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2016 Game Changer: McKenzie Marx

The senior human resources business partner at Paycor Inc. has the "secret weapon" for stopping young talent from job-hopping.

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Younger workers tend to do like 1990s hip-hop artists House of Pain notably rapped about: “Jump Around.”

Getting young talent to stay at one company takes a solid plan, and Paycor Inc.’s has one. The 27-year-old campus recruiter at the payroll and timekeeping software company created an internal mobility program, which includes a mentoring initiative, to help with retention for Paycor’s “high-velocity” sales team. The group is composed of almost all (94 percent) millennial-age workers.WF_0815_GameChangerLogo

According to Paycor, since the program began in January 2015, 25 percent of the associates have transitioned to new roles in the company, and the team has grown by 166 percent. That’s undoubtedly why Karen Crone, Paycor’s chief human resources officer, refers to Marx as Paycor’s “secret weapon in defending our very best early-career talent” in her reference letter.

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And its secret weapon in getting ’em to “stay around.”

James Tehrani is Workforce’s managing editor. Follow Tehrani on Twitter at @WorkforceJames and like his blog on Facebook at “Whatever Works” blog.

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