Careers at Paycom
Paycom’s mission is to help its clients lower labor costs, drive engagement, and reduce exposure.
Chad Richison had previous experience working in the payroll processing industry. In the late 1990s he realized that the burgeoning Internet could help make many of its activities easier to carry out. So in 1998 he partnered with his sister Shannon Rowe to launch Paycom, a provider of online payroll services for businesses. It would give employers easy access to their payroll data.
The solution distinguished itself in a number of ways. It was one of the first online payroll systems to use software-as-a-service technology – which lowered the administrative burden on employees and increased productivity. It was developed in-house and utilized pay-as-you-go pricing. Furthermore, it was a single-database application with full-service functionality that did not require any integration.
In 2001 Paycom expanded its solution to offer additional human resource management services. In 2007 it sold a stake to private equity firm Welsh Carson Anderson and Stowe. In 2011 it added more services to its portfolio, including onboarding, document storage, and expense management. Successful, it generated revenues of $224.7 million in 2015, up from $150.9 million in 2014.
Benefits at Paycom
Business model of Paycom
Paycom has a mass market business model, with no significant differentiation between customer groups. The company targets its offerings at firms of all industries and sizes.
Paycom offers three primary value propositions: convenience, risk reduction, and brand/status.
The company offers convenience by making life simpler for customers. It provides an end-to-end solution that covers all parts of the employment lifecycle, including Talent Acquisition, Time and Labor Management, Talent Management, Payroll, and HR Management. In addition, the system is based on a single platform, so clients do not have to access, update, or integrate multiple databases.
The company reduces risk by maintaining high quality and security standards. It uses 256-bit encryption technology, 24/7 system monitoring, and multiple offsite backup locations. It also has ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 certifications and completes SOC1 reports and SSAE16 attestations of its internal controls every six months.
The company has established a strong brand due to its success. It has over 15,000 clients and serves customers in all 50 states in the U.S. It has an average annual revenue retention rate of 91% from existing clients. Lastly, it has also won many honors, including the following:
- Recognition as one of the Fastest-Growing Private Companies by Inc.
- Recognized as one of the Best Medium-Sized Companies to Work For by Glassdoor
- A Stevie Award for Sales Department of the Year in the Financial Services category
- EPCOR David DeMarea Payments Innovation Award
- Leadership 500 Excellence Awards from HR.com
Paycom’s main channel is its direct sales team, which includes field sales and inside sales employees. The company promotes its offerings through its website, social media pages, search engine marketing, e-mail and direct mail campaigns, industry-specific print advertising, and trade shows.
Paycom’s customer relationship is primarily of a self-service, automated nature. Customers utilize the service through the main platform while having limited interaction with employees.
The company’s website has a “Resources” section that includes useful tools such as white papers, calendars, podcasts, infographics, webinars, calculators, and videos.
That said, there is a personal assistance component in the form of support from a dedicated specialist and Paycom University, a free training and certification resource that shows customers how to optimize their HR technology.
Paycom’s business model entails maintaining and updating its platform for customers.
Paycom’s key partners are the suppliers that provide it with the materials it needs to maintain its platform.
Paycom’s main resources are its human resources, namely the technology employees that maintain and update its platform, the sales personnel that promote it, the training employees that provide instruction, and the customer service employees that provide support.
It maintains important physical resources in the form of data centers located at its corporate headquarters.
Paycom has a cost-driven structure, aiming to minimize expenses through significant automation. Its biggest cost driver is sales/marketing, a fixed cost.
Other major drivers are administrative and research/development expenses, both fixed costs, and cost of revenues, a variable cost.
Paycom has two revenue streams:
- Subscription Revenues – Revenues it generates from fees it charges clients for subscribing to its main platform
- Service Revenues – Revenues it generates from fees it charges clients for implementation and other services
info: Chad earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications and Journalism at the University of Central Oklahoma. He previously worked at ADP, where he served in sales and payroll positions.
info: Craig earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Master of Science degree in Accounting at Oklahoma State University. He previously served as a Senior Tax Manager at Deloitte & Touche.
info: Stacey earned a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism at Oklahoma State University. She previously served as Executive Vice President, Director of Corporate Training, Regional Executive, and Area Sales Manager at Paycom.
info: Jeff earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing/English at Texas Tech University - Rawls College of Business and an MBA at Baylor University - Hankamer School of Business. He previously served as Vice President of Sales for the major accounts at ADP.
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