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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?
NEW YORK – February 10, 2022 – NFP, a leading insurance broker and consultant that provides property and casualty (P&C), corporate benefits, retirement, and individual solutions, today announced that it has acquired Helios HR, LLC, an HR outsourcing, consulting, and recruitment services firm. The transaction closed in January of this year.
Helios HR partnered with DCA Live to host the first executive roundtable discussion of 2022 yesterday! Throughout the year, DCA Live brings together groups of leaders to discuss their top issues and brainstorm solutions. The focus of our conversation yesterday was around human capital and talent management. The roundtable discussion included leaders: Kathy Albarado, CEO, Helios HR AJ Buniak, SVP, AssuredPartners Celia de la Torre, HR Director, Dignari Inc Erin Fristoe, Director of Talent and Community Engagement, Research Innovations Incorporated Marisa Krafisg, Chief Human Resource Office, Intellidyne Laurie Smith, Director of HR, Nodal Exchange Alex Taylor, Sr Business Investment Manager, Arlington Economic Development Key Themes & Takeaways 1) Vaccine mandates are creating heartburn for employers "The back and forth on the executive order on vaccines has been very challenging and is making recruiting that much harder. Our recruiters are having to ask candidates if they are vaccinated and it complicates the process. It's also awkward for everyone and may wind up ultimately being unnecessary. My poor recruiters are getting beaten up all the time." Another leader shared that they are not requiring vaccines, but they do require employees to share their vaccination status with the company.
Helios HR is honored to be the recipient of Shelter House's Corporate Impact Award for Excellence in Philanthropy at their 8th Annual Volunteer Appreciation Awards, held virtually this year due to COVID-19. The Corporate Impact Award for Excellence in Philanthropy honors a corporation that has impacted Shelter House on many different levels through corporate contributions (board support, employee giving programs, fundraising, in-kind donations, monetary donations/sponsorships, volunteering and pro-bono projects). Shelter House, Inc. is a community-based, non-profit organization that provides crisis intervention, safe housing, and supportive services to homeless families and victims of domestic violence in our community.