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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, […]
3 Tips for Your Next Performance Review
Are you dreading your next annual performance review? Not sure what to expect, or how to prepare? Annual performance reviews should encourage growth, celebrate achievements and set goals for the coming year. Here are a few tips to help you get the most out of your next review. 1. Keep an Open Mind As hard […]
3 Mistakes Managers Make During Performance Reviews (And How to Fix Them)
Are you and your employees prepared for their annual performance reviews? While every organization approaches performance reviews differently, one commonality remains the same: Performance reviews are an important part of the employer’s role. The approach your managers take to this conversation will set the tone for employees’ performance and engagement. Here are three mistakes – […]
Because Attitude Is Everything, Do These 8 Things
A simple smile, an act of kindness and showing gratitude go a long way with people, especially in the workplace. It can be difficult to maintain a positive attitude when dealing with stressful situations and pressing deadlines, but choosing to do so can play a big role in career success and stress reduction. And attitude […]
You Are 2 Steps Away From Being More Productive
Productivity often is touted as the Holy Grail of today’s workforce. Countless books and apps are packed to the brim with tips promising to make you more efficient, while today’s managers scour for — and promote — candidates with past episodes of grand productivity. You would think that with such pushes, a steady increase in […]
4 Reports Every HR Pro Should Bring to the C-Suite
As an HR leader, you are the trend master. You know that businesses generate more data than ever. Because of this, they have developed an acute desire for metrics. You know that even though the goals of businesses continue to be product- and output-centered, the way business happens has shifted. And you’re right. According to […]
4 Ways Strategic HR Moves Your Company Forward
Business leaders are realizing that skill shortages and disruptions in the workforce will change everything. The link between effective talent management and profitability becomes more evident every day. As a result, the C-suite is looking to HR to attract, build, engage and retain the talent their business needs to compete and grow. If you and […]
3 Morning Habits that Create Productive Days
Benjamin Franklin once said, “The early morning has gold in its mouth.” Coming from a Founding Father known for rising early with purpose, the quote speaks to the importance of starting your day the right way. Unfortunately for high-powered business leaders, our days tend to evaporate quickly into puffs of emails, meetings and long to-do […]
4 Ways to Advance Your Career with Emotional Intelligence
Emotional intelligence (EQ) is the capability to recognize your own and other people’s emotions then allow this knowledge to guide thinking and behavior and to emotionally adapt to environments. As you can imagine, this is very important to your career. In fact, according to Psych Central, for most people, EQ is more important than intelligence […]
Honoring Women in Business: Q&A with 3 Paycom Clients
Exactly 30 years ago, Congress designated March as National Women’s History Month as a time to commemorate the contributions and achievements of American women throughout history and today. This year’s theme is “Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business,” so we are taking a moment to talk with three business leaders and Paycom clients who […]
How Workforce Analytics Can Change Your Company
Picture yourself walking into a huge, imposing library. Books of every genre and length line the shelves; those shelves begin at your feet and go up, up, up far beyond your vision. Then, imagine walking over to a random shelf and reaching out to the first book you see. You open the book and read […]
5 Leadership Lessons From Crossing the Delaware
Leadership Lessons From History Several years ago in a meeting, we were asked to share the name of the best leadership book we’d read in the past year. My colleagues suggested books by Maxwell, Gladwell and Collins, yet my mind went directly to the historical account of General George Washington’s crossing of the Delaware River […]