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Diversity vs. Inclusion: The Difference Between Them … and Why Businesses Need Both
While “Diversity” and “Inclusion” often are used interchangeably, the difference between the two concepts is vitally important. According to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), studies show that teams or organizations with diverse qualities, experiences and work styles bring more ideas, perspectives and approaches to the table. On top of efforts to diversify their […]
Eight Key Areas for Visionary Goal-Setting
How are your New Year’s resolutions going? If you’re like most people, you’ve created some great goals for 2018, but you may need a little extra motivation to keep them up. Entrepreneur, life coach and The School of Greatness podcast host Lewis Howes is dedicated to helping others live their best lives, and he has […]
5 Podcasts That Every HR Professional Should Download
Podcasts provide the opportunity to sit like a fly on the wall and listen to some of the most brilliant minds in the world converse about today’s biggest trends and challenges. According to a study by Triton Digital, nearly one quarter of Americans listen to a podcast at least once a month. Education is a […]
Are You as Good Today as You’ll Ever Be?
Will today be as good as your life ever gets? Let’s pretend I’m an all-knowing being – which I most certainly am not – and that I visited you with an announcement: today, you’re as good as you’ll ever be. You’ll never be any better than you are right now. Tomorrow won’t be terrible, but […]
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, […]