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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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Communication | Benefits | Employee Relations | Health Care

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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News | Business Management & Strategy | Health Care

By: Natalie O'Laughlin
May 8th, 2017

Reston, Virginia -- May 8th, 2017 — Helios HR partnered up with the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) to host their third Human Capital Impact Forum (HCIF) at The Tower Club located in Tysons Corner, Friday morning, May 5th. The Human Capital Impact Forum is where 100 C-level executives and their HR leaders come together to learn, collaborate and adapt human capital programs that drive business growth. This forum was developed as the next evolution of the Helios Apollo Awards, a program Helios held for the last 10 years that recognized leaders for outstanding talent development. This past HCIF offered recertification credit hours and the opportunity to learn what cultures are attracting and retaining today’s new graduates and top-talent.

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Business Management & Strategy | Best Practices | Employee Relations | Health Care

By: Audrey Wieland
June 27th, 2016

Managing people is no easy task. It requires a good attitude, people skills and the ability to build trust throughout an organization. Managers are tasked with the dichotomous responsibility of managing and leading. They must both negotiate the organization’s bottom line while fostering a healthy sustainable workforce.  Key to this is front line management with high levels of self-awareness.  Awareness creates room for developing the ability to understand and model the values of an organization.  If your managers are unaware of their impact, they may be doing more harm than good.

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Communication | Risk Management | News | Best Practices | Employee Relations | Health Care

By: Amber Pereira
June 24th, 2016

We have all seen those straight out of the movies scenarios on the news when tragedy strikes at work. An active shooter comes in and wreaks havoc on anyone and everyone. The haunting images of people running for their lives or the aftermath usually stick with me for days after. These events generally leave you with the feeling of sadness and also thoughts about what if it happened at your workplace. How likely are you to be exposed to this situation?

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Risk Management | Benefits | Employee Relations | Health Care

By: Helios
March 10th, 2016

We are hearing about changes to the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule, which has been protecting patient and employee’s health information since it was passed in 1996.  Mostly these changes are affecting health-related organizations.  Now the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is moving forward in modifying the regulations to allow certain covered entities to disclose to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) the identities of those individuals who, due to specific mental health reasons are prohibited by Federal law from having a firearm.