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Posts Tagged ‘employee development’

Community Spotlight: Northern Virginia Family Service, Hercules Award Winner!

June 4, 2015

In 1924, the world saw changes that would make ripples in the pond for a long, long time. The first winter Olympics was held in Chamonix, France. Texas elected its first woman governor: Miriam “Ma” Ferguson. Judy Garland made her show business debut at just 2 ½ years old....

A Tuition Reimbursement Program Review: Starbucks Does It Best

June 21, 2014

When clients first come to me, I often hear these senior leaders talk about the lack of sleep at night. More often than not, they describe being fearful of what they don’t know when it comes to Human Resources compliance or an employee relations issue they fear may lead...

CEO Spotlight: Jeff Handy of Fulcrum IT

March 10, 2014

It had not yet been 24 hours since the acquisition of Forgentum, Inc and Jeff Handy of Fulcrum IT, spent his morning with us discussing his passion for employee engagement. What we found to be most impactful was Jeff's emphasis on the importance of having an employee engagement plan,...

Managers Vs. Leaders – What’s the Difference?

November 26, 2013

Every day I hear the terms “manager” and “leader” used interchangeably. However, when you really start to explore what it means to be a leader, you will find that there are distinct and important differences between the two titles. While a manager can be a leader, the two terms...

Growing and Developing Your Employees: Lessons from Recognized Leaders

June 12, 2013

Why do employees need to be developed? Fifty-five percent of workers in the U.S. feel that they must further develop their competencies to be successful in their current and future jobs, but only 21 percent said they have received company-provided development opportunities for these necessary competencies in the past...

Are You Doing Enough to Develop your Team?

May 20, 2013

What drives the use of employee development programs? Are the funds used mostly around the time of an annual review as a result of an employee realizing they are eligible for a raise by obtaining an industry specific certification? Are the funds used primarily as a result of the...

Focus on the Future with Employee Mentoring Programs

May 1, 2013

Here’s some general information to consider as you begin starting your own internal mentoring program at work.

Apollo Spotlight: IQ Solutions

April 16, 2013

“At IQ Solutions, we not only care about people—we believe in them. Every one of our 300+ staff is considered a leader. From the bottom up to the top down, we encourage an entrepreneurial spirit where each individual is empowered, accountable, and responsible for growing and cultivating themselves and...

Leadership Spotlight: David Sylvester, Director of Learning & Development, Booz Allen Hamilton

November 13, 2012

This month we interviewed David Sylvester, Director of Learning & Development for Booz Allen Hamilton. Even during a time of economic uncertainty, BAH is staying focused and investing in the development of their employees. We think they might be onto something… Helios: What’s a development program that you are...

CEO Spotlight: Scott Ulvi, Triumph Enterprises

September 11, 2012

Triumph Enterprises CEO, Scott Ulvi ensures success by utilizing the power of his team’s intellect, advancing a culture of exceptional performance, promoting creative and innovative solutions and above all, embracing change. After winning a 2012 Apollo Award and recently being named a Government Contractor of the Year finalist by...

How to Give Feedback Effectively

September 7, 2012

How often do you give feedback? Have you ever considered offering intentional feedback? Read this article on a giving feedback that is consistent in strategy and approach to make your job as a manager easier.

CEO Spotlight: Christopher Hertz, New Signature

August 14, 2012

This month Helios sat with New Signature CEO, Christopher Hertz to find out his passion on workforce development, organizational growth, and building a culture to motivate and inspire. Helios: What’s your passion as a leader and as an organization? Christopher Hertz: In one word, it’s professional development. What’s exciting...

CEO Spotlight: Sue Evans, Evans Incorporated

July 16, 2012

This month we interviewed CEO, Sue Evans of Evans Incorporated, a 2012 Helios Apollo Award winner. In this Q&A, Sue shares their employee development practices, community impact initiatives and the culture that Evans Incorporated embodies. Helios: Please tell us about Evans Incorporated and your passion as an organization. Sue...

Congratulations to the Finalists of the Helios Apollo Awards!

March 6, 2012

Congratulations to the Finalists of the Helios Apollo Awards! Congratulations to the finalists of the 2012 Helios Apollo Awards, who have demonstrated a superior level of focus on employee development and engagement. The finalists of Apollo represent how companies in the D.C. region invest tremendous energy into creating programs...

CEO Spotlight: Mike Waddell of INTEGRITYOne Partners

February 13, 2012

When it comes to providing client service with integrity and excellence, Mike Waddell knows a thing or two on the subject. We interviewed the Managing Partner/Founder of INTEGRITYOne Partners to learn more about the leadership and strategy behind a firm that has never lost a client. Helios: What are...