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Best 7 Tips to Building an Attractive Company Social Presence

March 28, 2014

As the job market gets stronger, many job seekers have the luxury of being more selective when considering perspective employers. And as with any relationship, they are most likely to pursue the most attractive opportunity. That said, it is important from the start that companies make a...

IRS Announces 2012 Contribution Limits

December 9, 2011

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) have issuedthe cost of living increases for qualified retirement plans for 2012. The 401(k) elective deferral limit (i.e. 402(g)) has increased for 2012, but the catch-up contribution limit has remained unchanged. Highlights of the limits for 2012 include...

Happy (Belated) Boss’s Day!

October 17, 2011

National Boss Day fell on a Sunday this year, so we’re celebrating today instead. Some may think it’s a holiday invented by Hallmark or a bunch of brownnosers, but regardless of how it came about, we can’t emphasize the importance of expressing gratitude enough. According to Harvard’s Shawn Achor,...

Celebrating 10 Years!

September 13, 2011

Our team took to the road to toast to our 10th Anniversary this past Friday and we thought we would share. Thankfully, the rain stopped and we enjoyed a wine tasting at Notaviva Vineyards in Purceville, VA. Cheers to the ten wonderful years with a phenomenal client base focused...

Helios Recruiting Blog

June 1, 2011

Welcome! This blog will provide you with the best practices and needed advice on resume writing, interviewing, tips for researching potential employers, techniques on finding the right people and finding the right opportunity for your growth. Our mission is to share best practices with those involved in talent management...

Harnessing the Power of Enterprising Women

March 14, 2011

Wow. As I travel back from the Enterprising Women conference and awards gala I realize how ill prepared I was. Not prepared for the level of camaraderie, support, creativity and excitement that I found in collective abundance.  49 female CEOs from around our nation and Canada were honored as...

Reintegrating Employees Returning From Active Military Duty

September 8, 2010

Almost 40% of the US military is made up of National Guardsmen and Reservists. These 850,000+ service members are also your employees. While their calls to duty are in the national interest, it can be disruptive to productivity, challenging to organizational cohesion, and stressful for everyone involved. But, we...

The Helios HR 2010 Apollo Awards

May 24, 2010

Join us on June 3rd from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. to network with 400+ CEOs and HR professionals as we recognize the following finalists for their passion and commitment to employee development. Emerging Companies Mid-Size Companies Evans Incorporated Apple Federal Credit Union Justin Bradley Capitol Concierge Metier Ltd....

New Tax Breaks to Benefit Employers Hiring Unemployed Workers

April 27, 2010

Employers who hire unemployed workers this year (after Feb. 3, 2010 and before Jan. 1, 2011) may qualify for a 6.2-percent payroll tax incentive, in effect exempting them from their share of Social Security taxes on wages paid to these workers after March 18, 2010. This reduced tax withholding...

Can Working Remotely Work?

March 11, 2010

Samantha Byrd, HR Business Partner With ubiquitous intranet connectivity, advanced telecommunication and networking technology, employer initiatives for work life balance, shrinking travel budgets, and disaster preparedness planning, many professionals are logging in, signing on, pinging, tweeting, or connecting to networks from home offices, hotel rooms, telecommuting locations or handhelds....

Preventing the Snow from Wrecking Havoc on your Business

February 10, 2010

Yet another day of blizzard conditions. That was a word that was barely uttered in the Washington area in previous winters, yet now it appears to be commonplace. So what actions should one take to proactively combat what there is no denying mother nature? I came across this blog...

No One Path

October 18, 2009

Recently Women in Technology (WIT) celebrated the lives and accomplishments of 48 women who had been recognized by the WIT Leadership Awards over the last 10 years.  Inspired by WJLA Anchor Maureen Bunyon, a book was recently published entitled “No One Path–Perspectives on Leadership from a Decade of Women...

Next Level Leadership

August 17, 2009

Scott Eblin, executive coach and author of The Next Level, What Insiders Know about Executive Success, has done a remarkable job of capturing the characteristics of “Next Level Leadership”. Not unlike the concepts in Marshall Goldsmith’s book “What Got You Here Won’t Get you There“, Scott’s book addresses the all...

Business Books: What have you read lately?

August 8, 2009

So many great books….so little time.  When people ask me about how I spend my personal time, it was only recently that I began sharing my love for reading.  Outside of loving the time I spend with my family, long gone are the days of cross stitching in front...

For Love of Country

July 26, 2009

On July 22nd I was fortunate to participate on a panel and present at the 5th Annual National Veteran Small Business Conference and Expo. My presentation addressed HR Compliance from 100,000 feet. Targeted to the growing federal contractor, I addressed both federal employment regulations pertaining to all employers based...