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Helios HR Blog

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 | Best Practices | Employee Relations

By: Connie Maniscalco
July 13th, 2021

Strong team culture can be the fine line between success and failure. And yet, team culture is something that’s hard to define and even harder to manage. In an age of hybrid teams and remote workers, cultural cohesion can seem like a bigger challenge than ever. But you’ve got one secret weapon on your side: your HR team.

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Talent Acquisition | Retained Search

By: Debra Kabalkin
July 8th, 2021

The recruitment process can be grueling, especially when you’re trying to fill a high-level position. That’s why it’s so disheartening when you finally find an ideal person, only for them to say, “thanks, but no thanks.” There are many reasons that candidates decline job offers, and there are lots of things you can do to improve your odds.

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Employee Relations | DEI

By: Paul McGee
July 7th, 2021

We recently celebrated Juneteenth as an official federal holiday, making June 19 the national day to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States. It’s a day of reflection for many of us, as we look back on the injustices of the past and ask ourselves: what can I do to make a better future.

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Total Rewards | Benefits | Leave Administration

By: Kayla Bell
July 6th, 2021

Compliance is often the greatest challenge when administering your company's leave policy. Employees are entitled to time off in certain circumstances, such as family emergencies, jury duty, military service, or dealing with a medical issue. But the leave laws that grant these rights are a complex mish-mash of local, state, and federal legislation.

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Total Rewards | Benefits | Employee Relations

By: Kayla Bell
June 23rd, 2021

It seems like everyone I speak to these days is seeing a spike in requests for PTO leave, parental leave, FMLA, and the like. After a year of lockdown, it makes sense that people are now jumping at the urge to take some time off. And, if the requests haven’t started coming in yet, everyone on your team will need time off in the future, whether it’s planned vacation time or an unplanned absence due to personal circumstances. Yet, despite the ubiquity of this task, leave administration can be one of the most complex processes to manage in HR when you have a large employee population.

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Best Practices | Talent Acquisition

By: Debra Kabalkin
June 7th, 2021

Unemployment rates are at an all-time high, which might make you think that employers hold all the cards in today’s recruitment market. In fact, many businesses are finding it harder than ever to fill vacant positions, and competition is especially ferocious at a senior level. Landing a top-tier candidate is a real challenge that requires an airtight recruitment process.