2008 Helios Apollo Awards™
Awarding DC-area Businesses for Exemplary Employee Development


Helios HR is proud to announce the finalists of the 2008 Helios Apollo Awards™.


Please join us in recognizing top organizations in the Washington metropolitan area that promote a culture of continuous learning as we highlight best practices and trends in employee development.


The 30 finalists for the 2008 Helios Apollo Awards™ include:


Up & Coming Company

  • Arc Aspicio LLC

  • Eagle Hill Consulting

  • ENC Marketing & Communications

  • Evans Inc.

  • Forum One Communications

  • IntegrityOne Partners

  • Justin Bradley

  • Panacea Consulting, Inc.

  • Rose Financial Services

Small Company

  • Aronson & Company

  • Citizant

  • Cynergy Systems

  • Forrester Construction Company

  • Kadix Systems

  • McDonough Bolyard Peck

  • NETCONN Solutions

  • National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corp.

  • Ventera

  • VIPdesk

Mid-Size Company

  • Apple Federal Credit Union


  • Bowman Consulting


  • Dimension Data Americas

  • JK Moving and Storage

  • Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide

Large Company

  • BF Saul Company – Hotel Division

  • Clifton Gunderson LLP

  • Dewberry

  • Grant Thornton


This year’s finalists truly excel at promoting employee growth and development. The following represent some of the best practices our nominees demonstrate:

  • 49% make some form of career development mandatory.

  • 48% ensure that every employee has an individual career development plan.

  • 45% have a formal mentor program in place for new hires.

  • 44% tie bonuses to the completion of goals on the performance review.

  • 41% stated they provide managers with formal training on how to conduct a performance discussion.

  • 35% provide leadership training to high potential employees.

  • 19% provide bonuses to employees upon completion of a professional certification.


Please join us on Friday, June 6th from 7:30 am to 9:30 am at the Fairview Park Marriott in Falls Church as we share trends and best practices and recognize the finalists and winners of the 2008 Helios Apollo Awards™. Tickets are available individually or in a table of ten. For more information please go to http://www.helioshr.com/Apollo-Awards.php.


To see the list of Apollo Awards Finalist go to http://www.helioshr.com/PR-2008-04-16.php.




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