participants learn how to take the world’s best corporate leadership practices and concepts and put them into practice, applying them to their organizations. Thirteen keynotes share their stories and are broadcasted to hundreds of host sites across the world, providing the chance to share this life-changing event with their teams and communities. The Awards Gala evening celebrates award-winning leadership and development programs.

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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.