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Guest Contributor: Doug Anderson

Blog Feature


By: Guest Contributor: Doug Anderson
January 19th, 2022

Helios HR partnered with DCA Live to host the first executive roundtable discussion of 2022 yesterday! Throughout the year, DCA Live brings together groups of leaders to discuss their top issues and brainstorm solutions. The focus of our conversation yesterday was around human capital and talent management. The roundtable discussion included leaders: Kathy Albarado, CEO, Helios HR AJ Buniak, SVP, AssuredPartners Celia de la Torre, HR Director, Dignari Inc Erin Fristoe, Director of Talent and Community Engagement, Research Innovations Incorporated Marisa Krafisg, Chief Human Resource Office, Intellidyne Laurie Smith, Director of HR, Nodal Exchange Alex Taylor, Sr Business Investment Manager, Arlington Economic Development Key Themes & Takeaways  1) Vaccine mandates are creating heartburn for employers "The back and forth on the executive order on vaccines has been very challenging and is making recruiting that much harder. Our recruiters are having to ask candidates if they are vaccinated and it complicates the process. It's also awkward for everyone and may wind up ultimately being unnecessary. My poor recruiters are getting beaten up all the time." Another leader shared that they are not requiring vaccines, but they do require employees to share their vaccination status with the company.