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A Review of the Top Nonprofit Career Development Trends Today

May 20, 2016

Globally, the workforce is getting older while also getting younger, creating the perfect conditions for leadership challenges. And that means, no matter where an employee works around the globe today, they probably work for an organization struggling to retain its talent. According to Deloitte’s Human Capital Trends 2016 report, 28%...

10 Best Practices for Spring Cleaning your HR Department

April 18, 2016

Spring has approached, which always seems like the time of year I like to get organized and get rid of unnecessary clutter.  It is also the perfect time for HR to do some of their own spring cleaning for better order in the workplace.  Typically it gets quite hectic...

Lessons from Leaders: Best Practices in Executing Corporate Growth Strategies

April 8, 2016

Organizational growth can be based on a number of different strategies, including growing capacity, expanding or changing customer base, or offering new or upgraded products or services.  Further, strategies may be executed using different tools, including organic or acquisition based growth.  Regardless of strategy, there are common lessons learned...

How to Best Maximize Your ROI with Effective Recruiting

April 5, 2016

I’ve noticed a recurring theme when engaging in Human Resources (HR) consulting and interacting with organization leaders; they don’t all agree on the value that HR can provide to their organization, but they all understand the critical importance of recruiting. (For the record, effective HR has a huge positive...

5 Tips to Boost Trust in an Organization

March 17, 2016

Is a Lack of Trust Driving Away Your Success? As a leader, your priorities are vast. However, nothing takes a higher priority than building trust in your team and organization. Without trust, you get high turnover, reduced performance and revenue, and a lot of stress. With trust and a...

A Review of the Hottest Word: Culture

March 14, 2016

In 2014, Merriam-Webster announced “Culture” as the top word of the year as shown by the increase in look ups over the prior year.  Not surprising as it seems to appear in regular conversations more frequently.  As it relates to organizational culture, we’re referring to the unwritten expectations of what...

The 4 Seasons of Compensation: A Review of the Annual Priorities

March 3, 2016

I always get excited once February comes to a close and March rears its lovely face. I begin to notice the abundance of daylight, I hear talk of spring break plans and I even look forward to day light saving time despite that one sweet hour of sleep disappearing...

Excel Your Hiring Practices in 2016: A Recruiting Process Review

January 20, 2016

If you are like me, you’ve probably made at least one or two New Year’s resolutions like going to the gym more or tackling some projects around the house this year. What about resolutions at work?  Sure, you probably know the timeline for required reporting and plan accordingly each year, but what...

Thriving vs. Surviving: What Choice Do You Make?

January 11, 2016

What’s Preventing You From Thriving? Last week I published a post entitled “What’s getting in our way?” and encouraged readers to give thought to one word that depicted something they needed in order to thrive.  For me that answer came rather readily.  I need a connection. I need to ‘feel...

Need Vs. Want: What’s Getting In Our Way?

January 4, 2016

Each turn of the calendar to January has always brought to me a renewed energy, excitement and focus. Unlike my daughter who laments taking down the Christmas decorations and while I love having them fill our home with warmth, joy and tradition, I look forward to the tree going...

Why Organizations Need New Performance Review Processes

October 28, 2015

We’ve all been there… You filled out your annual self-evaluation. Your manager reviewed it. Your manager reviewed your performance and sent their review and your self-review to your second level manager for review and approval. You have a meeting with your manager to review the appraisal. You sign off...

How to Become a Best Place to Work – Ask for Employee Feedback

October 15, 2015

Human capital is your most important asset.  A lot of organizations talk about this in executive speeches, marketing materials and advertisements. If you are one of these organizations, what are doing to support this statement? Are you actively reaching out to your employees to listen to what they have...

The Best Tips to Study for Professional HR Certifications

October 7, 2015

PHR & SPHR vs. SHRM-CP & SHRM-SCP: What’s the Difference Between these HR Certifications? In several industries, professionals have the option to obtain certifications in their area of expertise. Many companies require certifications as insurance that their employees have the knowledge necessary to perform the job they were hired for. In the...

How to Create the Best HR Function: Link to the Business Strategy

September 30, 2015

Often at Helios, we are approached by CEOs and Human Resource executives who want to redefine HR’s role from being administrative to a role that strategically defines how the organization’s goals will be achieved through its people. And it makes sense why leaders want to get more from HR...

Career Paths: A Best Practice for Retaining Top Talent

August 7, 2015

Why Every Organization Needs Career Paths As leaders, you probably know that hiring the best talent is often your greatest competitive advantage. After you hire the right talent, how do you convince them to stay? A key retention strategy organizations should consider is to outline career paths. Why? It’s simple:...