We’re back! The SHRM 2018 Annual Conference & Exposition is in Chicago this year, and you better believe we’ve got our tickets booked to fly out to the Windy City. Last year, we had the opportunity to meet so many great people and share with them our Viventium story and mission. If you attended SHRM17, you’ll remember our booth … Continue reading Do You Believe in Magic? You Will After SHRM 18!
Let me tell you about Kevin Morrissey. Kevin, a managing editor at The Virginia Quarterly Review, had received a scolding email from his boss, Ted Genoways, about his work. Kevin was already used to such messages; he’d been getting them almost daily, especially after he had questioned the publication’s accounting practices. By the time Ted … Continue reading Workplace Bullying: The Bully You Can’t See
So many headlines these days seem to follow this trajectory: Day 1 – allegations are made of harassment, or similar misconduct, against a high-level individual in an organization. Day 2 – the accused individual is fired. We hear a lot these days about these previously high-powered individuals rapidly falling from grace (and power and profit!) … Continue reading Everyone is Entitled to a Good-Faith Investigation
Have you ever noticed what a bad rap HR people get in film and TV? “The Bobs” are portrayed as dumb efficiency consultants whom everyone fears in Office Space, Toby Flenderson is Michael Scott’s verbal (and, yes, sometimes literal) punching bag in “The Office,” and Pam Poovey just makes everyone uncomfortable as an HR director … Continue reading 3 HR Myths You Need to Bust for Your CEO
How to Become the Rosa Parks of HR Over half a century ago, Rosa Parks knew she was not allowed to sit at the front of a bus. So when she boarded one in 1955, she knew better than to ask the driver for permission. Nor did she seek the blessing of fellow passengers. … Continue reading Viventium Celebrates Women’s History Month: Rosa Parks