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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

By: Helios
January 13th, 2021

As an HR consulting and outsourcing firm, we often hear from business leaders who want to get more out of their HR function. We find that the biggest opportunity is the chance to redefine and reset the expectations that HR’s role doesn't have to be solely administrative. With the right professionals and leadership, HR can be a function that strategically defines how the organization’s goals will be achieved through its talent. Read below to discover how HR activities support the organizational strategy.

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Total Rewards

By: Helios
November 23rd, 2020

Acknowledgement and appreciation of employees is essential for a more positive, productive, and profitable organization. Over the years, there has been more and more evidence and data that links employee appreciation with customer satisfaction, and organizational growth. The business case is there. Now, it's a matter of making it an intentional practice. Did you know that over 65 percent of employees report they don’t feel recognized at work, according to an Achievers survey? And Bersin by Deloitte reports that, "nearly 75% of organizations have a recognition program (despite the fact that only 58% of employees think that their organizations have recognition programs).” With Employee Appreciation Day on March 2nd, it's an ideal time to refresh and revamp your employee recognition program to recognize your company's most valuable assets. 3 Areas to Focus on for Your Employee Recognition Program

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Business Management & Strategy | Best Practices | Employee Relations

By: Helios
February 14th, 2018

With Valentine's Day and Employee Appreciation Day around the corner on March 2nd, it's a good reminder to check in on your employee engagement. Not only is an engaged culture more fun to work in, creating a culture that embodies happiness and satisfaction just makes cents! (Pun-intended.)  Effective human capital practices can and will, lead to positive financial outcomes.

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Communication | Benefits | Employee Relations

By: Helios
October 24th, 2017

You just met with your Meltzer Rep and signed the renewal for next year’s insurance programs.  What should you do now with your benefit plan changes going into effect in few months? Getting organized is the first step to a successful Open Enrollment.

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By: Helios
August 22nd, 2017

Your HR Manager just notified you she is leaving the area.  After sitting down and taking a deep breath, you start thinking…. “Hmm…what do I do now?” The scenarios may sound something like: