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Helios HR Announces 2008 Apollo Awards Winners


Awards Recognize Companies Emphasizing Employee Development

Reston, VA – June 6, 2008 – Helios HR announced today the winners for the 2008 Helios Apollo AwardsTM.

The Apollo Awards recognize organizations that invest in an intentional culture of continuous learning. This includes creating development opportunities for employees, as well as providing the resources for managers and employees to participate in a robust performance management program.

This year’s winners exemplify excellence in promoting employee development. The nomination process was a stringent one. Nominees were judged on the following criteria: professional development opportunities made available to employees, how those opportunities are communicated, their performance management process, individual goal setting and holding employees and managers accountable for performance, and the quantifiable impact of their employee development initiatives on the organization.

The winners of the 2008 Apollo Awards are:

Up and Coming Company

Small Company

Mid-Size Company (two winners)

Large Company

“We were thoroughly impressed with the caliber of nominations we received this year”, said Kathy Albarado, president & CEO of Helios HR. “We are continuingly amazed at the philosophies and best practices local companies, large and small, are implementing throughout the region. The winners this year are just a sample of the outstanding work that is being done in the area of professional development. We encourage other companies to share their best practices with us next year”.

The awards breakfast was held on June 6th at the Fairview Park Marriott. Program sponsors were Jackson Lewis LLP, The Meltzer Group, DC Rainmakers, Payroll Network, John Hancock Financial Network, Hinge, and CSI.

All nominees are invited to participate in a roundtable discussion where best practices in employee development will be shared. The roundtable will be conducted at the Tower Club on July 22, 2008 from 7:30-9:30 am.

About Helios HR

Helios HR is a trusted advisor to some of the nation’s top small and mid-sized companies, providing outsourced human resource services and HR consulting. For more information, visit