Our Work

Your business is only as good as your people.

A great employee, a great team, a great company, and a great success doesn’t just happen. Greatness requires a plan.

VIVO Growth Partners HR Team Case Studies

Our process

VIVO Growth Partners is a flexible + scalable HR + talent solution that grows as you grow. We succeed by creating custom HR + talent engagements that work for your business. There are no cookie-cutter solutions, no prefab packages. Instead, we create a purpose-built HR + talent offering that seamlessly integrates with your operations to meet your goals.


Our team of HR + talent experts help create processes and implement systems, deal with complex employee issues, and navigate change. We help build HR + talent functions from the ground up and guide leaders through gray areas.

Our ideal client

While our clients span industries, our most successful engagements share some common characteristics: 

  • Leadership shares our belief that people are the greatest asset a business can have
  • Typically have between 15-100 employees
  • Has a growth mindset
  • Growth is often outpacing systems
  • Views HR as a strategic business function with a seat at the leadership table
  • Talent-dependent
  • A commitment to getting it right
VIVO Growth Ideal HR Client

Case Studies

Career Pathing

Small PR agency (~25 employees) wanted to develop a career path to help develop and retain current employees, attract new hires, and create this under the premise of keeping the team small.

Company Layoffs

Tech company experiencing extreme growth failed to secure its next round of funding and needed to lay off approximately ⅓ of the team.

Extension of HR Team

Healthcare organization going through rapid growth needed ad hoc HR support because the HR Generalist was going out on an extended leave of absence. Eventually, accounting contact left the [...]

HR Assessment HRO

Small design agency with employees in several states wanted an HR assessment to determine future HR needs and ensure they were compliant with all federal, state, and local laws.

HR Partnership

In 2016, approached by real estate and property management company with approximately 25 employees for an HR partnership.

HRIS Conversion

A property management company has a good culture but wants to improve the overall employee experience.

Manager Program

A growing marketing agency with an abundance of new hires in management roles needed guidance on how to be a leader of people.

Performance Management

Smaller technology consulting firm (~20 employees) wanted to develop a performance management process to be utilized company-wide, uniformly and consistently.

TA Partnership

A local healthcare organization approached VIVO for recruiting assistance for various positions.

TA Search

A mid-sized family-owned and operated manufacturing company needed a full-time HR Director.

  • “Adding VIVO’s services to the mix has been critical for [our leaders] and we couldn’t be more happy with our engagement. I’m not sure how we would have handled all of the recent hiring and other situations/efforts without having them.”

    — Josh Gratsch, Chief Operating Officer, Ascend Innovations
  • “Hiring VIVO has been life changing! As a small company, HR duties tend to fall to the person willing to take them on, which for our organization was me… a numbers person. It quickly became evident that not only was it taking more time than anticipated, but it was work I didn’t enjoy, and our team was not getting the service they needed – or deserved. When I initially met with Molly, the services she told me they would offer sounded too good to be true, and 3+ years later, they’ve exceeded all expectations! Katie and Molly respond promptly and professionally to all inquiries, and have become highly-valued members of our team. I don’t know what we’d do without them!”

    — Molly Engle, EVP, The Zimmerman Companies