How Paycor takes care of each other

Bob Coughlin, CEO, Paycor Inc.

Pillar Award Finalist

Bob Coughlin


Paycor Inc.

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One of Paycor Inc.’s most important guiding principles is “taking care of each other.”

The payroll processing company created its own community service program, Community Partners, to coincide with the principle. The grassroots program encourages employees to take care of the Greater Cincinnati community.

The effort began in March 2010 as a way for Paycor associates to share their community service passions with their co-workers, raise awareness for charitable events and causes that are important to them and gain support for their participation in community activities. It is not funded by corporate financial contributions; associates give their own time and resources.

Since the program started, Paycor associates have led a total of 152 events, filling 3,289 volunteer opportunities. In 2012 alone, Paycor associates led 41 events, filling 909 volunteer opportunities.

Paycor supports Community Partners with an intranet page that publicizes the events, allowing associates to connect with event leaders and enabling them to share their successes by posting event recaps and photos.

Paycor also motivates participation by giving all associates a Community Partners certificate they use to collect stickers for each event they attend. Once an associate reaches 10 events, he or she is rewarded with a T-shirt or other item.

Paycor has worked with a number of charitable organizations, including the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Junior Achievement, March of Dimes and American Cancer Society, to name a few, and plans to continue growing and expanding in years to come.