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How to Best Promote a Respectful Workplace

November 7, 2014

Studies show that a healthy work environment help lead to both the overall health and well-being of individuals and higher engagement of your employees in the workplace. A respectful workplace can be defined by a number of qualities within your organization; example qualities include: employees are treated fairly and...

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: Help The Homeless Community Walk 2014

September 8, 2014

“Use Your Feet to Lend a Hand” is the theme of the 2014 Help the Homeless Community Walk, hosted by Pathway Homes, a 2014 Apollo finalist. Pathways has hosted this fall event for 14 years, raising nearly $400,000 in that time to directly fund the critical housing needs of people...

Review of FAR Compliance: Code of Business Ethics and Conduct

August 22, 2014

As a government contractor, there are what seem like endless and ever changing requirements that you must comply with.  The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) serves as a guidebook to government contractors and outlines the rules, regulations, and processes that must be followed by government contractors throughout the acquisition planning,...

Giving Back: #365ActsOfKindness4Vets

July 14, 2014

Here at Helios when we think of July we think of independence and without our veterans that would not be possible! Join us and our friends at IntelliDyne to help make a difference in veteran’s lives, one good deed at a time. Our goal is to collectively do 365 acts of kindness for...

The Cost of Not Communicating Your Total Rewards

April 4, 2014

I recently worked with a client to conduct an employee engagement survey.  The results of the survey indicated that employees felt they were not paid competitively and that the bonus opportunities available to them were not incentivizing.  The leadership did not really understand why employees feel this way because...

Review of the Top Mobile Apps for HR Professionals On The Go

February 5, 2014

If you are in any way connected to technology, you are most likely using, or at least are aware of the options that come with using mobile phone applications in your everyday life. These applications have come to simply be known as “apps”. There’s an app for just about...

The Pros and Cons of Switching to a Private Exchange

October 16, 2013

Needless to say, it can be difficult to fully understand all of the talk about Healthcare Reform and the regulations that are coming out of it. As an employer, you've probably found yourself asking "what are my benefits options?" If you've found yourself asking this question, you may want...

CEO Spotlight: Alvin Bowles of Grab Media

December 11, 2012

Alvin Bowles, CEO of Grab Media has a track record of leading teams to develop innovative strategies and deliver exceptional results. With prior senior level positions at leading media brands BET, Time Warner, AOL Networks and Sony Music, Alvin shares his secrets on how he does it below. Helios:...

Leadership Spotlight: Dipesh Patel, Pariveda DC

October 11, 2012

Pariveda Solutions, is known to be a “great place to grow your career” both locally and across the nation. This month, we sat down with Washington Principal, Dipesh Patel to learn how they have achieved such a well-respected reputation. Helios: Tell us about your vision as Principal of Pariveda...

Time to Review Employee Appreciation

March 1, 2012

Acknowledgement and appreciation of employees is essential for a more positive, productive, and profitable organization. According to Justin Schuster, Vice President of Enterprise Products at MarketTools, Inc., “A strong correlation exists between employee satisfaction, customer satisfaction, and ultimately a company’s revenue and profitability.” In recognition of the upcoming Employee...

Trends In Recruiting

January 23, 2012

Are you keeping up with today’s recruiting trends?  In this month’s issue of the Helios Newsletter “The Chariot” Senior Recruiter Keebie Clements addresses some of the latest and most productive techniques: It’s January, a time when people and companies alike are making resolutions to “ring out the old and ring...

From Our Team To Yours, Happy Holidays!

December 27, 2011

Helios Partners With Easter Seals Veterans Employment Program (VEP)

December 21, 2011

  On Thursday, December 15, 2011, Helios partnered with the Easter Seals Veterans Employment Program (VEP) to assist with their ‘Job Prep Workshops’ which educates veterans on job search strategies, resume techniques, and current labor market information.  The workshop included briefings and presentations from Helios and other employers looking...

United Nations Day

October 24, 2011

The United Nations has continually delivered on its mandate to ensure a safer and healthier world for present and future generations.  In honor of United Nations Day, we thought we’d share a few great points on how to recognize and reduce bias when conducting performance reviews from SHRM’s HR...