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Goal Setting

Sample Pre- and Post-Offer Self Identification Forms to Comply with New OFCCP Regulations

June 23, 2014

As a government contractor with 50 employees and $50,000 in government contracts, you are required to have an Affirmative Action Plan (AAP).  Much of the information that goes into your AAP is collected from your applicants and employee population by providing them with an invitation to voluntarily self-identify. On...

Engaging your team… articulate the behaviors that lead to success.

April 9, 2014

Do you get the sense that your employees feel undervalued and/or unappreciated, but you can’t figure out why? You’ve done everything you can think of in making your salaries competitive, offering comprehensive benefits, implementing employee recognition programs, yet the employee morale just isn’t where you think it should be....

Key Components of Talent Acquisition vs. Recruiting

February 28, 2014

How to Establish the Best Career Mentor Relationship for Professional Development

January 31, 2014

Have you ever thought about using a cost effective, long-term strategy that will help take your career, knowledge or professional presence to the next level? There are times that we feel a desire to improve upon ourselves, but a course or a workshop may not be the solution....

The Best Considerations for a Cost Effective and Fun Weight Loss Program

January 24, 2014

It’s the New Year! The time is upon us once again when we, along with many of our friends and colleagues, embrace the symbolic opportunity to begin anew, embrace forgotten goals, realign dreams and LOSE WEIGHT! I’m sure we have all experienced the wave of new diets, spike...

Engaged Employees vs. Disengaged Employees – Determining Your Workforce

January 15, 2014

Let's face it, engaged employees drive your business. Think of the employee who is aligned with the mission and vision of the organization...s/he produces quality work with a great attitude, "thinks outside the box" and creates new and exciting ways of improving productivity and affecting the bottom line. But...

How to Best Fill Out the Application for the Helios Apollo Awards

January 14, 2014

At Helios, we believe in providing a collaborative environment for thought leadership to thrive. In 2007, we decided to create a community of sharing by hosting the first Apollo Awards program to inspire Washington leaders on the impact employee development can make in an organization and the community.

How to Develop the Best Wellness Program for Your Organization

December 26, 2013

The health of your human capital should be one of your organization’s top priorities year after year. All levels of management should be just as concerned about this issue as they are other financial objectives and goals you are trying to achieve. Studies have shown a healthy and engaged...

The Problems of Setting Goals for the New Year: They Must Be SMART!

December 12, 2013

Each one of us is in control of our future. Whether we want to improve ourselves in our current job, striving for a promotion or new position, we must create a plan to help us achieve our aspirations. Goals help you to create an outline of what...

What is Gratitude really? And why does it matter?

November 6, 2013

Merriam-Webster defines being ‘grateful’ as: grate·ful adjective ˈgrāt-fəl: feeling or showing thanks: feeling or showing thanks to someone for some helpful act Seems easy enough. Until you get to the office. A survey of 2,007 people for the John Templeton Foundation of West Conshohocken, PA, found that the workplace is the last place people express gratitude. On average, only 10% of adults thank a colleague each day, and worse than that, only 7% express gratitude to a boss daily. And 60% said they “either never express gratitude at work or do so perhaps once a year.”

Managing Performance: How to Give An Employee Feedback for Poor Performance

September 26, 2013

As HR consultants, clients often approach us seeking guidance on how to manage an employee who is under performing in their current role.  By the time a manager has decided to approach HR with the situation they are often frustrated with the poor performance and are seeking HR intervention.  ...

Top 10 Accelerators in Growing a Company

September 11, 2013

Recently I was interviewed by Ingar Grev of The Strategic Business Forum. Ingar was interested to hear about what has worked for me as an entrepreneur, contributing to the success of Helios, and what advice and counsel would I give my colleagues—basic 'lessons learned' as a CEO. How appropriate...

How to Create a Wellness Program at Work

July 17, 2013

Are you concerned about your employees' physical and mental health? Of course you are! Have you created a wellness program? Read this article to learn how!

Executive Spotlight: Christopher Hearing, President of Direct Holdings Global

July 15, 2013

Direct Holdings Global, most notably associated with the success of the Time Life brand, is a multi-channel marketer, distributor, and leader in entertainment and lifestyle direct-to-consumer marketing. In this interview, President Chris Hearing shares how they foster an environment that encourages trust and innovation. Check out the full interview...

What is Compensation Benchmarking, and Why is it a Best Practice?

July 11, 2013

Maybe you’ve heard of compensation benchmarking, but you really don’t understand what it is or why it’s important to an organization. This post will help you get a big picture overview of what it is, why organizations need it, and the implementation involved.