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A Review of the Top Nonprofit Career Development Trends Today

May 20, 2016

Globally, the workforce is getting older while also getting younger, creating the perfect conditions for leadership challenges. And that means, no matter where an employee works around the globe today, they probably work for an organization struggling to retain its talent. According to Deloitte’s Human Capital Trends 2016 report, 28%...

Politics at Work: FAQ’s Around Election Time

April 26, 2016

Around election time, we hear a couple of questions that consistently come up by our clients. Time off for voting, the do’s and don’ts of how to handle politics in the workplace, and most importantly, how to encourage voter participation. Find out how I respond to these questions below!...

Giving Back: Annual Coat Drive

December 1, 2015

With the holiday season approaching, we often reflect on what we are grateful for and appreciate spending time with our family and friends.  It is with this sense of gratitude that Helios hosts its annual coat drive to help keep those experiencing difficult times warm throughout the cold winter months....

The Best HR Practices for Veterans We’ve Seen Employers Provide

November 11, 2015

Many companies do great things to honor veterans who have served our country. You’ve probably heard of employers closing the office to observe the holiday, some honor their veterans with a tribute luncheon, while others have a moment of silence to start the day or send thank you cards to the homes of those who have...

Giving Back: Backpack Drive

July 13, 2015

Cornerstones is working to ensure children in our community are prepared for the 2015-16 academic year. A concerning number of families in our neighborhoods are unable to afford backpacks, school supplies, or other essential items to help a child be fully prepared to start school. Each year, Cornerstones and...

WGB Clothing Drive through March 31st!

March 12, 2015

                Women Giving Back was founded in June 2007, by a core group of building industry sales and marketing  professionals. The goal is to supplement the great work HomeAid Northern Virginia does in renovating shelters by helping transitionally homeless women and children get...

CSR Spotlight: Winter Coat Drive

January 16, 2015

With the help of our clients, colleagues, partners and friends, Team Helios collectively donated 1,600 coats for our annual Winter Coat Drive benefiting Cornerstones and the Hunter Mill Coat Closet! We’d like to say a special thank you to everyone who participated in making BIG things happen in our...

Helios HR Collects Thousands of Coats to Keep Fairfax Warm

January 16, 2015

January 16, 2015 (Reston, Virginia) – With temperatures dropping to the low teens this winter, the Hunter Mill Coat Closet has too many empty hangers. The Winter Coat Closet, sponsored by Supervisor Cathy Hudgins and Cornerstones, distributed approximately 5,000 donated warm coats last winter season to children and families...

Call for Nominations for the Helios Apollo Awards™

December 14, 2014

Recognizing Forward-Thinking Employers for Outstanding Employee Development Programs RESTON, VA, December 14, 2014 – Helios HR today announced the welcoming of nominations for the 2015 Helios Apollo Awards™, which recognizes Greater Washington employers who focus on the growth and development of their people. The deadline to submit an application is...

Giving Back: Homestretch

October 13, 2014

The mission of Homestretch is to empower homeless families with children in Virginia to attain permanent housing and self-sufficiency by giving them the skills, knowledge, and hope they need to become productive participants in the community.   Homestretch families are enrolled in a two year program and provided transitional housing...

Giving Back: Acumen Solutions’ 6th Annual Race for a Cause 8K and 1-mile Fun Run

August 6, 2014

This month we wanted bring awareness to Acumen Solutions’ 6th Annual Race for a Cause 8K and 1-mile Fun Run on October 19th, 2014. The event was created as a signature community initiative to support select nonprofit organizations financially, as well as to provide an avenue for increased exposure...

How to Best Fill Out the Application for the Helios Apollo Awards

January 14, 2014

At Helios, we believe in providing a collaborative environment for thought leadership to thrive. In 2007, we decided to create a community of sharing by hosting the first Apollo Awards program to inspire Washington leaders on the impact employee development can make in an organization and the community.

How to Build a Stronger Company, Department and Community through Fantasy Sports

October 10, 2013

It’s that time of year again. No, I don’t mean playing catch up on your work while you were out on vacation or figuring out your upcoming Halloween costume. (Can I still get away with being Superman?!?!) It’s Fantasy Football Time! Perhaps you participate in a Fantasy sports team...

5 Ways to Make the Most Out of Volunteer Opportunities

October 4, 2013

While many organizations face financial cutbacks and a reduction in workforce, the staff that remains in place is being asked to do tasks that are not only outside of their job scope, but often times outside of their comfort zone. Add to that, the summer months are now exiting...

What I Learned at Girl Scout Camp CEO

August 15, 2013

I wanted to share the impact of my experience at Camp CEO last week. I participated with 30 other women who were CEOs or executive leaders. We each were assigned a buddy—a high school girl—to mentor during our stay at Camp Winonoa in Hughesville, MD.