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How Artificial Intelligence Can Transform Human Resources

April 23, 2019

With technology advancing, an emersion of AI has been a trendy topic of discussion between my peers and clients. A big reason discussions have started is due to Amazon’s AI recruiting tool showing bias towards women with the fear of the “unknown” or even potential job loss. As an HR Consultant in an evolving industry […]

Open Office Concepts: Are They In or Out?

March 31, 2019

Beginning in the early 2000s, open office concepts were the design trend that hit office spaces nationwide. They hit the scene because executives saw them as the perfect place for productivity, collaboration, engagement and to top it off, a way to save money. It seems, this trend may be in need of a makeover. Many […]

Top 4 Ways to Improve the Candidate Experience

March 11, 2019

With the unemployment rate at its lowest point in 50 years, it’s no secret employers are fighting over the best talent and constantly trying to find new ways to attract and retain that talent. I see this competitive market every day as a Senior Recruiting Consultant and I can’t stress enough how important it is […]

Is Candidate Ghosting Becoming a Real Problem in Your Business?

February 21, 2019

What is Ghosting? “Ghosting” is a term borrowed from the social scene, whereby after one or two dates, the prospective love interest disappears and doesn’t respond to texts, calls or emails – just gone, no explanation. Employers across the country are increasingly reporting ghosting situations on the hiring scene now too. It’s when a candidate […]

Top Strategies to Know for Reducing Healthcare Costs in 2019 and Beyond

February 18, 2019

On Friday, January 25, 2019, Helios hosted the Human Capital Impact Forum (HCIF), a program where C-level and HR leaders come to learn, collaborate and adapt human capital programs to support business growth. The topic for this session was “Reducing Healthcare Costs, Strategies to Know for 2019 & Beyond.” Below is a high-level recap of […]

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Core Office Hours Vs. Flexible Working & Employee Productivity

December 31, 2018

As our societal norms and technology have evolved, there has been a recent shift to work being completed outside of the traditional office space and office hours. This shift in flexible working has tasked leaders with the responsibility of managing the productivity and expectations for their teams.  Particularly, employees that work in exempt roles. Leaders […]

How to Create an Effective Onboarding Program

November 21, 2018

  Now more than ever, employers are examining and expanding their engagement and retention efforts in order to remain competitive in their respective industries. With approximately 60 to 70 percent of all separations being voluntary, employers are reshaping the employee lifecycle to ensure their teams are engaged and committed to the organization.  One way that […]

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Job Titles, Job Descriptions and their Impact on your Business

November 15, 2018

Many of my clients are surprised when I share that a proper job title and well-written job description are two fundamental building blocks in a successful search for the right employee. Both a job title and the description are the first impressions an applicant has of your company, and it is essential that they are […]

Developing Future Leaders: Are Leaders Born or Made?

October 29, 2018

Are leaders born or made? This is an interesting question that comes up often in client discussions around developing future leaders. For decades in our society, this has been a lifelong debate of nature versus nurture. It’s as if we think that once we can answer this question, we can unlock the mystery/challenge of identifying […]

Pros Vs. Cons: Wearable Smartwatches in the Workplace

October 8, 2018

Technology is always innovating, and employees rely on business leaders to keep-up with the changes in today’s modern workplace. One trend that is continuously gaining popularity is wearables, specifically smartwatches like the Apple Watch or Wear OS, which allows users to stay connected to their smartphones from afar. While these wearables may seem like a […]

Preparing for the Federal Government Fiscal Year End

September 6, 2018

If you look up Federal Government Fiscal Year End, here is what you would find on the Wikipedia page: The United States federal budget for the fiscal year 2018, which runs from October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018, was named America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again. It was the first […]

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10 Ideas to Enhance the Employee Experience

August 21, 2018

The employee experience, otherwise known as EX, is a hot topic right now in the corporate world, but what is it? The employee experience is the summation of the events an employee experiences throughout his or her career lifecycle with an organization. From the very first phone screen to the exit interviews and every interaction […]

Top 4 Strategies for Training and Developing Your Remote Workforce

August 17, 2018

Today’s workforce is remote and it tends to be the hardest to develop and train due to the lack of personal interactions as face-to-face communication is not always possible. I think we can both agree that having well-trained employees is vital to operating a successful business. Leaders like you often come to us for new […]

How Investing in Learning and Development Helps Retain Employees

August 13, 2018

In today’s global and highly competitive market, business leaders are constantly challenged by inventing creative solutions to improve their services and products. Only highly-skilled, motivated and engaged top talent can successfully navigate in a fast-paced, demanding and constantly evolving work environment. It is becoming increasingly clear that, in order to attract and retain said talent, […]

Payroll Vs. HR: How the Departments Work Best Together

July 24, 2018

Does Payroll fall under Human Resources? Across various clients over the years, I have encountered different departmental structures. Sometimes Payroll is housed in the HR department, other times HR is housed in the Finance department along with Payroll, or both functions are separated into two completely different departments.  There is no right or wrong way.  What […]