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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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Best Practices

By: Jenna Louis
August 25th, 2021

Behind every great business, there's a great human resources team. HR plays a vital role in building and developing great teams, but the most important role of HR is to support the rest of the company as they go about delivering strategic goals. Sometimes, the existing human resources team needs a helping hand. That's where HR outsourcing comes in. 

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COVID-19

By: Jenna Louis
May 7th, 2021

As more people receive a COVID vaccination, many employers are weighing their options and starting to make decisions about returning to the office. A colleague and I recently discussed what happens after you're vaccinated with a group of young professionals with the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce. We had a great discussion about considerations and forming a plan for returning to the workplace once more people are fully vaccinated.

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Business Management & Strategy | Human Capital Impact Forum

By: Jenna Louis
February 9th, 2021

On Friday, February 5, 2021, Helios HR hosted the Human Capital Impact Forum: Future-Proof Your People Strategy for 2021. The virtual event brought together over 150 HR and C-level leaders and was moderated Helios HR’s President, Ethan Gill, and included panelists: Monica Dalwadi, Managing Partner at Baker Tilly; Erin Ogburn, Chief People Officer at Kearney & Company; and Vandana Sinha, Editor-in-Chief at the Washington Business Journal.

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Business Management & Strategy | COVID-19

By: Jenna Louis
December 15th, 2020

Is Your Organizational Culture Changing Because of COVID-19? Needless to say, the COVID-19 pandemic has incited a lot of change in organizations – changes in the way people work, the way companies communicate, and what the work environment looks like, among many other things. On a positive note, many of these changes have allowed organizations to revisit programs or policies that may now be out-of-date and make adjustments to fit the shift to a largely remote workforce.

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Risk Management

By: Jenna Louis
October 30th, 2020

The McNamara-O’Hara Service Contract Act is governed by the U.S. Department of Labor and applies to contractors and subcontractors performing work on certain contracts with the Government. In my experience, I have worked with clients who have experienced difficulties understanding Service Contract Act employee exemptions.