125 episodes

HR Break Room is a podcast from your friends working in human resources, dedicated to bringing you interesting break room conversations with experts on the latest buzz surrounding HR and HR tech, one cup of coffee at a time. Hosted by Caleb Masters, HR Break Room brings together industry experts to discuss brewing trends and robust solutions to today’s workplace challenges.

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    • 4.8 • 71 Ratings

HR Break Room is a podcast from your friends working in human resources, dedicated to bringing you interesting break room conversations with experts on the latest buzz surrounding HR and HR tech, one cup of coffee at a time. Hosted by Caleb Masters, HR Break Room brings together industry experts to discuss brewing trends and robust solutions to today’s workplace challenges.

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    Lessons on Leadership, Diversity and Grit From the Life of Jim Thorpe

    Lessons on Leadership, Diversity and Grit From the Life of Jim Thorpe

    Guest: David Maraniss, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Path Lit by Lightning: The Life of Jim Thorpe
    In this episode of the HR Break Room® podcast, host Morgan Beard sits down with Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Maraniss to discuss Oklahoma native, athlete and sports legend Jim Thorpe.
    Maraniss shares insights on workplace leadership, inclusion and determination he learned as he wrote the biography Path Lit by Lightning: The Life of Jim Thorpe.
    Maraniss and Beard also touch on the values Thorpe demonstrated throughout his life and how he continues to inspire today as the namesake of the Paycom Jim Thorpe Award.
    In this episode, Maraniss discusses:
    perseverance as a leadership trait the wide-reaching impact of Thorpe’s athletic career Thorpe’s legacy as a pioneer of diversity and inclusion

    • 17 min
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    Secret Ingredients: Mindset, Diversity and Entrepreneurship With Candace Nelson

    Secret Ingredients: Mindset, Diversity and Entrepreneurship With Candace Nelson

    Guest: Candace Nelson, author and founder of Sprinkles Cupcakes
    Candace Nelson, entrepreneur, author and founder of Sprinkles Cupcakes, makes her first visit to the HR Break Room® podcast. From a self-made pastry chef to a permanent judging spot on Food Network’s Cupcake Wars, Candace Nelson has rewritten the recipe on turning a passion into a successful career.
    After opening the world’s first cupcake bakery in 2005, Nelson continued to grow, becoming an angel investor and author of two books, the most recent being Sweet Success: A Simple Recipe to Turn your Passion into Profit, hitting shelves in November 2022.
    Candace joins host Morgan Beard to discuss her first foray in the cupcake market, women in entrepreneurship and how shaping her own mindset was instrumental to her success.
    In this episode of HR Break Room, Nelson discusses:
    how mindset plays a role in entrepreneurship tackling imposter syndrome female representation in the startup and venture capital arena

    • 23 min
    The Consequences of Payroll Errors: How They Disrupt Employees’ Lives (and How Beti® Prevents Them)

    The Consequences of Payroll Errors: How They Disrupt Employees’ Lives (and How Beti® Prevents Them)

    Guests: Christie Schmidt, manager of HRIS, and Sarah Johnson, payroll supervisor
    What if there were a way to fix a problem before it became a problem? Paycom’s Beti guides employees to do just that.
    With Beti, employees find and fix potential problems ahead of unpleasant payday surprises. Christie Schmidt, Paycom’s manager of HRIS, and Sarah Johnson, payroll supervisor, join Morgan Beard to highlight industry-first technology and why it’s vital to millions of employees.
    In this episode of HR Break Room®, Schmidt and Johnson discuss:
    the consequences employees may face without Beti how Beti simplifies life for employees and employers misconceptions around employees doing their own payroll For more on Beti, check out our recent blog where renowned real estate investor and consultant Barbara Corcoran discusses the advantage of employee-driven payroll

    • 11 min
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    Growing Pains: Compliance and Scalability With AJ Griffin

    Growing Pains: Compliance and Scalability With AJ Griffin

    Guest: AJ Griffin, Paycom’s director of government and community affairs
    An expanding company brings excitement, hope and, of course, growing pains. AJ Griffin, Paycom’s director of government and community affairs, joins host Morgan Beard to discuss the obstacles a business faces as it grows.
    In this episode of HR Break Room®, Griffin explains:
    the most important considerations for business growth the difference between federal and state compliance regulations how businesses can keep up with regulatory changes For more on how growing companies can reduce the risk of audits and penalties, check out our on-demand webinar, Scaling for Success: HR Compliance for Now and the Future

    • 20 min
    HR Tech Conference 2022: Highlights From HR Break Room®

    HR Tech Conference 2022: Highlights From HR Break Room®

    Guests:
    Steve Boese and Trish McFarlane of H3HR
    Mark Stelzner and Kimberly Carroll of IA
    Stacey Harris of Sapient Insights Group
    HR Tech is one of the biggest and most prestigious human resource conferences in the world, bringing the industry’s top thought leaders to the forefront.
    HR Break Room®’s Morgan Beard sat down with several guests during this year’s conference to talk about the importance of HR tech and HR’s place in the world today.
    In this “best of” compilation from Las Vegas, Morgan speaks with Steve Boese and Trish McFarlane of H3HR, Mark Stelzner and Kimberly Carroll of IA and Stacey Harris of Sapient Insights Group.
    The conversations cover a wide array of topics including:
    the importance of HR Technology Conference how the world of HR is changing how companies can best prepare for the future

    • 22 min
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    Activating the Individual: Discussing Career Development With Ben Brooks

    Activating the Individual: Discussing Career Development With Ben Brooks

    Guest: Ben Brooks, founder and CEO of PILOT
    As a part of Paycom’s HR Tech series, HR Break Room®’s Morgan Beard sat down with Ben Brooks, an executive coach and thought leader, for a wide-ranging conversation in Las Vegas.
    From HR practitioner to the founder of his own company, PILOT, Brooks taps into his expertise of career coaching to discuss the state of HR, the workplace and the future of both.
    “Work can be a transformative, exciting place where we meet best friends and have these transformative, amazing experiences. But it takes each one of us being a real active owner in our careers,” Brooks said.
    In this episode of HR Break Room, Brooks discusses the:
    importance of career development in regards to retention difference between the “great resignation” and “quiet quitting” blurring of work-life balance

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
71 Ratings

71 Ratings

Katie Joy B. ,

Hiring heroes!

Caleb and his incredibly knowledgeable guests shine the brightest of lights on the HR industry and the hardworking people in it! Informative, encouraging, and engaging are just a few of the words I'd use to describe the time you'll spend with them. Thanks so much for putting out such a superb show Caleb - keep up the great work!

Mary Jo Norman ,

Great Job

Enjoyed the talk today with Sam Norman/Ernst & Young research.

JWA-3 ,

Caleb Masters

Caleb is killing it! He’s like a young Paul Harvey!

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