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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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Risk Management | Benefits | Employee Relations

By: Debra Kabalkin
May 2nd, 2018

Throughout my time as an HR consultant, I have worked with companies of all sizes, but for the purpose of this article, I wanted to focus primarily on small business.  When talking about policies and compliance topics one of the first questions companies ask is about the different types of leave and FMLA.

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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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Benefits | Best Practices

By: Lisa Smith
October 9th, 2017

Fall is here and this is the time of year that some employers dread…Open Enrollment season. It’s never too early to prepare for open enrollment and engage your employees to make health care choices for the following plan year. Being overwhelmed during the process is inevitable, but there are ways to make sure things go smoothly.

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Benefits

By: Cindy Najera
June 12th, 2017

Like most of us, you probably hope or expect your children will take care of you when you are no longer self-sufficient.  Unfortunately, most children will NOT take care of their parents.  Eye opener, right?

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Risk Management | Benefits

By: Lauren Shreve
May 5th, 2017

Since revisions to the Fair Standard Labor Act’s (FSLA) overtime rule was stopped ten days prior to going into effect on December 1, 2016, overtime has been on the minds of employers. Many HR professionals, myself included, poured over reports of employees and salaries to see who would be pushed back into the hourly (non-exempt) classification and who would remain salaried.