The Helios HR Apollo Awards have been inspired by years of witnessing the proactive efforts of employers in the Washington metropolitan area as they create opportunity in their organizations by investing in employee development initiatives. Apollo recognizes those employers that promote employee development.
We see the impact of Apollo as returning nominees submit stronger applications each year. Apollo has created a spirit of sharing these best practices as all nominees are invited to attend quarterly round table sessions where specific programs are highlighted and implementation challenges and logistics shared.
We have found that there is a community of business leaders that are passionate about continued employee development. They recognize these programs are not only necessary in providing them a competitive advantage, but that they contribute to employee retention by developing strong managers and providing meaningful projects, credibility through enhanced certifications, and succession planning through promotional opportunities. Their efforts not only benefit the end client, but the individual and the community as well. We all benefit when standards are raised and individuals are provided the resources to meet challenging goals.