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Pros Vs. Cons: Wearable Smartwatches in the Workplace

October 8, 2018

Technology is always innovating, and employees rely on business leaders to keep-up with the changes in today’s modern workplace. One trend that is continuously gaining popularity is wearables, specifically smartwatches like the Apple Watch or Wear OS, which allows users to stay connected to their smartphones from afar. While...

There’s an App for That! The Best On-the-Go Apps for HR

April 18, 2018

It seems like in today’s technology-centered world, there is an application (app) for everything! You could run your whole life on your smartphone if you had the right tools at your fingertips. A lot of companies are cashing in on this trend and creating apps that are convenient to its...

A Top Recruiting Trend Review: Social Media Sourcing

December 15, 2016

A Top Recruiting Trend Review A top recruiting trend we’re seeing for 2017 at Helios HR is a shift between social media platform used for candidate sourcing. For years, we’ve seen recruiting firms like ours, use LinkedIn as a primary tool to find passive candidates. As this site continues...

How to Set Up a Cost-Efficient Telework Program in Your Business

February 10, 2016

Many of us in the DC metro area experience the stress of dealing with the daily traffic congestion and long commutes in order to get to work on time, and I don’t even need to describe what happens during a snowfall. Due to these stresses we face as well...

Section 508 Requirements Review for Government Contractors

February 4, 2016

By now, I am sure you are aware of the changes made to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 by the Obama Administration.  Designed to address the barriers associated with employment of individuals with disabilities, Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act outlines the compliance requirements for federal contractors. Under Section...

Review Your Compensation Practices for EEO-1 Pay Equity Reporting

February 1, 2016

On January 29, 2016, President Obama announced the EEOC’s proposal to enhance the existing EEO-1 report with additional data intended to address pay equity.  Under the new proposed requirements, beginning in September of 2017, employers with more than 100 employees (both private industry and Federal contractor) would be now...

Pros Vs. Cons When Using Facebook to Recruit Employees

July 24, 2015

Let’s be honest, Facebook is probably the number one social media site most people will participate in online. Their most recent stats say that they had 936 million daily active users on average for March 2015. For those of us who use it know that it allows you to connect with friends,...

Pros Vs. Cons of Social Media at Work

July 22, 2015

Social Media sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and even Instagram are becoming the part of a modern worker’s every day life.  These tools are no longer just for personal use since many people use them in their professional lives as well.  In the workplace, these social sites are being used...

The Cost of NOT Purchasing a HRIS

April 29, 2015

As HR professionals we know that having a Human Resource Information System (HRIS) or also referred to as a HR Management System (HRMS), has a myriad of advantages and if implemented correctly, this HR technology platform allow for the most beautiful streamlining of processes.  This includes taking out any manual...

How to Best Plan for an ATS Change

April 6, 2015

I recently spoke with an HR leader who is considering moving to a new Applicant Tracking System (ATS) in the next year.  Knowing that we are in the midst of implementing a new ATS, she wanted to know what kind of timeline she should have in mind.  Generally speaking,...

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...

Top Reasons for Small and Medium Businesses to Consider HRIS

April 6, 2011

Is your business growing or expecting growth? Are more and more of your employees working remotely and across the country? How can a small or medium-sized organization manage these challenges along with new compliance obligations that accompany these changes without adding HR staff? With the right technology, your remote...