Employee Spotlight: Meet Lauren

Lauren is an e-learning content developer, and has been a member of the Paycom family since February 2016. Recently, I reached out and asked her to share her story.

Describe what you do.

I create interactive, online courses – or e-learning courses – for employees and clients. Think of it as a combination of moviemaking and video game creation for educational content: I help determine what we are going to teach and how we want to teach it, how the information will display on the screen, the types of interactions we want to use to engage the user, as well as how the user will navigate through the course. It’s a very unique job that allows you to exercise your creative skills!

What advice would you give a new employee for being successful at Paycom?

First and foremost, you must be willing to roll with the punches and try something new. A willing and open attitude will take you far at Paycom.

What’s the one word you would choose to describe Paycom, and why?

“Growth.” Change is a constant here. This not only means that our company grows, but it means that you get to grow in your career.

In order to meet the needs of our business, you must be nimble and be willing to mold yourself to fit the current situation. It can be challenging, but like they say, the more challenges you have, the better your quality of life will be. Imagine coming to work and not being challenged or not growing. It would be boring and you would never get anywhere! Growth is the one constant that Paycom promises and they deliver on that every day.

What is your greatest accomplishment at Paycom?

Every project I complete instantly becomes my greatest accomplishment here. The latest has been the series of e-learning courses we recently launched to clients. The courses cover a wide range of topics from how to successfully hire employees to preventing workplace violence. Each course is interactive requiring the learner to engage with the content in some way, making them revolutionary for our clients.

What makes you proud to work at Paycom?

One of the greatest things about Paycom is the sheer number of accomplishments you can have in such a short amount of time. If you are willing, you have the opportunity to wear many hats and try new things. This not only gives you valuable career experience, but also gives you an edge over others in your industry. There have been many times where I’ve explained the details of my job to colleagues outside of Paycom and they are blown away that I get to do so much. It’s truly a privilege.

Where has been your favorite place to travel, and why?

I recently went to Disney World and had the most magical experience! We had the full Disney experience: character dining, fireworks, rides and parades. It is one of my most cherished memories and I can’t wait to go back to create more! Tip: If you find yourself planning a Disney vacation, take time to invest in the Memory Maker. It was well worth the investment and captured the most precious moments from the trip!

What are some of your favorite hobbies outside of work?

Employee Spotlight: Meet Lauren

I love yoga! I try to do yoga twice a day, every day. Not only is it great exercise – it’s also the equivalent of pressing the refresh button for me. It helps me find balance between mind and body, and sets me up for success in my life.

I also love volunteering at the local zoo. I think it’s so important that people have a place to learn about the animals and ecosystems in the world, and the impact they have on our lives. The zoo is a safe environment for people to learn just that and take action to protect what we have!

 

If you could wake up tomorrow having gained one quality or ability, what would it be and why?

I honestly wouldn’t choose anything, because if I did, it would mean I gained a valuable skill without any effort. It’s usually in that effort to gain a skill that we learn the most and experience the highest amount of growth, so it would be a shame to give that up. I’ll take the more challenging road – I’m sure it will pay off more in the end.