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McLean Company Honored at 2007 Helios HR Apollo Awards

The McLean company, SPADAC Inc., was honored last week at the 2007 Helios HR Apollo Awards. The awards recognize companies that promote employee growth and development as an integral part of their culture. On June 11, in Reston, in partnership with the Washington D.C. metropolitan chapters of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Helios HR announced today the four winners of the 2007 Helios Apollo Awards. The Helios HR Apollo Awards recognize organizations that promote a continuous learning environment as part of their organizational culture. Criteria for consideration included: creating new and challenging opportunities in support of their commitment; communication of such opportunities; and impact such programs have on the organization. This year’s winners excel at enhancing employee growth and development. The winners are: Emerging Company Winner of 20 and fewer employees:

Market Connections, Inc. Small Company Winner of 21-100 employees: SPADAC Inc. Mid-Size Company Winner of 101-1,000 employees: Dimension Data North America. Large Company Winner

of 1,001 or more employees: ICF International.

“We were over overwhelmed by the number of incredibly qualified nominations. Identifying the top 12 finalists was a significant challenge for the selections committee,” said Kathy Albarado, president of Helios HR. “Within the finalists, four companies were then selected as winners of the 2007 Helios Apollo Awards. Based on the nominations, these four organizations lead the Washington DC marketplace in best practices as they pertain to establishing a culture of continuous learning.”

Helios Apollo Awards winners were recognized this last week with a breakfast ceremony at Maggiano’s in Tysons Corner. Gold Sponsors include Jackson Lewis LLP and The Meltzer Group. Silver Sponsors included Foster, Soltoff and Love and SuccessFactors.


Helios HR provides outsourced human resource services focused on solutions that maximize employee productivity and retention. The company partners with clients to help them enhance their workplace culture, ensuring maximum employee engagement and retention in order to meet organizational objectives. For more information, visit www.helioshr.com.