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3 Simple Steps to Supply Chain Change Management

June 16, 2017

There is great interest in the topic of Change Management (CM) among my clients these days. I always tell them for a moment, forget the angst that goes along with a new organizational management buzz concept, new models, acronyms, and the “OMG something else to learn anxiety!” Simply consider this simple three-step change management model: […]

What Is Long Term Care Insurance?

June 12, 2017

Like most of us, you probably hope or expect your children will take care of you when you are no longer self-sufficient.  Unfortunately, most children will NOT take care of their parents.  Eye opener, right? In this article, I will guide you through the who, what, when, where, why, and how of long term care insurance […]

Need HR? Review Your Options for HR Support Services

June 8, 2017

I am often asked about my thoughts on what kind of HR support a client needs, and what is best for a business “of my size”?  And my answer is almost always the same…it depends. A lot must be considered when determining if the best HR solution for your company. Making the decision between temporary, […]

Hiring an Internal Recruiter Vs. Recruitment Process Outsourcing

June 7, 2017

How to Decide Between Hiring a Recruiter Vs. Recruitment Process Outsourcing I am continually surprised when I speak with executives of growing companies who do not have skilled recruiting resources in place. You may be wondering what the available options are. One option is to hire an internal recruiter. Another option is to outsource recruitment to the experts. […]

The Impact of Having an Effective Salary Structure

May 26, 2017

What an Effective Salary Structure Can Do For Your Business It is common for organizational leaders to dwell on what percentage salary increases to give to employees, how much they should offer to a candidate that they’re looking to hire, or even what compensation should be provided to an employee who has changed jobs internally […]

How to Review Your Wellness Program for Compliance

May 23, 2017

Employers that offer health benefits to their employees may also offer wellness programs to contain health plan costs, help employees stay healthy and increase employees’ knowledge as health care consumers. Wellness programs – also referred to as disease-management programs, employee wellness plans or programs, corporate wellness programs, or a range of other names – take […]

Why Not Taking Time Off from Work Creates Business Problems

May 19, 2017

Paid Vacation is Best For Business! Paid vacation is an employer optional benefit – a very important benefit.  In fact, it is the #2 ranked benefit contributing to employee satisfaction (#1 is healthcare) according to Glassdoor. It is now officially Summer 2017 and all employees, managers alike, need to take time off from demanding work […]

Recruiting Solutions: How to Gain Greater Effectiveness

May 17, 2017

You would be hard pressed to find a C-level executive who does not think that successfully staffing their organization can either make or break their organization in the long run. Aside from some roles directly impacting company revenue, losing out on top talent to competitors typically signals the slow and inexorable decline of a business. […]

How to Find the Best HR Leader for Your Business

May 15, 2017

It’s Friday afternoon and your Director of HR just gave their resignation. As hard as it probably is to hear the news, I’m writing this to tell you, please don’t worry. You don’t need to stress about taking on HR on your own or loading more onto your existing team whose plates are already full, […]

What to Do When Your HR Leader Leaves

May 11, 2017

Is Interim HR Consulting the Right Temporary HR Solution For You? You just learned that your HR Director needs surgery and will be out of commission for 12 weeks starting tomorrow or your HR Business Partner turned in his resignation and with a two-week notice there is no time to hire and train a replacement […]

How to Avoid a Compliance Nightmare with the Gig Workforce

May 10, 2017

Gig what? The gig economy has a few monikers: shared economy, human cloud, contingent digital workforce, on-demand workforce. All these names apply to a growing type of work relationship characterized by its nature. The human cloud amounts to an abundance of work that is short term in nature and is often highly specialized and/or assignment […]

FAQ Clients Ask About Helios HR

May 2, 2017

Why Helios? As new consultants join the growing Helios HR team, they often ask me what I like most about working at Helios.  I always take a moment to reflect on that question and to date, my response has always been, “our team”.  When I say our team, I mean just that. It’s the people […]

Title VII Review: Sex Discrimination – Where Does Sexual Orientation Fall, In or Out?

April 19, 2017

Most of my clients’ view Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as Sex Discrimination as adverse action taken against an employee on the basis of his/her sex, male or female.  Pretty straight forward….right? Well, as of April 4, 2017, the legal waters have just gotten very muddy. The Seventh Circuit Court in […]

How to Offer Unlimited Sick Leave & Migitigate Risk as an Employer

April 5, 2017

Mitigating Risks of Unlimited Sick Leave Unlimited sick leave policies are gaining popularity as a great addition to an organization’s total rewards package. However, most employers tend to not implement the policies because of the risk factors.  Yes, you might have that occasional employee who abuses the policy, but that can be managed. What I […]

How to Best Approach Reducing the Gender Wage Gap at Your Organization

April 4, 2017

What Organizations Can Do to Reduce the Gender Pay Gap During a recent interview about gender pay equity on Freakonomics with Harvard economics professor Claudia Goldin, she noted that the reasons for the existence of the gender pay gap in the United States are varied and complex. For organizations that are interested in promoting pay […]