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Helios HR Blog

Timely blog posts by HR and Recruiting consultants responding to every day questions, hot topics and compliance-related news as it relates to attracting, engaging and retaining talent.

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Business Management & Strategy | Employee Relations

By: Ber Leary
June 29th, 2022

Employees often shiver when they hear the words “performance management”. It evokes images of stuffy meeting rooms, where you feel like you’re in high school again as a manager looks over your file and assigns you grades.

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HR Tech | Best Practices | Recruitment outsourcing

By: Ber Leary
June 24th, 2022

When you work in HR outsourcing, one of the hardest questions to answer is: what does an HR consultant actually do? It would be easier to answer the question, “what does an HR consultant not do?”

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Business Management & Strategy | Best Practices | Employee Relations

By: Kim Moshlak
June 22nd, 2022

As an outsourced HR consultant, I regularly work with small businesses in need of support in Human Resources. Often these businesses are either in a start-up mode or have a small footprint and need part-time, efficient support to move their businesses forward. That work can sometimes be tactical, and sometimes strategic, and so hiring an outsourcing firm with a broad base of talented generalists can often be a great solution for a company that finds itself in this situation.

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By: Ber Leary
June 15th, 2022

Your Human Resources team has one core function: to ensure that you've always got the right people in the right place at the right time. But what happens when you don't have the right people in HR? Or when a key member of your HR team becomes unavailable?

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Business Management & Strategy

By: Helios
June 14th, 2022

When you're first starting to build your business, it makes sense to handle HR on your own. For small businesses with less than 10-15 employees, we typically recommend having a good payroll provider and benefits broker, and you should be in pretty good shape. Until then, you don't have to worry too much.

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By: Ber Leary
June 9th, 2022

Government contracts can be a lifeline for private companies, offering a stable and reliable source of long-term income. But GovCon work can also pose some unique challenges, especially when it comes to recruitment and retention.