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From Stone to Digital: A Quick History of the Hiring Process
Do you feel like you’ve had some long job searches? People have been looking for work since the beginning of recorded history! Filling job openings has been an activity since assigned professions became part of human culture. In 17th-century B.C., the Babylonian Code of Hammurabi addressed apprenticeship, while written records from 55 B.C. show that […]
Guy Raz on Resiliency, Transformation and Why Failure Is Your Friend
In a recent Paycom webinar, we sat down with Guy Raz, host of the award-winning podcast How I Built This. Throughout his career as a journalist and author, Raz has been able to pick the brains of elite professionals, and it made for an exciting conversation on this episode. Some of the most entrepreneurial minds […]
Diversity and Inclusion: Better Conversations Deliver Measurable Results
In episode 88 of HR Break Room®, we sat down with Dickens Auborg, Paycom’s director of client learning, and Jennifer Kraszewski, Paycom’s vice president of human resources, to talk about a new initiative in Paycom’s Diversity and Inclusion programming, Better Conversations. The importance of diversity in an organization Diversity is a front-of-mind issue for leadership […]
5 Tips for HR Sanity During Open Enrollment
Open enrollment — the most wonderful time of the year, right? If you’re up to your neck in benefits decisions and employee questions, your answer is probably a resounding “No!” Never fear, intrepid open-enrollment warrior! We’ve got five tips to help you not only get the job done during this crucial period, but lead it […]
Steve Boese Dives Deep on Employee Experience, Management and Trust
In episode 87 of HR Break Room®, we sat down once again with Steve Boese, the co-host of the HR Happy Hour podcast and program chair of this year’s HR Technology Conference. We were excited to discuss some of the front-burner issues HR professionals are facing. At the top of the list was the idea […]
E-Verify Revises Employer Obligation
E-Verify requires enrolled employers to take action on tentative nonconfirmations for employees within 10 federal government working days.
The Role of Organizational Leadership in a New World of Work
For more than four decades, The Ken Blanchard Companies, the management training and consulting firm, has helped inspire leaders at Fortune 500 companies to take their organizations to the next level. We were thrilled to be joined by Ken Blanchard, co-founder and chief spiritual officer of The Ken Blanchard Companies, and Scott Blanchard, the firm’s […]
Seasonal Hiring in the Modern Age
Every holiday season provides companies with unique challenges and opportunities. This year, retailers are recognizing the shift in our shopping habits by bringing on the seasonal staff needed to fulfill online orders. Three of America’s largest retailers announced they will collectively hire an estimated 240,000 seasonal workers, with 20,000 of those dedicated to staffing seasonal […]
Social Security Increases Taxable Wage Cap for 2021
Changes to Social Security tax calculations are coming soon. Starting Jan. 1, the maximum earnings subject to the Social Security payroll tax will be $142,800. This represents an increase of $5,100 from the current taxable maximum of $137,700. The increase, which was announced this month, accompanies a 1.3% cost-of-living adjustment for Social Security recipients. For […]
Barbara Corcoran on Crafting a Change-Friendly HR Strategy
Just because an organization has yet to fully embrace the potential of digital technologies doesn’t mean it’s too late. It just means the time to move forward is now. In her most recent appearance on Paycom’s HR Break Room® podcast, real estate mogul and Shark Tank co-host Barbara Corcoran focused heavily on the topic of […]
How to Make Background Screenings Part of a Winning HR Strategy
Time is a finite resource, especially during the hiring process. Even though you might prefer your top candidate to get on the schedule as soon as possible, it’s important to be diligent as you vet their qualifications. But when it comes to more time-intensive steps like pre-employment screenings, if you don’t move fast enough, the […]
Why HR Tech and Employee Learning Are a Perfect Combination
For too many organizations, a gap exists between leaders’ desire to develop their workforces and the time and ability needed to implement a practical development strategy. In fact, 60% of respondents in a recent TalentCulture survey said they want to focus more on learning and development — and would, if only they had the time. […]