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Posts Tagged ‘human resources’

Leadership Spotlight: Saná Rasul

September 8, 2014

Helios HR: HR Girlfriends is a professional and social networking organization for female HR professionals in Washington, D.C. What inspired you to create this group? Saná: “I have been an HR practitioner for about half of my adult mature working career and one of the things that I quickly...

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...

5 Best Methods to Use When Sourcing for Resumes

February 19, 2014

Sourcing is the process of searching for resumes using an online job board such as, Monster, Indeed, and/or Career Builder. You may also utilize various association sites, social media sites, and niche job boards. Of course you want to be sure the job board you select is one that...

New to Hiring? Ten Interviewing Tips You’ll LOVE

February 14, 2014

Perhaps you were promoted recently or have someone on your team who was, and will now be conducting interviews and hiring for the first time. You want to ensure that you are compliant, yet you also want to ensure you have a process which allows you to select the...

What are Compensation Benchmarking Best Practices?

July 11, 2013

Maybe you’ve heard of compensation benchmarking, but you really don’t understand what it is or why it’s important to an organization. This post will help you get a big picture overview of what it is, why organizations need it, and the implementation involved.

Ten Best Places Recruiters Can List Their Job Vacancies to Find Great Candidates

July 10, 2013

A new requisition opens and it’s up to you to grasp the attention of the industry’s top talent. You might be wondering, “Where do I turn to attract these candidates?” Read this article to find out the top 10 places Recruiters list their job vacancies to find great employees!

Women and Retirement

June 28, 2013

By Brian Lizzi, AIF, CFS, Senior Retirement Plan Consultant, TriBridge Partners LLC Unique circumstances make saving for retirement a challenge for women. On average, not only are women earning less than men, but they’re living longer as well. In a recent newsletter, Fidelity reported, “Women earn just two-thirds of...

Leadership Spotlight: Kay Curling, SVP & CHRO of Salient Federal Solutions

June 17, 2013

Apollo Honoree, Salient Federal Solutions, shares the challenges of merging two cultures and what they do to help employees engage and embrace the change. Read more about how Salient brings cultures together in this interview with their Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resource Officer, Kay Curling, below. Helios:...

Employee Engagement: How to make your employees want to come to work!

April 26, 2013

As human capital consultants, we receive a lot of calls from CEOs asking us if we can help with employee engagement. And we, of course, love working with our clients to identify ways to get their employees wanting to come to work every day and thinking of retention strategies...

Leadership Spotlight: David Sylvester, Director of Learning & Development, Booz Allen Hamilton

November 13, 2012

This month we interviewed David Sylvester, Director of Learning & Development for Booz Allen Hamilton. Even during a time of economic uncertainty, BAH is staying focused and investing in the development of their employees. We think they might be onto something… Helios: What’s a development program that you are...

Merit Increase Projections for 2012-2013

October 2, 2012

By Senior HR Business Partner, Joanna Anderson, PHR, MPA The trend for the majority of companies across the nation is to contain merit increase budgets at 3% or less for 2012-2013. The Washington Post Capital Business reported the “compensation for workers in the Washington region rose only 2.1 in 2012 after...

The 4 P’s of an HR Brand: People, Pay, Process & Promotion

March 23, 2012

By Gabriela Santamaria, HR Business Partner Just like the four P’s of Marketing (product, place, price and promotion), HR can build a brand with four P’s of its own — people, pay, process, and promotion. An HR brand is defined by the culture of the organization and is important...

Strategic Human Resources and technology

August 1, 2011

Human resources has evolved into a strategic role focused on cultivating and utilizing talent in an organization. This trend towards acquiring, growing, and managing talent—or strategic HR—is improving the bottom line for companies of all sizes. The question many business leaders are asking, though, is, “What exactly is strategic...