Q&A with Tiffany McGowen
Human capital management company touts potential of Oklahoma
Q: Why did Paycom choose Oklahoma as its headquarters?
A: Our founder and Chief Executive Chad Richison was born and raised in Oklahoma and has a passion for strengthening his home state. Oklahoma produces some of the hardest-working individuals in the country and with major local universities, we are able to capitalize on hiring great young talent and offer them long-term careers.
Q: How many positions has Paycom filled in 2013 and how many more are you planning to fill?
A: Paycom looks primed to surpass its previous year's hiring mark of 275. So far in 2013, Paycom has had 224 hires (40 in July alone), and is looking to add another 100 employees by year's end. We currently have more than 60 openings
Q: In which areas are you hiring?
A: Open positions include: administrative, customer service, benefits, marketing, information technology and development.
Q: How has a human capital management company been able to see such success and growth in Oklahoma City?
A: Although our headquarters is in Oklahoma, we serve customers across the nation and have sales offices in major cities throughout the country. We are in an industry that is virtually recession-proof. When the recession hit, companies looked to us to help them improve business efficiencies by helping to improve their bottom lines.
PAULA BURKES, BUSINESS WRITER