Episode 73 Nov. 05, 2019


The Future of HR: What Challenges Face the Industry?

HR Bartender's Sharlyn Lauby rejoins HR Break Room to discuss the future of HR and HR’s role after the right technology is implemented.

[24:38]

Episode 72 Oct. 22, 2019


User Adoption: The Key to Getting Employees on Board With HR Tech

Robin Schooling joins HR Break Room at the 2019 HR Technology Conference to discuss the biggest challenges to creating a successful user adoption strategy.

[32:53]

Episode 71 Oct. 11, 2019


Tech Connections: Applying Key Takeaways From Human Resources Conferences

Dave Ryan and Brad Galin rejoined HR Break Room at the SHRM 2019 Conference and Exposition to discuss strategies for immediately applying key takeaways from Human Resources Conferences.

[21:50]

Episode 70 Sep. 24, 2019


Swimming With a Shark: Barbara Corcoran Talks Strategies for Workplace Transformation

Shark Tank's Barbara Corcoran joins HR Break Room to discuss tips and recommendations for leading effective organizational change and creating an engaging employee experience.

[33:54]

Episode 69 Sep. 17, 2019


The Future Is Now: Leading a Digital Transformation for HR

Steve Boese, HR Technology Conference co-chair and HR Happy Hour co-host, joins HR Break Room to discuss the biggest challenges facing organizations in the ongoing digital transformation of work.

[44:15]

Episode 68 Sep. 10, 2019


Happy Employees: Creating and Sustaining a Thriving Company Culture

Jenn Lim, the CEO and co-founder of Delivering Happiness, joins HR Break Room at the Society for Human Resource Management 2019 Conference & Exposition to discuss the difference between employee happiness and employee engagement.

[24:42]

Episode 67 Aug. 28, 2019


Philosophies of Modern Leadership: How to Manage Change Management

Cy Wakeman, a leadership consultant, New York Times best-selling author and host of the No Ego podcast, visited HR Break Room at SHRM 2019 to talk with hosts Caleb Masters and Dickens Aubourg about modern leadership approaches to business readiness and enabling change management.

[22:35]

Episode 66 Aug. 13, 2019


Preparing for the Future of HR Tech

Tim Sackett and Kris Dunn visited HR Break Room at SHRM19 to talk about how the future of HR tech is reshaping the way work is performed.

[28:34]

Episode 65 Jul. 30, 2019


Digital Disruption in HR: The Benefits of Creating a Culture of Innovation

Unbridled Talent and DisruptHR CEO Jennifer McClure stopped by HR Break Room at SHRM19 to speak with hosts Caleb Masters and Tiffany Gamblin about how to become a go-getter by disrupting HR with technology.

[25:53]

Episode 64 Jul. 16, 2019


New FLSA Rule: Preparing Your Business for Overtime Changes Ahead

Brown & Connery LLP partner Louis R. Lessig joins HR Break Room hosts Caleb Masters and AJ Griffin at the SHRM 2019 Conference and Exposition to review the latest developments in the proposed FLSA rule.

[19:55]

Episode 63 Jul. 02, 2019


SHRM 2019 Recap

Callie Zipple, SHRM field services director and host of SHRM’s Honest HR podcast, joins HR Break Room at the SHRM 2019 Annual Conference & Exposition to kick off our special series with a conversation discussing the biggest takeaways and experiences from the event.

[17:25]

Episode 62 Jun. 11, 2019


Staying Power: How to Bond With Your Top Performers

TalentCulture's Meghan M. Biro returns to the HR Break Room to discuss the importance of building a strong relationship between HR and top performers.

[30:16]

Episode 61 May. 28, 2019


Working Wonders: HR’s Case for Going Digital

Michael Gale, author of The Digital Helix: Transforming Your Organization’s DNA to Thrive in the Digital Age and host of Forbes Insights' Future in Focus podcast, joins HR Break Room to discuss the role HR plays in digitally transforming the workplace.

[37:27]

Episode 60 May. 14, 2019


From Go-Between to Go-Getter: Going Beyond the Middle to the Forefront of HR

HR Bartender's Sharlyn Lauby returns to HR Break Room to discuss how HR can go from go-between to go-getter using technology.

[26:16]

Episode 59 Apr. 30, 2019


No Hard Feelings: What HR Can Do to Foster Emotional Positivity at Work

Liz Fosslien, co-author of No Hard Feelings, joins HR Break Room to discuss how employees’ emotions influence an organization's culture and impact the bottom line.

[29:38]

Episode 58 Apr. 16, 2019


Hire Level: Tech’s Role in Today’s Recruiting and Onboarding

Peter Cappelli, the George W. Taylor professor of management and director of the Center for Human Resources at The Wharton School, joins HR Break Room to discuss 2019 hiring and onboarding trends.

[35:24]

Episode 57 Apr. 02, 2019


Talent Pool: How Diverse Skill Sets Bring Depth to Your Organization

Kris Dunn, Kinetix CHRO and founder of the Fistful of Talent blog, returns to HR Break Room to discuss what organizations can learn about the importance of recruiting from diverse pools of talent from one of sports’ greatest spectacles.

[34:47]

Episode 56 Mar. 26, 2019


A Perfect Fit: How a Winning Culture Creates a Winning Team

University of Oklahoma assistant athletics director of recruiting strategy and administrative engagement Annie Hanson joins HR Break Room to reveal lessons HR can learn from college athletic recruiting.

[34:58]

Episode 55 Mar. 05, 2019


Hiring in the Digital Age: How Performance-Based Hiring Helps Recruiting

Business consultant Lou Adler joins the HR Break Room to discuss how performance-based hiring can help organizations recruit the ideal candidates.

[28:53]

Episode 54 Feb. 19, 2019


HR as Intended: The Value of Employee Self-Service Technology

Dave Zielinski stops by HR Break Room to talk about employee self-service technology and how it helps improve the employee experience.

[19:25]

Episode 53 Feb. 05, 2019


Talent Management: How HR Technology Transforms the Employee Experience

Workplace culture authority and employee engagement expert Jason Lauritsen joins HR Break Room to discuss how digital transformation and HR tech are changing talent management.

[27:56]

Episode 52 Jan. 22, 2019


On the Money: Making the Case for Financial Wellness Programs at Your Business

Ilyce Glink stops by HR Break Room to discuss how financial wellness programs can be used to help engage employees and drive productivity.

[30:19]

Episode 51 Jan. 08, 2019


The Revolution Is Underway: Catch up to the HR Digital Transformation

Information Age content editor Nick Ismail joins HR Break Room to discuss how the digital transformation has changed the world at large and how it will impact HR in 2019.

[24:46]

Episode 50 Dec. 18, 2018


’Tis the Season: Unwrapping the Keys to Employee Morale

Giftology author John Ruhlin stops by HR Break Room to celebrate the podcast's 50th episode and talk about how giving the right gift to your workforce can boost employee morale and engagement.

[41:46]

Episode 49 Dec. 11, 2018


Out With the Old: New Study Proves the Case for Utilizing HR Tech

Researchers from Ernst & Young join HR Break Room to discuss their new study that details the costs of performing HR tasks manually without self-service technology and how it impacts your organization.

[43:11]

Episode 48 Nov. 27, 2018


Spirits Lifted: How EAPs Help Elevate Your Workforce

Crisis management professional Larry Barton returns to the HR Break Room to talk about the value of employee assistance programs (EAPs) and how they benefit both employees and your organization's bottom line.

[33:20]

Episode 47 Nov. 13, 2018


Back to Human: Using Technology to Connect Co-Workers

Dan Schawbel stops by the HR Break Room to discuss 2018-2019 workplace trends and the importance of keeping the human element in Human Resources amidst today's era of artificial intelligence and technology described in his new book Back to Human: How Great Leaders Create Connection in the Age of Iso

[29:20]

Episode 46 Oct. 31, 2018


Food for Thought: What HR Can Do About Sexual Harassment in Restaurants

Stefanie K. Johnson from the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business joins HR Break Room to discuss sexual harassment in the restaurant industry.

[28:57]

Episode 45 - Part 1 Oct. 05, 2018


Set the Standard: Understanding Joint-Employer Changes

Phillip B. Wilson of the Labor Relations Institute joins HR Break Room to discuss the new proposed joint-employer rule from the National Labor Relations Board and what it could mean for your organization.

[23:22]

Episode 45 - Part 2 Oct. 11, 2018


Set the Standard: Understanding Joint-Employer Changes

Phillip B. Wilson of the Labor Relations Institute rejoins HR Break Room to talk about how the proposed new joint-employer rule from the National Labor Relations Board could impact employers and what HR can do to prepare.

[25:18]

Episode 44 Sep. 19, 2018


Taking Ownership: Embracing the Role of HR

The author of HR on Purpose, Steve Browne, stops by the HR Break Room on the SHRM18 exposition floor to discuss the importance of embracing the role of HR within your organization.

[18:31]

Episode 43 Sep. 04, 2018


Instilling Loyalty: How HR Influences the Employee Life Cycle

HR Happy Hour's Trish McFarlane joins HR Break Room at SHRM18 to discuss how HR can influence the entire employee life cycle using technology.

[17:48]

Episode 42 Aug. 21, 2018


Passion and Focus: Inspiring Employee Dedication

Motivational speaker and author of Enjoy the Ride Steve Gilliland joins HR Break Room on the SHRM18 exposition floor to discuss the best ways to attract, engage, and retain today's top performing employees.

[12:19]

Episode 41 Aug. 14, 2018


Beyond 9 to 5: Staying Flexible on Workplace Flexibility

Attorney Jim Reidy rejoins HR Break Room on the SHRM18 exposition floor to discuss the areas of employment law covered under the term "workplace flexibility" HR should consider.

[22:30]

Episode 40 Aug. 07, 2018


Challenge the Status Quo: Empowering Women in the Workforce

Global business strategist Margaret Spence joins HR Break Room to discuss how organizations can change their approach to empowering women in their workforce.

[26:11]

Episode 39 Jul. 24, 2018


Civil Remedy: How Civility Impacts Employee Morale

Christine Porath joins HR Break Room on the SHRM18 exposition floor to discuss the impact civility and incivility have on workplace culture.

[16:59]

Episode 38 Jul. 17, 2018


Millennials at Work: How HR Can Connect

HR Break Room is joined by Jumpstart:HR CEO Joey Price to discuss how to better connect with and retain millennial employees.

[09:35]

Episode 37 Jul. 10, 2018


Employee Activation: More Than Employee Engagement

Founder and CEO of TalentCulture, Meghan M. Biro, joins HR Break Room to discuss how to improve employee activation and engagement across the employee life cycle by using a robust self-service technology.

[11:15]

Episode 36 May. 23, 2018


Level Up: John C. Maxwell on the 5 Levels of Leadership

In this HR Break Room episode, guest John C. Maxwell stops by to share guidance on how developing yourself – and those you lead – through his 5 Levels of Leadership can empower your organization.

[37:35]

Episode 35 May. 08, 2018


Experts Answer: Your Sexual Harassment Policy Questions

In this episode of HR Break Room, hosts Caleb Masters and Braeden Fair are joined by three Paycom executives to answer listener questions on sexual harassment policy.

[26:37]

Episode 34 Apr. 24, 2018


Safety First: Proactive Crisis Management

Larry Barton, Ph.D., the highest rated instructor at the FBI Academy and U.S. Marshall Service, joins HR Break Room to talk about how organizations can ensure they are prepared in case of a workplace threat.

[39:00]

Episode 33 Apr. 10, 2018


Slam Dunk: Defining Game-Winning Core Values

March is over, but the madness HR has to deal with never ends — and that's where an organization's core values can be a real game-changer. In this episode of the HR Break Room podcast, Kinetix CHRO Kris Dunn stops by to discuss the valuable lessons HR can learn from the annual hoops competition.

[29:48]

Episode 32 Apr. 03, 2018


Culture Dish: A Conversation on Measuring Employee Culture

Paycom's executive director of sales training Jessica Melo and HR Break Room stopped by Workology's HRetreat during SXSW to talk with other industry experts from Whole Foods, RetailMeNot, BusinessSolver and Weeva about the current state of employee culture.

[34:31]

Episode 31 Mar. 08, 2018


#LadyBoss: Identify and Develop Female Leadership

Harvard Business Review associate editor Nicole Torres joins HR Break Room for a special International Women’s Day conversation about the importance of women in leadership.

[26:00]

Episode 30 Feb. 27, 2018


California Dreaming: Why This State’s Laws Matter Nationwide

Coby Turner from the California Peculiarities Employment Law Blog stops by HR Break Room to discuss the California law emerging from the Golden State.

[24:42]

Episode 29 Feb. 13, 2018


When Cupid Strikes: Managing Workplace Love

HR Break Room is joined by the Harvard Business Review executive editor, Sarah Green Carmichael, to discuss the importance of creating a clear and simple dating policy that empowers employees.

[31:06]

Episode 28 Jan. 23, 2018


Action and Interaction 2018: Swaying Consumer Behavior and Fostering Collaboration

Elon University communications professor John Doorley joins HR Break Room to discuss 2018's workplace trends including how employees sway consumer behavior.

[29:10]

Episode 27 Jan. 09, 2018


Wishing You Well: Wellness and Ergonomics in the Workplace

HR Break Room is joined by the bestselling author Leigh Stringer to discuss the wellness and ergonomics trends on the rise in 2018.

[29:44]

Episode 26 Dec. 12, 2017


Awaken Your Recruiting Force With a Strong Employer Brand

In this episode of HR Break Room, Rachel Duran, manager of talent acquisition marketing at CA Technologies, joins us to look at what one of the year’s most anticipated movies can tell us about the employer brand.

[28:31]

Episode 25 Nov. 28, 2017


‘Tis the Season: Retaining Top Performing Seasonal Employees

Melody Muniz and Clint Stone from Science Museum Oklahoma join HR Break Room to discuss how to retain top performing seasonal employees.

[22:50]

Episode 24 Nov. 14, 2017


Pursuing Your Leadership Potential: How the Best Can Be Better

Motivational speaker and leadership expert Mark Sanborn joins HR Break Room to discuss how to make the best organizations even better in his new book, The Potential Principle.

[23:41]

Episode 23 Oct. 31, 2017


HR Nightmares: Ghostly Office Tales

From somewhere within overstuffed filing cabinets of an unnamed office come two HR Nightmares. Join this special Halloween episode of HR Break Room to learn how HR technology can help protect your company.

[14:56]

Episode 22 Oct. 24, 2017


Sexual Harassment: Making the Workplace a Safe Space

Jessica Miller-Merrell and attorney Tony Puckett join Caleb and Chelsea to discuss how legal and HR can work together to review and revise sexual harassment policies and create a safe atmosphere for employees.

[37:00]

Episode 21 Oct. 10, 2017


Dollars and Sense: Financial Literacy for the Millennial Workforce

Harvard professor of finance Mihir Desai joins HR Break Room to discuss the value of financial literacy in today's largely millennial workforce.

[27:34]

Episode 20 Sep. 27, 2017


Reason Yields Reward: A Simple Solution to Attract and Retain Talent

 In our last episode, special guest Jacob Morgan described “The Employee Experience Equation” and one of its key pieces: an organization’s “reason for being,” which Jacob said directly affects an organization’s ability to attract and retain talent.

[14:28]

Episode 19 Sep. 12, 2017


Happy Employees = Happy Customers: The Equation for a Winning Workforce

According to the Deloitte 2017 Global Human Capital Trends report, while nearly 80% of executives rated the employee experience as very important, only 22% said their companies excelled at building one. But what exactly is the employee experience, and how does it impact your bottom line?

[44:37]

Episode 18 Aug. 29, 2017


It’s an Office, Not a Theater: Managing Workplace Drama

In this HR Break Room discussion, special guest Cy Wakeman, author of The New York Times’ best-seller The Reality-Based Rules of the Workplace talks about managing workplace drama.

[32:25]

Episode 17 Aug. 15, 2017


Political Conversations at Work: Should HR Pass It or Veto It?

In this episode of HR Break Room, SPHR, SHRM-SCP and Vice President of HR for Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge, Robin Schooling, joins Caleb and Chelsea to discuss managing political conversations in the office.

[28:14]

Episode 16 Aug. 01, 2017


Under New Management: The Rise of Millennial Managers and Generation Z

Adam Poswolsky, author of The Quarter-Life Breakthrough, rejoins HR Break Room for part two of our discussion on the role of millennials in the workforce.

[22:29]

Episode 15 Jul. 18, 2017


A Hire Purpose: Build a Thriving Culture for Millennials

Adam Poswolsky, author of The Quarter-Life Breakthrough, joins HR Break Room for a special two-part conversation to discuss the needs and demands of millennials in today’s workplace.

[25:00]

Episode 14 Jul. 07, 2017


5 Leadership Lessons HR Can Learn From American History

In honor of Independence Day, HR Break Room dives deep into American history to examine the important leadership lessons from one of its most pivotal and iconic moments: George Washington’s crossing of the Delaware River.

[27:48]

Episode 13 Jun. 06, 2017


A New Leaf in Drug Screening Policies: Time for a Change?

In this episode of HR Break Room, Caleb and Chelsea talk with attorney Jim Reidy about the challenges organizations face in updating their drug policies amid ambiguity in 2017.

[32:31]

Episode 12 May. 23, 2017


Fight or Flight: What HR Can Learn from the United Airlines PR Disaster

In this episode of HR Break Room, a panel of experts from the fields of HR, PR and legal join Caleb to examine the incident and reveal the important HR lessons buried beneath the ensuing media disaster.

[26:10]

Episode 11 May. 10, 2017


We Want Answers: Identifying Today’s Top Talent

Caleb and Chelsea sit down with Paycom’s Director of National Recruiting, Tiffany McGowen, to discuss the importance of interviews along with some of today’s best practices.

[27:21]

Episode 10 Apr. 25, 2017


What’s My Motivation? Understanding Intrinsic and Extrinsic Values at Work

HR Break Room concludes its “What Employees Want” series by talking about the differences between intrinsic and extrinsic motivators with Paycom’s chief learning officer, Stacey Pezold.

[20:25]

Episode 09 Apr. 14, 2017


Sharlyn Lauby Reveals How to Unlock a Culture of Communication

Learn more about the importance of feedback with special guest Sharlyn Lauby from HR Bartender.

[26:27]

Episode 08 Mar. 28, 2017


Engaged to Be Engaged: Your Workforce and Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

Caleb and Chelsea continue the “What Employees Want” series by discussing the essential needs of every employee through Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. Listen to learn about how security, recognition and self-actualization impact your workforce.

[18:26]

Episode 07 Mar. 14, 2017


Driving Engagement with Communication and Corporate Philanthropy

In this episode of HR Break Room, Caleb and Chelsea are joined by Jessica Miller-Merrell from Workology.com to talk about engaging employees through surveys and the impact that corporate philanthropy has on employee engagement and retention.

[23:48]

Episode 06 Feb. 28, 2017


Leading the Millennial Generation with Technology in 2017

We conclude HR Break Room’s “Life at Work” series by taking a look at the role of HR technology in managing and engaging the millennial workforce.

[28:50]

Episode 05 Feb. 14, 2017


Reshaping Organizational Learning

After discussing the advantages an LMS can bring organizations in our last episode, your hosts decided to find a company that recently implemented a new learning program so that we could hear the perspective of someone who's been there.

[29:04]

Episode 04 Jan. 31, 2017


Equipping Employees For Success with On-Demand Training

In today’s episode of HR Break Room, Caleb and Chelsea sit down with Paycom’s executive director of sales training, Jessica Melo, to learn about the importance of continuous training after an employee’s first day.

[30:46]

Episode 03 Jan. 16, 2017


New Career Beginnings

In this episode, we begin our first podcast miniseries, Life at Work, by talking about the impact a successful onboarding strategy and company introduction can have on a new employee.

[21:12]

Episode 02 Jan. 16, 2017


Overcoming the Challenges of Deploying HR Tech in 2017

Caleb and Chelsea talk with Paycom’s leaders of HR and product management, Chad Raymond and Williams Espino, to learn more about the new technology available in 2017

[22:39]

Episode 01 Jan. 16, 2017


Transforming the Future of HR

In the first episode of the HR Break Room, Caleb and Chelsea sit down with Paycom’s chief operating officer, Stacey Pezold, to talk more about the latest trends and challenges in human resources.

[27:02]

Episode | Coffee Day Special Oct. 12, 2017


Perk Up: Coffee in the Office Makes a Latte Difference

HR Break Room celebrates the recent National Coffee Day by talking about the importance of coffee in the office with Dunkin' Donuts franchisee, Misha Goli.

[09:51]

Episode | SHRM 2019 Jun. 18, 2019


SHRM 2019 Preview

Paycom is headed to Las Vegas for the SHRM 2019 conference and exposition, with HR Break Room tagging along to record episodes with some of the conference’s biggest speakers. In this special preview episode, host Caleb Masters is joined by Paycom’s SHRM 2019 guest co-hosts to discuss their most anti

[17:06]

Episode | Special Interview Feb. 20, 2018


Grit and Determination: Leadership Lessons from Minkah Fitzpatrick

The 2018 Paycom Jim Thorpe award winner, Minkah Fitzpatrick, stops by HR Break Room to discuss leadership lessons from his experience as the Alabama Crimson Tide's defensive back.

[14:16]

Episode - Take 5 Sep. 19, 2019


An HR Break Room Take 5: Paycom’s Direct Data Exchange

In the first edition of our new segment, An HR Break Room Take 5, we talk with HR professionals and Ernst & Young analyst Ari Teichman about Paycom’s revolutionary new tool, Direct Data Exchange.

[05:25]

Episode | Holiday Special Dec. 07, 2017


Holidays, Not Holidaze: The Dos and Don’ts of Work Parties

Caleb talks with the director of SHRM’s Illinois State Council, Dave Ryan, about the dos and don’ts organizations can implement to ensure all attendees have a wonderful and safe time.

[16:07]

Episode SHRM 2018 Part 1 Jun. 26, 2018


SHRM18 Day One Recap

HR Break Room kicks off a special series of episodes recorded at SHRM18 with a recap of the first day's activities with Jeff Palkowski, Mike Shaw, and Jazmine Wilkes at the expo.

[18:29]

Episode | SHRM 2018 Part 2 Jun. 29, 2018


SHRM18: Managing an HR Department of One

In this second episode of our special series recorded at SHRM18, HR Break Room host Caleb Masters and Paycom HR manager Chanse Moucka converse with guests Dave Ryan and Brad Galin about the challenges facing single employee HR departments.

[18:36]

Episode | SHRM 2017 Part 1 Jun. 27, 2017


Workforce Analytics, a Purpose-Driven Workforce and Generation Z Trends

HR Break Room sits down for a recap of the 2017 SHRM conference day one sessions with Paycom’s Vice President of HR, along with one of Paycom’s HR Managers to talk about their big takeaways.

[12:06]

Episode | SHRM 2017 Part 2 Jun. 28, 2017


Finding the Best Session and Networking at SHRM 2017

In this special SHRM 2017 conference HR Break Room conversation, Caleb talks with keynote speaker and author of Folding Time, Neen James, and the Oklahoma HR State Council Director-Elect, Mike Shaw.

[09:36]

Episode | SHRM 2017 Part 3 Jun. 30, 2017


SHRM 2017 Volunteering

In this special SHRM 2017 conference HR Break Room conversation, Caleb joins Dave Ryan and Brad Galin to learn about the story behind how they got involved in SHRM’s state and national positions through local volunteering.

[09:56]

Episode | SHRM 2017 Part 4 Jul. 03, 2017


Emerging Hiring Trends, Handling Immigration under a New Administration and Communicating with Millennials

HR Break Room concludes our 2017 SHRM conference special with a recap from Paycom’s Vice President of HR and one of Paycom’s HR Managers from the final day's sessions.

[09:03]

Episode | SHRM 2018 Jun. 07, 2018


SHRM 2018 Preview

Paycom is headed to Chicago for SHRM18, with HR Break Room making the trek as well, to record episodes live from Booth 250 on the expo floor! Listen to hear what we are most looking forward to at this year’s conference.

[14:45]