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Is Your Workforce Remote? How to Best Engage Remote Employees

May 16, 2014

Things are a bit different in the 21st century around the workplace - laptops, cellphones, and even tablets are the norm for technology issued when a new hire begins. Although employees are provided with different tools to communicate from any and everywhere, leaders sometimes fail to effectively engage their...

Best Ways to Make Sure Your New Hire’s First Year is Successful

April 21, 2014

As managers, we've all been there: Human Resources contacts you and asks you to be a manager for a new employee who is starting in two weeks. So, what do you do? Well, the first step is to understand that an employee’s relationship with their manager is one...

Review of Gamification: The Best New Tech Tools in HR

March 23, 2014

HR is playing games with you! Believe it or not, in a growing trend, businesses are using gaming in a variety of human resources (HR) functions including hiring, leadership development, and employee recognition. Gamification is a combination of behavioral science and technology that provides companies with great tools for...

What Employee Turnover Really Costs Your Company

March 19, 2014

By definition turnover is the rate at which an employer’s workforce turns over. As an HR Business Partner at Helios, we perform audits for our clients and one of the HR metrics we ask about is turnover. The higher the percentage the more we investigate to ensure...

6 Tips for the Best Orientation Program

January 22, 2014

Regardless of the level of position being hired into the position, one thing is for certain: the new hire may know something about your industry, but likely knows very little about your company culture or approach to business. It is critical to the success of the new hire that...

The Problem with a 1099 Employee VS. a 1099 Worker

August 23, 2009

Augmenting a workforce with 1099 workers can be an effective way to rapidly adjust to changing business needs. Not only is this flexible work arrangement beneficial to dynamic organizations, it has become an attractive option for a growing number of talented professionals. The term “1099 worker” originates from the...