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PTO 101 for Employees

01-17-2018
Sabrina Patrizio

PTO – three little letters that carry so much meaning.  After health insurance and more flexible hours, paid time off is one of the most important benefits to job seekers, according to a recent study from Fractl.  It shouldn’t sound surprising, since a decent paid time off policy contributes heavily to employees’ work-life balance. There […]

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Vacations and Paid Time Off: The Employer Perspective

01-03-2018
Rebecca McCormick

Should employees take PTO?   Yes! Look, this is so simple: a burnt out, stressed employee is not useful to an organization. Of course, I realize you can’t always take a break when you want.  There are periods of time when long hours are necessary, and you have to work for weeks without a real […]

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2017 in Review: A Few of Our Favorite Things

12-26-2017
Sabrina Patrizio

  As we close in on the new year, the time has come to reflect on 2017 and make new resolutions in anticipation of 2018.  Here at Viventium, we’ve been reflecting on a few of our favorite things from 2017.  In our case, it’s not so much raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens as […]

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Year-End: The Link Between CPAs, Employers, and Us

12-14-2017
Malka Trump, CPA

With all due respect to the U.S. Postal Service, this is our season too.   As the end of December approaches, our engine is revving up. But rather than ensuring holiday cards are delivered on schedule, we make sure employee bonuses are processed accurately and timely.  In place of managing eleventh hour purchases, we are […]

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4 Things to Look for When Selecting a Time and Attendance Solution

12-05-2017
Rachel Yancius

I’m late, I’m late for A very important date. No time to say hello, good-bye, I’m late, I’m late, I’m late.   Unlike the White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland, we hope you don’t find yourself late this season. This time of year (around year-end and the holidays), our schedules tend to fill up and […]

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Pay Matters! Year-End 2017 Edition

12-05-2017

Year End is Here! Our Year-End edition of Pay Matters brings you key updates to ensure a smooth transition to 2018. Read on to stay informed and stay in compliance with relevant year-end alerts and insights that matter most for your payroll. FEDERAL UPDATES   2018 HSA Contribution Limits   On May 4, the IRS published the […]

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CEO in the Classroom: Gary Trainor’s Guest Lecture Series

11-29-2017
Sabrina Patrizio

He walks into the room and logs on to the computer.  With a few clicks, his PowerPoint presentation appears on the projector screen.  He steps away from the computer, removes the glasses from the bridge of his nose, and smiles at the room.   Gary J. Trainor, CEO, is ready to teach.   Gary began […]

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4 Ways to Improve Your Workplace with Authentic Gratitude

11-21-2017
Sabrina Patrizio

Thank you.  Two little words that make a world of difference.  We’re taught from a very young age the importance of saying “please” and “thank you,” and, for most of us, that has stuck with us through adulthood. So why don’t we always say it at work? Thanksgiving is this week, which usually prompts people […]

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HR Rebecca’s 10 Tips to Throw the Best Year-End Party

11-15-2017
Rebecca McCormick

In my past life as an HR consultant, I’ve been called in to advise and assist clients on a number of “holiday-party-gone awry” situations, the kind that create an aftermath of months of employee gossip and that cause significant concerns for the employers in question. I remember a senior level manager, who had been served […]

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Corporate Symbiosis: Just Talk to Each Other

11-08-2017
Terra Vicario

About a month ago, I found myself at 65 Broadway.  In our company with three offices, I am based out of our NJ office where mostly marketing, sales and service sit.  Our headquarters in Brooklyn has all the rest of our departments, along with our CEO.  So what is 65 Broadway?  A small office in […]

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