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Onboarding

How to Verify I-9 Documents for Remote Employees

January 18, 2017

As HR consultants, we are all too familiar with the Form I-9 and the requirement of all US employers to complete and maintain a form for each employee hired into their organization. Yet, in many organizations when we conduct an HR compliance audit, we find there to be some...

The Best Tools for Onboarding New Employees

June 17, 2016

Onboarding a new hire is a very exciting time! The energy a new team member brings can add a fun, fresh dynamic to the team along with the exciting possibilities of what this new meeting of the minds could achieve.  There is so much to do to bring your...

Hiring Managers: How to Best Determine New Hire Pay

March 29, 2016

Picture it: you have just concluded your interview and shaken hands with the ideal candidate who has all of the qualities and qualifications you are looking for in order to fill your open role and you quickly rush back to office to get in contact with your Recruiter to...

Why a Mentor Program is Best for your New Hires

February 3, 2016

As a manager, I’m sure you have brought on quite a few new hire employees. Some of these employees, when beginning employment, can “jump right in” and become a part of the team. However, others may take some time to adjust to the new culture. To assist in culture...

The Best Ways to Attract Talent for Rapidly Growing Government Contracting Firms

November 4, 2015

When I talk to rapidly growing government contractor executives, recruiting is almost always a top concern.  Many have done recruiting in an ad-hoc manner, with individuals doing recruiting while wearing other hats.  When growth climbs higher, there comes a tipping point where this way of recruiting is no longer...

The Cost of I-9 Form Errors

July 27, 2015

When we engage with a new client as part of our HR management engagements, one of the first things we look at is the state of their I-9 forms. We look at all sections for completeness and accuracy and all too often the results are the same – multiple violations...

How Pre-Employment Tests Can Help Build Effective Teams

June 23, 2015

Are Pre-Employment Tests Best For Your Business? Are you striving to find the most effective ways to measure a potential candidate’s “fit” for your team? It’s always stressful determining if the candidate will be the right person for the job. When making hiring decisions there are many components to look at during the...

A Review on How To Successfully Onboard Your New Employee(s)

April 21, 2015

Onboarding: 1 Day Vs. 90 Days Effectively onboarding employees can go a long way in ensuring they become productive, engaged employees.  Although the focus is finally shifting to enriching onboarding programs, there are still many companies that believe onboarding consists of having the new hire complete the required paperwork...

The Cost of a Failed International Assignment & What to Do Instead

April 9, 2015

Though international work experience has definite benefits for both employees and the businesses they support, the cost of a failed assignment cannot be ignored. Depending on the assignment package and location, some international assignments can cost a company three to four times the base salary. Failure can come in...

HR Practitioner Vs. Consultant – What’s the Difference?

February 24, 2015

Transitioning from an HR Practitioner to an HR Consultant sounds like a fairly simple move from a career perspective, right? You’ve been in the HR field for 10 years, you’ve worked your way up in an organization and are now a successful HR Director managing a team of HR...

Welcoming Transgendered Employees to Your Team: A Review on How to Best Prepare

February 9, 2015

What does it mean to be an inclusive work place environment? Employees vary greatly in every organization. When making a decision to hire an individual based on whether they “fit” into the culture many companies view an individual’s personality, attitude and whether they are able to be trained to...

Call for Nominations for the Helios Apollo Awards™

December 14, 2014

Recognizing Forward-Thinking Employers for Outstanding Employee Development Programs RESTON, VA, December 14, 2014 – Helios HR today announced the welcoming of nominations for the 2015 Helios Apollo Awards™, which recognizes Greater Washington employers who focus on the growth and development of their people. The deadline to submit an application is...

Annual Review of Your Onboarding Process – 3 Quick & Easy Updates

November 28, 2014

If you’ve ever had a conversation with an HR professional, you’ve likely heard us go into detail about how important a positive onboarding experience is for your new hires. This is your organization’s chance to not only validate for the employee that they chose the right position/organization to join...

Best Practices and Trends of Pre-employment Onboarding

June 30, 2014

Recently my colleagues and I were asked to research pre-employment employee engagement.  In my research, I came across a study from The Wynhurst Group that says, “new employees decide whether they feel at home or not in the first three weeks in a company and 4% of new employees leave...

Pros Vs. Cons of Personality Assessments

May 22, 2014

The Top Pros Vs. Cons of Workplace Personality Assessments to Consider for Hiring and Employee Development Today, I see more and more of our clients utilizing personality assessments in their hiring and employee development practices. In fact, according to Psychology Today, about 80% of Fortune 500 companies use personality...