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Why An Employee’s Financial Wellness Is Your Business Too

Why An Employee’s Financial Wellness Is Your Business Too

June 15, 2022

When it comes to deciding on a benefits package for your employees, there’s a lot to think about. One area that often gets overlooked but is one that can help you stand out from other businesses, is your financial wellness benefits. On this episode of PULSE, a Paychex HR Podcast, host Rob Parsons is talking with Christian Mango, President of Financial Fitness for Life, about the importance of providing your employees with the right financial wellness benefits, how to get an understanding of what benefits are right for your employees, and how these benefits can help you attract and retain top talent.

Topics include:

00:17 – An introduction to Financial Fitness for Life
00:56 – What is financial wellbeing?
02:32 – Determining what’s important to employees
04:02 – The evolution of financial wellness
05:18 – Helping employees navigate your benefits offerings
06:35 – Why personalization is key
08:18 – How Financial Fitness for Life can help
09:52 – Why you need to prioritize financial wellness
12:16 – The benefit of holistic financial wellness
14:07 – Where financial wellness benefits rank for employees

Find out more about how your business can benefit from a financial wellness program at www.paychex.com/articles/employee-benefits/how-employee-financial-wellness-program-benefits-small-business.

Learn about employee benefit trends for 2022 at www.paychex.com/articles/employee-benefits/employee-benefits-trends.

DISCLAIMER:
The information presented in this podcast, and that is further provided by the presenter, should not be considered legal or accounting advice, and should not substitute for legal, accounting, or other professional advice in which the facts and circumstances may warrant. We encourage you to consult legal counsel as it pertains to your own unique situation(s) and/or with any specific legal questions you may have.

Boomerang Employees: Why They’re Good For Business

Boomerang Employees: Why They’re Good For Business

May 25, 2022

Over the past couple years, we’ve heard a lot about the Great Resignation. But what happens when a former employee comes back? On this episode of PULSE, a Paychex HR Podcast, host Rob Parsons is talking with Paychex HR Coach, Jarryd Rutter, about boomerang employees. Hear what he had to say about the rise of the boomerang employee, how they can be good for business, why you should set up company policies and procedures surrounding returning employees in your employee handbook, and more.

Topics include:

00:17 – Who is Jarryd Rutter?
01:01 – What is a Boomerang employee?
01:26 – Why should a business hire a boomerang employee?
03:00 – Why to not take it personally when an employee leaves
04:08 – Creating a smooth off-boarding process
05:42 – What about bringing back terminated employees?
07:13 – Setting policies and procedures for hiring boomerang employees
10:42 – What is a stay interview and why is it beneficial?
12:49 – The Great Resignation

 

Read about the importance of having a positive offboarding process at www.paychex.com/articles/human-resources/what-is-offboarding.

Learn more about how to handle a boomerang employee at www.paychex.com/articles/human-resources/boomerang-employees-what-to-do-when-they-come-back.

DISCLAIMER:
The information presented in this podcast, and that is further provided by the presenter, should not be considered legal or accounting advice, and should not substitute for legal, accounting, or other professional advice in which the facts and circumstances may warrant. We encourage you to consult legal counsel as it pertains to your own unique situation(s) and/or with any specific legal questions you may have.

 

Improving Financial Wellness for Your Frontline Workers

Improving Financial Wellness for Your Frontline Workers

May 11, 2022

When it comes to financial wellness for employees, it’s about more than just a salary or a paycheck. Financial wellness programs are about connecting your employees to all the resources they need. In this episode of PULSE, a Paychex HR podcast, host Rob Parsons is talking with Sabina Bahtia, Chief Customer Officer at PayActiv. Hear what she has to say about the gig workforce, wellness benefits such as on-demand pay, and the need to connect to each of your employees to help their financial well-being and ensure they aren’t just living but thriving financially.

Topics include:

01:00 – Holistic financial wellness
01:58 – The frontline workforce
03:52 – The state of financial wellness for essential workers
06:22 – The reality of financial stress
10:42 – Employers – more than a transactional relationship
11:53 – On-demand pay
13:37 – The importance of connecting to your workforce
18:22 – Gone are the days of seasonal employees
21:25 – Taking care of your employees

Learn more about the benefits of having a financial wellness program at https://www.paychex.com/articles/employee-benefits/how-employee-financial-wellness-program-benefits-small-business.

DISCLAIMER:
The information presented in this podcast, and that is further provided by the presenter, should not be considered legal or accounting advice, and should not substitute for legal, accounting, or other professional advice in which the facts and circumstances may warrant. We encourage you to consult legal counsel as it pertains to your own unique situation(s) and/or with any specific legal questions you may have.

HR Survey Results: Employees’ Concerns with Unpredictable Work Schedules

HR Survey Results: Employees’ Concerns with Unpredictable Work Schedules

May 4, 2022

Since the start of the pandemic, unpredictability has been the norm — especially when it comes to work schedules. Some employees are working longer than expected in a day, others find it hard to clearly separate office and personal hours, while still others don’t know which hours or days they’ll be working from one week to the next. Listen in as Jeanne Meister discusses our online survey of 605 full-time and part-time employees working at small to mid-sized businesses (20-500 employees). You’ll hear how unpredictable work schedules are directly impacting employees, and what today’s leaders can do to address the unique challenges being faced by different parts of their workforce.

Topics include:

0:50 – Research reveals impacts of work schedules
2:30 – Unpredictability and hourly workers
3:23 – Younger generations most affected
6:25 – Ways to address the problem at its cause
9:27 – Full-time employees are putting in more hours
11:07 – Flexibility in “when” and “where” I work
12:13 – Recommendations for leaders

Resources:

Read “How Unpredictable Work Schedules Are Affecting Employee Well-being“ to get in-depth specifics and statistics from the survey at www.paychex.com/articles/human-resources/unpredictable-work-schedules.

Submit your suggestions for guests or topics to the show at: http://payx.me/pulsetopics.

DISCLAIMER:
The information presented in this podcast, and that is further provided by the presenter, should not be considered legal or accounting advice, and should not substitute for legal, accounting, or other professional advice in which the facts and circumstances may warrant. We encourage you to consult legal counsel as it pertains to your own unique situation(s) and/or with any specific legal questions you may have.

Build DEI Leadership Through a Culture of Belonging

Build DEI Leadership Through a Culture of Belonging

April 6, 2022

What kind of leadership training can best help you guide your organization’s diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives to measurable growth? According to two of our Paychex HR leaders, Dr. Thelá  Thatch, DEI manager, and Yasmin Hebert, HR Services area manager, authentic, accountable personal commitment to inclusive practices is the key. Hear about the spectrum of diversity across employees, and why HR leaders must be intentional to embrace DEI in their hiring and management practices. And learn why companies that create a sense of belonging for diverse individuals with unique perspectives and skills can achieve significant ROI that benefits a business.   

Topics include:

2:06 - Value of DEI to companies
3:33 - Stacey Gordon's Four A's of DEI: awareness, alignment, action, advocacy
6:11 - Two more A's: accountability and authenticity
7:46 - Leaders must be intentional with inclusion
10:21 - The spectrum of diversity, working towards belonging
12:08 - Authenticity vs. being "performative"
13:34 - Leaders are key
14:17 - DEI initiatives start with listening, presenting the "why" behind a goal

Resources:
Access the Paychex webinar on DEI leadership training taught by Dr. Thelá Thatch and Yasmin Hebert at  www.paychex.com/secure/seminars/leader-training-dei-success.

Not sure where to start when it comes to implementing DEI initiatives? Consider a DEI audit for your organization. Our article shares details at www.paychex.com/articles/human-resources/dei-audit-and-guide.

DISCLAIMER:
The information presented in this podcast, and that is further provided by the presenter, should not be considered legal or accounting advice, and should not substitute for legal, accounting, or other professional advice in which the facts and circumstances may warrant. We encourage you to consult legal counsel as it pertains to your own unique situation(s) and/or with any specific legal questions you may have.

Stop Turnover in Its Tracks with Stay Interviews and Retention Insights

Stop Turnover in Its Tracks with Stay Interviews and Retention Insights

March 23, 2022

In today’s tight labor market, keeping good employees is critical. That’s why a stay interview — a one-on-one conversation to assess your staffer’s comfort level, challenges, and career goals — can be a valuable tool. In this episode, Brenton Dalgliesh, a longtime HR consultant with Paychex HR Services, offers recommendations to help you set the stage for successful stay interviews. Hear how managers can maintain simple, sincere connections and communication with employees. And learn how HR technology like our Paychex Flex Retention Insights feature can help you assess which workers may be ready for this conversation, so that you can take a proactive approach to preventing turnover.

Topics include: 

0:17 - Brenton's HR background, value of stay interviews
1:37 - Employee retention is often a communication issue
2:59 - Anonymous surveys present challenges
3:59 - The value of a 1-on-1 personal conversation
5:31 - The need for connective check-ins BEFORE the 1-on-1
6:41 - How HCM technology can help improve employee retention
8:23 - Conveying value and respect to employees
9:53 - Employees expect and need a level of care
11:28 - Need for follow-through and accountability
11:52 - Retention Insights tool included in Paychex Flex for all clients

Resources:

How can HR managers work with employees to improve retention? Find best practices and guidance in our article at www.paychex.com/articles/hcm/employee-retention-hr-managers-work-together.

Need more details on how to hold a stay interview? Read our article at www.paychex.com/articles/human-resources/stay-interview-employee-retention.

DISCLAIMER:
The information presented in this podcast, and that is further provided by the presenter, should not be considered legal or accounting advice, and should not substitute for legal, accounting, or other professional advice in which the facts and circumstances may warrant. We encourage you to consult legal counsel as it pertains to your own unique situation(s) and/or with any specific legal questions you may have.

HR Survey Results: Workers’ Top COVID Variant Concerns

HR Survey Results: Workers’ Top COVID Variant Concerns

March 9, 2022

As we mark two years this month since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the U.S., workplace disruptions and uncertainties around emerging COVID variants continue to affect the employee experience. While the Delta and Omicron variants may have declined, what could be next? Hear research expert Jeanne Meister of Executive Networks discuss findings in the latest survey of 601 workers at small- to mid-size businesses. What are workers’ top concerns about the impact of future variants on their families, companies, and job status? How do perspectives from single, working parents of school-age children differ from those of Gen Z? And what insights should most inform an employer’s response?

Topics Include:

1:11 - Work disruptions, uncertainties continuing
1:55 - Top concern: bringing COVID home to family
3:57 – High vulnerability of single, working parents of schoolchildren
5:56 - Gen Z combats job loss fears with side gigs, seeking new work
9:14 - Companies need sentiment surveys by generations ...
10:11 - ... and transparent career journey discussions

Resources:

Review in-depth specifics and statistics from the survey findings at: www.paychex.com/articles/human-resources/employeevariants.

Submit your suggestions for guests or topics to the show at: http://payx.me/pulsetopics.

DISCLAIMER:
The information presented in this podcast, and that is further provided by the presenter, should not be considered legal or accounting advice, and should not substitute for legal, accounting, or other professional advice in which the facts and circumstances may warrant. We encourage you to consult legal counsel as it pertains to your own unique situation(s) and/or with any specific legal questions you may have.

The Growth Factor: Investing in Your Workers for Long-Term Success

The Growth Factor: Investing in Your Workers for Long-Term Success

February 23, 2022

How can companies today improve the employee experience? By building a stronger company culture, advise Paychex HR Services HR coaches Rachel Sweeney and Chelsey Evans. Hear how the “human” side of your organization — its company values, care for employee well-being, professional development, and management support — can translate to long-term employee retention. Further, learn how top-down investments that support employee growth, across an individual’s tenure with an organization, can foster a positive work environment where each person feels heard and valued.  

Topics include:

1:08 - Company culture factors into retention
3:09 - How's the human side of your company?
6:43 - Training, development valuable across tenure
9:38 - Top-down support of employee growth needed
11:19 - Investments in employee experience pays off long-term.
13:17 - Does company culture include time for training?
15:03 - Need for employer flexibility

Resources:

How does your workplace culture impact your business and its employees? Read our article at  www.paychex.com/articles/human-resources/why-culture-management-matters.

Research shows that employee well-being is even more critical to retention amid the Great Resignation and ongoing labor shortage. Review the summary of findings at  www.paychex.com/articles/human-resources/employee-wellbeing-great-resignation.

DISCLAIMER:
The information presented in this podcast, and that is further provided by the presenter, should not be considered legal or accounting advice, and should not substitute for legal, accounting, or other professional advice in which the facts and circumstances may warrant. We encourage you to consult legal counsel as it pertains to your own unique situation(s) and/or with any specific legal questions you may have.

Engaging Employees with Bite-Size Motivation

Engaging Employees with Bite-Size Motivation

February 2, 2022

How can companies engage and inform their entire workforce on concepts like character, adaptability, communication, action, vision and more — when staffers may be working across remote, hybrid, or in-person settings? Longtime speaker Steve Gilliland created “Motivation Bites,” a 52-week series of 5-minute videos to help businesses communicate new perspectives on employee performance essentials today to everyone from service workers to managers to executives across an organization. Hear how these new micro-resources can add value to your corporate culture. Plus, learn how new perspectives inspired Steve and his wife to launch the Weaving Dreams initiative within their Gilliland Foundation. 

Topics include:

0:59 - Shift to "It is what you make of it."
1:58 - Origins of 5-minute "Motivation Bites"
4:56 - Uncovering workplace performance essentials
7:33 - Whole companies getting the same message
9:29 - How culture impacts workplace performance messaging
11:08 – Example: communication in a virtual workplace
13:43 – Weaving Dreams for the impoverished and those with cancer  

Need ideas for boosting employee motivation in today’s uncertain times? Find them in our article Boosting Employee Motivation in a Shifting Work Environment at www.paychex.com/articles/human-resources/boosting-employee-motivation.

Review tips for fostering a healthy remote work culture for your employees at www.paychex.com/articles/human-resources/how-to-build-culture-in-a-remote-team

Learn more about Steve’s “Motivation Bites” Virtual Series at https://stevegilliland.com/motivation-bites/.

Find more information about the “Weaving Dreams” initiative at the Gilliland Foundation at https://gillilandfoundation.org/weaving-dreams.

DISCLAIMER:
The information presented in this podcast, and that is further provided by the presenter, should not be considered legal or accounting advice, and should not substitute for legal, accounting, or other professional advice in which the facts and circumstances may warrant. We encourage you to consult legal counsel as it pertains to your own unique situation(s) and/or with any specific legal questions you may have.

HR Survey Results: Workers’ Well-Being Now Takes Priority

HR Survey Results: Workers’ Well-Being Now Takes Priority

January 5, 2022

As the Great Resignation continues, new findings from a recent Paychex survey identify expectations around employee well-being as a top factor for workers, and further ranking among those most desired in a future job search. Yet there are varying approaches to well-being in the workplace for different generations of employees — whether financial vs. emotional or mental. Hear research expert Jeanne Meister of Executive Networks share further insights on well-being to help businesses improve employee retention and recruiting efforts at this critical time.

Topics include:

0:54 - Framework for survey findings on workplace well-being

2:50 - Financial wellness, overall well-being are top concerns

3:34 - Generations focus on different aspects of well-being

5:51 - Well-being benefits now key part of new job searches

6:57 - Does company culture reflect concern for well-being?

8:24 - Defining and communicating the employee experience

9:24 - Companies can now be reviewed, too

Resources:

See top findings and insights from the survey on employee well-being in our recent article, "Meeting Employee Well-being Expectations Will Be Crucial to Attract and Retain Talent Amidst the Great Resignation" at https://www.paychex.com/articles/human-resources/employee-wellbeing-great-resignation.

Review our prior survey findings on factors impacting employee loyalty amid the Great Resignation at https://www.paychex.com/articles/human-resources/employee-loyalty-amidst-great-resignation.

How can a financial wellness program benefit your employees — and your business? Read our article "How an Employee Financial Wellness Program Can Benefit Your Small Business" at https://www.paychex.com/articles/employee-benefits/how-employee-financial-wellness-program-benefits-small-business.

DISCLAIMER:
The information presented in this podcast, and that is further provided by the presenter, should not be considered legal or accounting advice, and should not substitute for legal, accounting, or other professional advice in which the facts and circumstances may warrant. We encourage you to consult legal counsel as it pertains to your own unique situation(s) and/or with any specific legal questions you may have.

 

Lessons in Workplace Flexibility From the Great Resignation

Lessons in Workplace Flexibility From the Great Resignation

December 22, 2021

Whether it’s called the Great Resignation or the Great Reevaluation, a significant shift in the workforce means that employers can no longer assume a ready supply of workers to fill traditional roles. Hear from two Paychex HR coaches, Jodi Hansen and Lindsay Mastrogiovanni, on why successful recruiting and employee retention in this new normal means employers will need to prioritize flexibility, ask job candidates and workers what they need, and actively listen to create a company culture aligned to changing times.

Topics include:

1:46 - Trends around the Great Resignation
3:43 - Which industries and roles have been hit hardest?
6:32 - What are employers getting right — and wrong?
8:51 - Wake-up call: employees now hold power
10:38 - Successful employers now value flexibility, listening
12:00 - What does the new work culture look like?
15:15 - Engaging employees through shared vision and values
16:55 - Benefits of an HR coach

Could developing programs to help your employees succeed in their career path foster greater loyalty to your firm? Read more at: www.paychex.com/articles/human-resources/what-is-career-pathing.

As the Great Resignation continues, what factors can strengthen loyalty to your business? Read more at: www.paychex.com/articles/human-resources/employee-loyalty-amidst-great-resignation.

Have an idea or guest who could be great for the show? Submit your suggestions to us at: http://payx.me/pulsetopics.

DISCLAIMER:
The information presented in this podcast, and that is further provided by the presenter, should not be considered legal or accounting advice, and should not substitute for legal, accounting, or other professional advice in which the facts and circumstances may warrant. We encourage you to consult legal counsel as it pertains to your own unique situation(s) and/or with any specific legal questions you may have.

Appreciating Assets: Proving Workforce Value in Your Company

Appreciating Assets: Proving Workforce Value in Your Company

December 8, 2021

How can HR leaders persuade financial decision-makers to view the company’s workforce as appreciating capital assets, not cost liabilities? According to Jeff Higgins, a former CFO and HR executive who now leads the Human Capital Management Institute, the key that brings HR and Finance together is data. Hear how HR leaders can present workforce data on hiring, retention, productivity and more to showcase the value of human capital using the language of finance. And learn how presenting the business case value for HR goals can convince Finance to become HR’s biggest ally.

1:09 - Why is human capital often measured as a liability?
3:54 - How can HR data improve human valuation?
5:29 - Why HR needs to "dollarize" employee metrics
7:27 - Ask the right questions in finance language
10:50 - Align issues to what drives the business
11:56 - What does HR need to track this data?
13:13 - Once data is in, what do you do with it?
16:40 - Case study: how one company saw results

Resources:

Download a full-length eBook from Paychex on using HR data to drive business success at: www.paychex.com/secure/whitepapers/using-hr-data-to-drive-business-success.

Interested in bridging the HR-Finance gap at your company? Replay the webinar Jeff taught on this topic when you visit: https://pages.paychex.com/hr-finance-gap-webinar.html.

For Jeff’s instructional materials and resources on quantifying HR with data analytics, visit: www.hcmi.co/.

Why is HR data so valuable to your business? Learn more at: www.paychex.com/articles/human-resources/hr-analytics-data-driven-decisions.

DISCLAIMER:
The information presented in this podcast, and that is further provided by the presenter, should not be considered legal or accounting advice, and should not substitute for legal, accounting, or other professional advice in which the facts and circumstances may warrant. We encourage you to consult legal counsel as it pertains to your own unique situation(s) and/or with any specific legal questions you may have.

 

No Excuses: Personal and Professional Accountability for DEI

No Excuses: Personal and Professional Accountability for DEI

November 24, 2021

Despite improvements in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace, HR leaders can sometimes be those most in need of continued personal DEI work and growth. In this continuing discussion, diversity and inclusion consultant Joe Gerstandt outlines the value gained when individuals go beyond their personal comfort zones to build greater diversity in their relationship networks, and how it can impact their organizations. (Part 2 of 2.)

Topics include:

2:57 - Life experiences impacting Joe's DEI journey
6:23 - Why HR needs to do its own DEI work
7:48 - Are HR leaders holding themselves accountable?
10:27 - The value of relationship networks
12:08 - Why personal discomfort can lead to more diverse relationships
15:12 - Employee resource groups bring visibility
17:23 - How might data and technology impact DEI in future workplaces?

Resources:

What does diversity, equity, and inclusion mean in the workplace? Learn more at: www.paychex.com/articles/human-resources/diversity-and-inclusion-in-the-workplace.

Find more information on Joe, helpful resources, and his book “Social Gravity” at: http://joegerstandt.com.

Have an idea for a topic or guest for the show? Submit your suggestions at: http://payx.me/thrivetopics.

DISCLAIMER:
The information presented in this podcast, and that is further provided by the presenter, should not be considered legal or accounting advice, and should not substitute for legal, accounting, or other professional advice in which the facts and circumstances may warrant. We encourage you to consult legal counsel as it pertains to your own unique situation(s) and/or with any specific legal questions you may have.

Going Beyond Lip Service in Organizational DEI

Going Beyond Lip Service in Organizational DEI

November 17, 2021

While many organizations craft bold statements of belief around diversity, equity, and inclusion, (DEI), a lack of clear terms and language can hamper understanding and measurable improvement, says inclusion consultant Joe Gerstandt. Further, business leaders may be unaware how critical their own exposure to others’ experiences and personal reflection journeys can be to spur behavioral change within the workplace. Hear more insights in Part 1 of this discussion on building inclusive practices into your workforce culture.

Topics include: 

1:55 - Joe's journey to current DEI work
3:58 - What companies are getting right on DEI
4:55 - Critical need for common terms, language
6:46 - Behavior change, accountability is necessary  
10:23 - Building inclusive behaviors into workplace culture
12:31 - Inclusion is not just an HR project
14:39 - Changing paradigms through personal journeys and ...
14:58 - exposure to others' stories and experiences.
15:52 - Inviting leaders to public commitments

Resources:

How can your company develop its diversity and inclusion program? Read our article at: www.paychex.com/articles/human-resources/build-inclusive-workplace-program.

Find more information on Joe, helpful resources, and his book “Social Gravity” at: http://joegerstandt.com

Suggest a topic or guest for a coming show. Submit your ideas at: http://payx.me/pulsetopics

DISCLAIMER:
The information presented in this podcast, and that is further provided by the presenter, should not be considered legal or accounting advice, and should not substitute for legal, accounting, or other professional advice in which the facts and circumstances may warrant. We encourage you to consult legal counsel as it pertains to your own unique situation(s) and/or with any specific legal questions you may have.

DEI: Corporate Checklist? Or Shared Goals? (Part 2)

DEI: Corporate Checklist? Or Shared Goals? (Part 2)

November 3, 2021

How can companies shift from seeing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) as a checklist of “extra” HR responsibilities to embracing it as a new lens to view workplace culture? In this continuing conversation, diversity strategist and best-selling author Stacey A. Gordon discusses how HR leaders can maintain forward focus on DEI goals, and offers her insights on why there’s no such thing as diversity recruiting. 

Topics include:

2:05 - 4As: Awareness, alignment, action, advocacy
2:27 - Don’t look backward on past DEI
4:14 - Why awareness drives action
6:14 - Why the "Great Resignation" is a "Re-Evaluation"
10:12 - How can smaller companies implement DEI?
13:53 - New stats suggest DEI is a measure of viability

Resources:

What recruiting strategies can strengthen the diversity of your workforce? Learn more at:  www.paychex.com/articles/human-resources/diverse-recruiting-strengthens-workforce.

DISCLAIMER:
The information presented in this podcast, and that is further provided by the presenter, should not be considered legal or accounting advice, and should not substitute for legal, accounting, or other professional advice in which the facts and circumstances may warrant. We encourage you to consult legal counsel as it pertains to your own unique situation(s) and/or with any specific legal questions you may have.

Making DEI Sustainable in the Workplace (Part 1)

Making DEI Sustainable in the Workplace (Part 1)

October 27, 2021

How can HR leaders chart a course to make diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives within the workplace an intrinsic component of business strategy? Diversity strategist and best-selling author Stacey A. Gordon discusses the 4A framework she has created as a roadmap to help business leaders make DEI a sustainable part of workplace culture and achieve true buy-in from company decision-makers. This episode launches Season 3 of the PULSE podcast with the first of a two-part series on improving DEI strategies within your workplace. 

Topics Include:

2:38 - What is Stacey's "why?"
7:08 - The 4As framework for DEI strategy
11:37 - Putting DEI work in the proper order
14:20 - Top DEI pitfalls for companies
16: 27 - How to get true "buy-in" for DEI

Resources:

Want a better understanding of how DEI benefits your workplace? Learn more with our article "Understanding Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace" at: www.paychex.com/articles/human-resources/diversity-and-inclusion-in-the-workplace.

How diverse is your company’s workforce? Glean tips to conduct a DEI audit with our article "Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Guide: How to Drive Value with a DEI Audit" at www.paychex.com/articles/human-resources/dei-audit-and-guide.

Find Stacey’s book at: www.unbiasbook.com.

DISCLAIMER:
The information presented in this podcast, and that is further provided by the presenter, should not be considered legal or accounting advice, and should not substitute for legal, accounting, or other professional advice in which the facts and circumstances may warrant. We encourage you to consult legal counsel as it pertains to your own unique situation(s) and/or with any specific legal questions you may have.

HR Survey Results: Employees’ Top Concerns Amid Great Resignation

HR Survey Results: Employees’ Top Concerns Amid Great Resignation

September 28, 2021

What are the biggest barriers reported by workers seeking new jobs in the current “Great Resignation,” as companies navigate a post-pandemic return to the office, hybrid, or remote options? What benefits do millennials, Gen Z, and seasoned workers value most when employers consider how to keep—or attract—good talent? In this episode, hear HR research expert Jeanne Meister of Future Workplace, discuss her firm’s latest findings on talent retention strategies.

Topics include:
2:07 Impact of remote vs. hybrid positions on those seeking new jobs
3:31 Current barriers in the return to office
4:59 Why workers are leaving the retail sector more than any other
6:36 Generational differences in desired benefits and the top issue today
11:43 Three steps to retain talent regardless of workers’ age or preferred benefits
15:12 The value of continued listening in the workplace

 Resources:

Review the latest survey of employee findings from Future Workplace and Paychex:
www.paychex.com/articles/human-resources/employee-loyalty-amidst-great-resignation.

View Jeanne’s presentation from the Paychex 2021 Business Conference, “How to Build a Workplace for What’s Next: Top 3 Trends to Watch For,” at: paychex.com/thrive.

DISCLAIMER:
The information presented in this podcast, and that is further provided by the presenter, should not be considered legal or accounting advice, and should not substitute for legal, accounting, or other professional advice in which the facts and circumstances may warrant. We encourage you to consult legal counsel as it pertains to your own unique situation(s) and/or with any specific legal questions you may have.

 
 
HR Survey: Delta Variant, Vaccine Mandates Deter Employees’ Return to Office

HR Survey: Delta Variant, Vaccine Mandates Deter Employees’ Return to Office

September 21, 2021

How strongly are the delta variant and employer vaccine mandates impacting employees hesitant to return to the office? Hear HR researcher Jeanne Meister, co-founder of Future Workplace, discuss findings from her firm’s recent survey of 630 employees across the U.S., segmented by generation, industry, and work environment. In this episode, learn how employee comfort levels vary in the current environment, and which vaccine incentives appeal to different generations of workers.

2:24: Impact of delta variant on return to office  
3:09: Number ready to quit if vaccines mandated by employer
5:09: Gen Z discomforts during delta variant
6:16: What vaccine incentives are valued by different generations?
7:46: How PTO factors into employer vaccine mandates
9:24: What safety measures do employees prefer for in-person work settings?
10:29: Three ways to address employee uncertainties right now

Resources:

Review more statistics and findings in this survey from Jeanne and her team at: www.paychex.com/articles/covid-19/covid-19-vaccine-mandate-return-to-work.

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The information presented in this podcast, and that is further provided by the presenter, should not be considered legal or accounting advice, and should not substitute for legal, accounting, or other professional advice in which the facts and circumstances may warrant. We encourage you to consult legal counsel as it pertains to your own unique situation(s) and/or with any specific legal questions you may have.

HR Jobs of the Future with Jeanne Meister

HR Jobs of the Future with Jeanne Meister

August 3, 2021

The role of HR has evolved rapidly over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, so how different might it look ten years from now? In this episode, we talk with Jeanne Meister, founder of HR advisory and research firm, Future Workplace, about the new work landscape and the skills HR professionals must have — as well as the responsibilities that organizations, as a whole, must take-on — to be able to succeed in this new era.

Resources:

For more insights about the future of work from Jeanne and her team, visit www.futureworkplace.com/ebooks/2021-hr-sentiment-survey to download 2021 HR Sentiment Survey: Five Strategic Priorities for the Hybrid Workplace

And, be sure to check out www.paychex.com/thrive to watch Jeanne’s presentation, “How to Build a Workplace for What’s Next: Top 3 Trends to Watch For.”

DISCLAIMER:
The information presented in this podcast, and that is further provided by the presenter, should not be considered legal or accounting advice, and should not substitute for legal, accounting, or other professional advice in which the facts and circumstances may warrant. We encourage you to consult legal counsel as it pertains to your own unique situation(s) and/or with any specific legal questions you may have.

 
Investing in Total Worker Health with Dr. Casey Chosewood

Investing in Total Worker Health with Dr. Casey Chosewood

June 29, 2021

What if we told you your frontline managers have more influence than a doctor when it comes to the wellbeing of your employees? That’s how Dr. Casey Chosewood, Director of the Office for Total Worker Health(r) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sees it, at least.

According to Dr. Chosewood, when it comes to employee wellbeing, businesses too often focus on policies instead of programs and practices that can help alleviate the employee-related stress they’re seeing. Join us as we discuss why you might not be getting the results you want out of the workplace wellness programs you’re providing, and how you can go beyond your wellness program to foster a happy, healthy, and more engaged workforce.

 Resources:

If you’re looking for information about addressing employee mental health in the workplace, don’t forget to download our Guide to Workplace Mental Health at www.paychex.com/secure/whitepapers/workplace-mental-health-guide.

DISCLAIMER:
The information presented in this podcast, and that is further provided by the presenter, should not be considered legal or accounting advice, and should not substitute for legal, accounting, or other professional advice in which the facts and circumstances may warrant. We encourage you to consult legal counsel as it pertains to your own unique situation(s) and/or with any specific legal questions you may have.

The Power of Employee Wellbeing in the Workplace

The Power of Employee Wellbeing in the Workplace

May 11, 2021

When we think about our overall wellbeing, things like exercise and nutrition tend to come to mind first. But, our wellbeing isn't just about physical health — our job duties, expectations, stress level, and work environment can have a significant affect on our overall health and happiness, too.

Historically, businesses have been slow to embrace programs centered around employee wellbeing. But, with the COVID-19 pandemic having a significant impact on the emotional, financial, and physical health of individuals across the globe, employers can no longer wait to invest in these programs.

Join us for a discussion with Jake Flaitz, Director of Benefits and Wellbeing at Paychex, where we discuss the critical role that employee wellbeing has on your overall business success.

 Resources:

For information about addressing employee mental health in the workplace, download our Guide to Workplace Mental Health at  www.paychex.com/secure/whitepapers/workplace-mental-health-guide.

DISCLAIMER:
The information presented in this podcast, and that is further provided by the presenter, should not be considered legal or accounting advice, and should not substitute for legal, accounting, or other professional advice in which the facts and circumstances may warrant. We encourage you to consult legal counsel as it pertains to your own unique situation(s) and/or with any specific legal questions you may have.

Legal Considerations for Your Workplace Vaccination Policy

Legal Considerations for Your Workplace Vaccination Policy

April 6, 2021

According to a recent Paychex survey, 79% of businesses* plan to motivate employees to get vaccinated. However, many are still wondering how to determine the role their company should play, especially given the legal complexities around vaccination policies. To help you navigate these challenges, Sheri Giger, a principal in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, office of Jackson Lewis P.C., joins host Rob Parsons to discuss the different approaches you can take when implementing a vaccination policy, how these different approaches may expose you to different levels of risk, and how new government regulations (at the Federal, state, and local levels) and emerging case laws are continuing to change the playing field.

Resources:

To learn more about vaccination policies, including data on how businesses plan on managing the process, you can also download our free Workplace Vaccination Research Report at www.paychex.com/secure/whitepapers/covid-19-vaccine-and-employers.

* Based on a survey of 300 principals of U.S. companies with 2 to 500 employees between January 27-February 2, 2021.

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The information presented in this podcast, and that is further provided by the presenter, should not be considered legal or accounting advice, and should not substitute for legal, accounting, or other professional advice in which the facts and circumstances may warrant. We encourage you to consult legal counsel as it pertains to your own unique situation(s) and/or with any specific legal questions you may have.

Using Technology to Bridge Gaps in the Workplace

Using Technology to Bridge Gaps in the Workplace

February 2, 2021

In this episode, Somi Arian, tech philosopher, filmmaker, author, and entrepreneur, talks with us about the important role technology plays in the socioeconomic status of women in the workplace; how HR professionals can use technology to help bridge the gap between Baby Boomers and Gen Z; and more.

DISCLAIMER:
The information presented in this podcast, and that is further provided by the presenter, should not be considered legal or accounting advice, and should not substitute for legal, accounting, or other professional advice in which the facts and circumstances may warrant. We encourage you to consult legal counsel as it pertains to your own unique situation(s) and/or with any specific legal questions you may have.

HR Technology and Its Impact on Business Agility

HR Technology and Its Impact on Business Agility

January 5, 2021

Did you know research shows companies that have increasing levels of agility actually see better business results? In this episode, Ben Eubanks, author, speaker, and researcher of talent technologies and HR practices, talks with us about the correlation between agility and business success, and how HR technology plays a key role in business strategy.

View more from Ben Eubanks and how the right HR technology can help HR Professionals  drive business performance by downloading our whitepaper, "The Future of Work: Using HR Technology to Increase Productivity."

DISCLAIMER:
The information presented in this podcast, and that is further provided by the presenter, should not be considered legal or accounting advice, and should not substitute for legal, accounting, or other professional advice in which the facts and circumstances may warrant. We encourage you to consult legal counsel as it pertains to your own unique situation(s) and/or with any specific legal questions you may have.

Burst Communications with Chris Riedl & Anita Williams Woolley

Burst Communications with Chris Riedl & Anita Williams Woolley

December 15, 2020

How is it possible for remote teams of people across different locations and time zones to communicate efficiently? For remote teams, communication is both a challenge and a priority — and it will remain so, long after the pandemic has ended.

Researchers Christoph Riedl, associate professor for Information Systems and Network Science at the D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University, and Anita Woolley, associate professor of Organizational Behavior and Theory at Carnegie Mellon University's Tepper School of Business, join us in this episode for a fascinating discussion about “burstiness” – the idea that remote communication is most effective when teams coordinate to communicate in rapid-fire bursts.

For more tips on managing teams, maintaining employee motivation, and adopting collaborative work tools within a virtual work environment, download our eBook, Creating a Robust Virtual Workplace.

DISCLAIMER:
The information presented in this podcast, and that is further provided by the presenter, should not be considered legal or accounting advice, and should not substitute for legal, accounting, or other professional advice in which the facts and circumstances may warrant. We encourage you to consult legal counsel as it pertains to your own unique situation(s) and/or with any specific legal questions you may have.

The Future of Work with Alison Stevens

The Future of Work with Alison Stevens

October 27, 2020

2020 has challenged HR leaders in a way they never could have anticipated; while continuing to play an important strategic role in their organizations, they’ve also had to devise and implement rapid HR responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. In this episode, Alison Stevens, director of HR Services at Paychex, discusses the most common issues HR leaders are facing today, and what they might expect in the year ahead.

Learn more about how HR professionals are contributing to the success of their companies by downloading our whitepaper, Paychex Pulse of HR Survey: Stepping Up to Lead

DISCLAIMER:
The information presented in this podcast, and that is further provided by the presenter, should not be considered legal or accounting advice, and should not substitute for legal, accounting, or other professional advice in which the facts and circumstances may warrant. We encourage you to consult legal counsel as it pertains to your own unique situation(s) and/or with any specific legal questions you may have.

Igniting a Passion for Your Mission with Pam Sherman

Igniting a Passion for Your Mission with Pam Sherman

September 22, 2020

In this episode, nationally-syndicated columnist, actor, and leadership consultant, Pam Sherman, joins us to discuss what it takes to ignite a passion for your brand’s mission in others, and the impact of authenticity and expressiveness in leadership, as well as business and organizational development. A former lawyer, Sherman now conducts programs and coaches leaders all over the world about leadership communications and how to present themselves and their mission with passion, and to find their EDGE: Explore, Dream, Grow, & Excite™. She has consulted with Fortune 500 companies, law firms, and advertising agencies, and is a highly-rated global resource for leadership groups, including, EO, Vistage Worldwide and YPO.

If you're looking to build culture and leadership in your company, check out our whitepaper, Paychex Pulse of HR Survey: Stepping Up to Lead

DISCLAIMER:
The information presented in this podcast, and that is further provided by the presenter, should not be considered legal or accounting advice, and should not substitute for legal, accounting, or other professional advice in which the facts and circumstances may warrant. We encourage you to consult legal counsel as it pertains to your own unique situation(s) and/or with any specific legal questions you may have.

 

 

Building Fanocracy Within Your Organization With David Meerman Scott

Building Fanocracy Within Your Organization With David Meerman Scott

August 25, 2020

In this episode, marketing and sales visionary David Meerman Scott, discusses his concept of Fanocracy, and the positive effects that putting the needs and wishes of employees ahead of every other priority within your organization can have on your organization, long-term. A renowned marketing strategist, entrepreneur, and advisor to emerging companies, Scott is known for sharing real-time strategies that spread ideas, influence minds, and build business.

Paychex is giving away 10 signed copies of "Fanocracy," the latest book from marketing visionary, David Meerman Scott. Interested in learning how to create a fan following for your business? Click here to enter to win your copy today!

DISCLAIMER:
The information presented in this podcast, and that is further provided by the presenter, should not be considered legal or accounting advice, and should not substitute for legal, accounting, or other professional advice in which the facts and circumstances may warrant. We encourage you to consult legal counsel as it pertains to your own unique situation(s) and/or with any specific legal questions you may have.

Josh Bersin: HR Earned a Seat at the Table. Now What?

Josh Bersin: HR Earned a Seat at the Table. Now What?

August 11, 2020

Renowned HR research analyst, Josh Bersin, joins the podcast to discuss how HR leaders are adapting to new responsibilities and changing priorities. Listen in as he addresses everything from the tightrope between employee engagement and work-life balance, getting more from your existing HR technology platforms, new techniques for networking with your industry peers, and the power of a positive outlook. Josh also shares the latest about the Bersin Academy, his new educational venture designed to provide HR professionals with the tools, resources, and community they need to succeed in today’s ever-changing world.

For more information on our guest and topics discussed today, visit joshbersin.com and bersinacademy.com.

Download a copy of the Paychex Pulse of HR Survey at payx.me/pulse2020.

DISCLAIMER:
The information presented in this podcast, and that is further provided by the presenter, should not be considered legal or accounting advice, and should not substitute for legal, accounting, or other professional advice in which the facts and circumstances may warrant. We encourage you to consult legal counsel as it pertains to your own unique situation(s) and/or with any specific legal questions you may have.

Leading With Inclusion With Dr. Deanna Kimbrel

Leading With Inclusion With Dr. Deanna Kimbrel

July 28, 2020

In this episode, Paychex’s Diversity and Inclusion Project Manager, Dr. Deanna Kimbrel, discusses the importance of companies “leading with inclusion” in order to attract and retain diversity in the workplace, as well as how to become an inclusive leader, and what HR leaders can do to adopt an inclusive culture within their organization. Dr. Kimbrel brings more than 13 years of organizational development, human resources, and higher education experience to Paychex, where she focuses on enterprise-wide education, systemic interventions, and cultivating a sense of community and opportunity for all.

DISCLAIMER:
The information presented in this podcast, and that is further provided by the presenter, should not be considered legal or accounting advice, and should not substitute for legal, accounting, or other professional advice in which the facts and circumstances may warrant. We encourage you to consult legal counsel as it pertains to your own unique situation(s) and/or with any specific legal questions you may have.

Leading During and After a Crisis with Cy Wakeman

Leading During and After a Crisis with Cy Wakeman

June 29, 2020

In this episode, New York Times best-selling author and international leadership expert, Cy Wakeman, joins us to discuss the importance of evolution in the workplace, how leadership has changed amid the COVID-19 health crisis, and how business leaders can develop resiliency within the “new normal.” A dynamic keynote speaker, business consultant, and global thought leader with over 25 years of experience, Cy Wakeman brings a revolutionary new approach to leadership that has helped organizations and individuals all over the world learn to ditch the drama and turn excuses into results.

DISCLAIMER:
The information presented in this podcast, and that is further provided by the presenter, should not be considered legal or accounting advice, and should not substitute for legal, accounting, or other professional advice in which the facts and circumstances may warrant. We encourage you to consult legal counsel as it pertains to your own unique situation(s) and/or with any specific legal questions you may have.

Emerging from the Great Pause with Steve Gilliland

Emerging from the Great Pause with Steve Gilliland

June 8, 2020

In this episode, renowned motivational speaker and storyteller, Steve Gilliland, joins us to discuss how leadership has changed in light of the pandemic and things business leaders should keep in mind as their teams return to work. A member of the Speaker Hall of Fame, Steve is a celebrated motivational speaker and storyteller, a best-selling author and a successful business leader. Speaking the language of other business leaders, his books and other resources identify practical lessons that help grow people and the businesses they run.

DISCLAIMER:
The information presented in this podcast, and that is further provided by the presenter, should not be considered legal or accounting advice, and should not substitute for legal, accounting, or other professional advice in which the facts and circumstances may warrant. We encourage you to consult legal counsel as it pertains to your own unique situation(s) and/or with any specific legal questions you may have.

HR and the Human Side of Covid-19 with Trish McFarlane and Steve Boese

HR and the Human Side of Covid-19 with Trish McFarlane and Steve Boese

April 6, 2020

In this special edition podcast, we’re joined by Trish McFarlane and Steve Boese to discuss the personal and professional impact of the coronavirus pandemic on HR practitioners. Trish and Steve lead H3HR Advisors, a full-service Human Capital Management consulting and advisory firm. They also host the HR Happy Hour podcast, the HR industry’s longest continuously running internet radio show and podcast. Listen in as we discuss why this is such an unprecedented challenge today, and why it presents such a unique opportunity for HR professionals to create a better tomorrow.

Upskilling the Modern Learner with Jody Stolt

Upskilling the Modern Learner with Jody Stolt

April 2, 2020

Today’s learner is mobile, digital, and often remote. They want their information just in time. They want it when and how they want it, and they don't want to be bored. In this episode, we discuss this new dynamic with Jody Stolt, Director of Leadership and Development at Paychex, one of the top training organizations in the world. Hear her thoughts on how to meet the modern learner on their terms ­– and on their phones – and deliver a training experience that engages, upskills, and immerses them in company culture.

The Future of HR: 5 Big Ideas from Johnny Taylor

The Future of HR: 5 Big Ideas from Johnny Taylor

March 10, 2020

We’re disrupting HR like you’ve never seen. Don’t miss these hot topics on HR issues, such as the changing role of HR, the future of technology, and the importance of finding top talent.

In this episode, Johnny Taylor, president and the CEO of Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), joins us with wit, wisdom, and insights on HR trends in 2020.

5 Ways to Build Your Best Workforce with Meghan Biro

5 Ways to Build Your Best Workforce with Meghan Biro

January 6, 2020

Building a workforce requires hiring the best talent, creating a culture of collaboration and retention, and using technology to help realize employee potential. In this podcast you’ll hear about key trends from the Paychex Pulse of HR Survey, and learn how to shape your workforce to drive results.

Our guest speaker is Meghan Biro, CEO of TalentCulture. Meghan is a top online influencer who writes about HR and talent management for Forbes and SHRM, among others. She is globally recognized for her insights about the future of HR and serves on the boards of leading HR and technology brands.

Payroll Innovation with Trish McFarlane

Payroll Innovation with Trish McFarlane

December 2, 2019

Rarely do we see the words “payroll” and “innovation” used in the same paragraph, let alone next to each other. In this conversation with HR advisor and analyst Trish McFarlane, we discuss how that is all changing, and how new payroll innovations are helping today’s leaders meet the needs and expectations of the modern workforce.

The Changing Face of HR with George LaRocque

The Changing Face of HR with George LaRocque

September 26, 2019

For the modern HR professional, there are many new trends and imperatives that are driving a new approach and role. In this discussion with HR technology analyst George LaRocque, learn about the areas where you should focus your attention as you strive to make a positive business impact on your organization.

Holistic Wellbeing with Steve Boese

Holistic Wellbeing with Steve Boese

August 26, 2019

Traditionally, wellness has been thought of in a physically healthy sense. But over time, organizations have found that thinking about wellbeing in a more comprehensive manner is not only preferable and better for the employees, but also better for the organization.

Listen to this wide-ranging conversation with Steve Boese, Co-Founder of H3 HR Advisors, Inc., as we discuss what a more holistic approach to wellbeing really means, and what steps you can take to put it into action in your organization.

Performance Management with Laurie Zaucha

Performance Management with Laurie Zaucha

June 21, 2019

For many people, the annual performance review is a staple of company life. But do employees see value in the process? Is it a helpful tool for driving performance and development? Is it linked to business cycles and goals, so that the overall results of the company can be improved?

Join our thoughtful conversation with Laurie Zaucha, Vice President of Human Resources and Organizational Development at Paychex, as we discuss how to rethink your approach to the annual performance review, and move your organization to a more productive growth mindset.

Employee Turnover with William Tincup

Employee Turnover with William Tincup

June 20, 2019

When it comes to turnover, the last thing you want to do is be blindsided. Do you know what factors are driving turnover in your organization? How does it affect your succession plan? How do personalization, skills development, and career-pathing come into play?

Join this lively and engaging conversation with William Tincup, President of RecruitingDaily, as we discuss how to proactively – and reactively – think about the effects of employee turnover on your organization, in ways both good and bad.

Manager Onboarding with Sharlyn Lauby

Manager Onboarding with Sharlyn Lauby

June 20, 2019

Onboarding is a key aspect of employee retention. Managers are an essential component of this critical activity. So why aren’t more managers being trained in onboarding new employees?

Join our conversation with consultant and HR Bartender blog founder Sharlyn Lauby as we discuss how giving managers the tools to successfully onboard new employees can help set your business up for success. It’s a lively and thought-provoking conversation that will be sure to spark new ideas for you and your team.

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