How are you celebrating National Learning and Development Month this October? What? You didn’t know? That’s OK. Because you know something far more important — than building skills is an ongoing process that should be happening throughout the year. And sure enough, there are countless employee and leadership development programs to help you do just … Continue reading 6 Ways to Make Mentoring Matter at Your Company
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?
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
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