What’s going on in the payroll world these days? Don’t worry, we don’t expect you to have the answer – that’s why we put together our monthly round-up of the payroll news and updates you need to know! This is Pay Matters – the August 2018 edition. Check out the payroll alerts and insights in this … Continue reading Pay Matters! August 2018
2018 marks the 20th publication anniversary of Harry Potter for this side of the pond, and today is both Harry and JK Rowling’s birthdays. To celebrate, I thought it’d be fun to combine JK and HP’s wizarding world with our magical world of HR. When reading or watching the series, anyone with a mind inclined toward HR can … Continue reading Harry Potter and the Human Resources Nightmare
And Will Anyone Actually Read It? Yes, you do need an employee handbook. And no, your people will not read it — unless you make it interesting and relevant to their needs. Let’s face it: At many organizations, if you ask employees if they’ve read the company manual, they’ll most likely answer, “We have a … Continue reading Does My Company Need an Employee Handbook?
Summer is the time for pools, beach days, and fighting to control your hair in the humidity. It’s a time when people get together for backyard barbecues and rooftop happy hours with family and friends. But summer is also a great time for some team bonding! We’ve put together a list of things you can … Continue reading 8+ Ways to Bond with Your Team This Summer
The best manager I ever had viewed his job as finding good people, setting lofty goals, and getting out of their way until we needed help or needed him to fly cover for us with senior management. His goal was to work himself out of his own job by preparing his successor, and he managed … Continue reading Super Manager: Cape or Invisibility Cloak?
We know, you’ve got a lot going on. So much, in fact, that you don’t have a ton of time to worry about what’s new in the payroll world. That’s where we come in! Want to make sure you’re not missing important developments in the payroll scene? Never fear: we’ve got the round-up of payroll news … Continue reading Pay Matters! July 2018
An HR department of one (HR DOO) is a generalist, a problem-solver, a multi-tasker, a recruiter, trainer, employee relations specialist, benefits administrator, CHRO. They wear all the hats. As I sat on the ground in the front left corner (we’d run out of seats), in the #SHRM18 session given by Amanda Haddaway, I couldn’t believe … Continue reading #SHRM18 Top Tips for Succeeding as an HR Department of One Session with Amanda Haddaway
An Unbiased Look at the Unlimited PTO Policy You’ve probably heard of unlimited paid time off (PTO). Maybe you’ve rolled your eyes at it. And perhaps you’ve wondered: Do any companies — that aren’t tech startups — actually have unlimited PTO? Is this really a thing? It’s a thing, just not a big thing. Only 2 … Continue reading Is Unlimited PTO Right for Your Company?
What makes an experience magical? We thought a lot about that when we were planning to attend the SHRM conference this year. Whether it’s the lighting, the atmosphere, or the company, there’s usually at least one element that awes us – something that makes us stop and go, “Wow.” Think about the scenes in the Harry Potter movies when … Continue reading Bringing Magic to SHRM 18
Ahhhhh yes, SHRM 18 is finally here. Last year we were headed down South to NOLA; this time, we’re headed West to the Windy City, Chicago. SHRM 17 was a blast. If you didn’t meet us there, you can check out our unconventional concept here. It was Viventium’s first time exhibiting at the conference, and we loved chatting with attendees about our message and learning more about them, as well! Now, it’s onto SHRM 18 in … Continue reading How to Make the Most of Your SHRM 18 Experience