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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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Talent Acquisition

By: Debra Kabalkin
March 23rd, 2022

A surprising number of hiring managers still rely on a reactive recruitment strategy. They wait until a vacancy opens up, and then they put a HELP WANTED sign in the window – or they do the digital equivalent, which is placing an ad on a job board.  

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Recruitment outsourcing

By: Debra Kabalkin
March 17th, 2022

Recruitment can be one of the most painful things about running a business. Talk to some CEO or HR leaders about their experiences on the hiring market, and they will tell you horror stories along the lines of:

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Best Practices | Employee Relations

By: Helios
March 3rd, 2022

If you ask successful CEOs for the secrets of a thriving business, they will all say the same thing: great people and accurate data. High-quality business intelligence is a powerful tool that empowers leaders to identify opportunities, find efficiencies, and strengthen the bottom line.

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Business Management & Strategy

By: Helios
March 2nd, 2022

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.

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COVID-19 | Employee Engagement

By: Kayla Bell
February 25th, 2022

During the pandemic, you probably saw how your employee engagement can be volatile and unpredictable. According to the polling firm Gallup, average engagement levels in the U.S. soared to an all-time high in May 2020, after the first wave of shelter-in-place orders. Just one month later, engagement had plummeted to an all-time low.

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Total Rewards

By: Amy Dozier
February 15th, 2022

We’ve talked before about how it’s sometimes hard to communicate Total Rewards to employees, especially younger workers. Employees don’t always see beyond their paycheck, and employers struggle to show the value of less tangible benefits.