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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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Total Rewards

By: Paul Davis
May 9th, 2018

Most organizations that I consult with aren’t trying to play games with how they compensate their staff. Quite simply, they just want to pay their employees fairly and competitively!

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Best Practices

By: Paul Davis
April 25th, 2018

HR metrics are measurements intended to be aligned with business and HR strategic goals. Metrics can be mathematically very simple and the most effective ones are typically those that can be easily understood and communicated. This blog details the process to follow to ensure that the HR metrics that you’re creating and using are of use to the business and achieve the results that you’re intending. Since the impetus behind the creation of metrics can vary widely, keep in mind that this is mainly from a general standpoint.

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Total Rewards | Talent Acquisition

By: Paul Davis
April 11th, 2018

What is a "Hot Job"? When I’m working with clients to develop targeted recruiting plans it’s common to encounter positions that require additional planning in order to successfully fill the vacancy. These jobs are those that are in high demand and are often referred to as "hot jobs".

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By: Paul Davis
April 4th, 2018

Once you have decided you want to invest in a Learning Management System, the next step is figuring out how to select the right LMS. I won’t be covering the entire project lifecycle that we typically do in our consulting engagements such as strategy alignment, budgeting, resource allocation, requirements gathering, etc. Instead, I want to boil down some of the main features and functionality that Helios’ clients are often interested in when reviewing LMS options on the market. This same review can also be used if you have a current LMS that isn’t meeting your needs. Lastly, I’ll list some of the most popular online learning platform options on the market at the end of this article.

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Communication | Total Rewards | Business Management & Strategy | Career Tips

By: Paul Davis
March 22nd, 2018

What is Role Clarity? The simplest way of describing role clarity ties back to the basic question of whether an organization can clearly describe the duties and responsibilities associated with a role and the accompanying baseline requirements that an individual needs to have in order to effectively perform the role. Creating and maintaining an environment that engenders role clarity has a number of positive impacts that directly impact the success of organizations. This article discusses five of the main positive outcomes for businesses if they effectively generate and manage role clarity.

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Employee Relations | Career Tips

By: Paul Davis
February 13th, 2018

Year over year we find that leaders from organizations of all sizes and industries share that employee and leadership development are among the top challenges that they face in their business. Is this true for you?