By: Natalie O'Laughlin on November 17th, 2015

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Helios HR Wins Washington SmartCEO Corporate Culture Award


For Immediate Release

RESTON, Va., November 17, 2015 -- Helios HR, a human capital management consulting and talent acquisition firm, named a recipient of the 2015 Corporate Culture Awards by Washington SmartCEO magazine. The Corporate Culture Awards celebrate companies in Greater Washington that have successfully championed a positive, productive and performance-driven culture. Helios HR was elected a winner for their energetic, caring and collaborative workplace environment and commitment to the community.

“I founded Helios with the mindset to help leaders build cultures of intention, a place where work doesn’t really feel like work as people love what they do and bring their whole selves. And, we do that by attracting talented people to our team who share our values (operate with intention, demonstrate caring, be engaged and make BIG things happen). Sustaining our dynamic culture starts with hiring the right people who want to make an impact and have fun in doing so. We have a variety of initiatives for our team members to keep them engaged, challenged and constantly supported both professionally and personally,” said president and CEO, Kathy Albarado.

“The leaders of the companies named to the inaugural Corporate Culture Awards have realized that running a company is more than head count and the bottom line. It’s about creating a place where creativity, energy and ideas are cultivated. Through this they are able to not only enhance performance and sustain their companies’ competitive advantages but also enrich the lives of those they employ and inspire them to make a greater impact on the world,” says Jaime Nespor-Zawmon, president of SmartCEO Events.

Helios HR is profiled in the November/December issue of SmartCEO magazine and  will be honored at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015 at the Fillmore Silver Spring, where Washington’s top companies will gather to mingle, celebrate and share stories about their collective successes.

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About Helios HR

Helios provides human capital management consulting, outsourcing, recruiting and employee benefit solutions to attract, retain, develop and engage an organization’s “core” – its people. For more information, visit