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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 | Employee Relations

By: Ber Leary
June 29th, 2022

Employees often shiver when they hear the words “performance management”. It evokes images of stuffy meeting rooms, where you feel like you’re in high school again as a manager looks over your file and assigns you grades.

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Business Management & Strategy | Best Practices | Employee Relations

By: Kim Moshlak
June 22nd, 2022

As an outsourced HR consultant, I regularly work with small businesses in need of support in Human Resources. Often these businesses are either in a start-up mode or have a small footprint and need part-time, efficient support to move their businesses forward. That work can sometimes be tactical, and sometimes strategic, and so hiring an outsourcing firm with a broad base of talented generalists can often be a great solution for a company that finds itself in this situation.

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Business Management & Strategy

By: Helios
June 14th, 2022

When you're first starting to build your business, it makes sense to handle HR on your own. For small businesses with less than 10-15 employees, we typically recommend having a good payroll provider and benefits broker, and you should be in pretty good shape. Until then, you don't have to worry too much.

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Business Management & Strategy | Talent Acquisition

By: Helios
June 8th, 2022

You just learned that your HR Director needs surgery and will be out of commission for 12 weeks starting tomorrow or your HR Business Partner turned in her resignation and with a two-week notice there is no time to hire and train a replacement before he leaves.

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Diversity & Inclusion | News | Business Management & Strategy | Best Practices | Employee Relations

By: Kim Moshlak
June 2nd, 2022

Over the past few years, we've seen the national conversation about diversity change as people respond to movements like #MeToo and #BlackLivesMatter. People increasingly expect their employers to support DE&I initiatives and support an inclusive workplace. One survey found that up to 86% of candidates are more likely to choose an employer that supports diversity.  While most companies have a diversity equity and inclusion policy in place, not every office is welcoming to women and minorities. This presents a real challenge for employers. How do you go about creating a respectful workplace? And how do you keep diversity alive on your team? 

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Diversity & Inclusion | Business Management & Strategy | COVID-19 | DEI

By: Andrell Forelien
May 19th, 2022

Like many other knowledge workers, my sister has been working remotely for the last two years. The organization she works for has suddenly decided to ditch its remote-work model and has communicated to its employees that they "will no longer support remote work or hybrid program." Employees will be expected to return to the office pre-pandemic style now.