CHICAGO, Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Workforce, the leadingbusiness publication for workforce management and human resources professionals, today announced its 2012 Optimas Award winners.
Now in its 22nd year, the Optimas Awards are presented to companies across the globe in recognition of workforce management initiatives that directly improve business results. Awards are presented in the categories of General Excellence, Competitive Advantage, Ethical Practices, Financial Impact, Global Outlook, Innovation, Managing Change, Partnership, Service and Vision. The word Optimas comes from Latin, meaning 'Among the Best' and it is extremely fitting of each of this year's winners. These organizations exemplify the leadership, vision and innovation that define workforce management.
ChildNET earned the General Excellence Award this year, which is given to the organization whose workforce management initiatives have met the standards established for at least six of the 10 Optimas categories.
From Fortune 1,000 organizations to fast-growing small businesses around the world, Optimas Awards winners have been constantly challenged to adapt and change their workforce management strategies to deliver an augmented, definable result.
The full list of Optimas Award Honorees is as follows:
- General Excellence: ChildNET of Plantation, FL
- Corporate Citizenship: Memorial Hospital of Union County in Marysville, OH
- Competitive Advantage: Safelite Autoglass of Columbus, OH
- Financial Impact: Etisalat Misr of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
- Global Outlook: HCL Technologies of Noida, India
- Innovation: Alliant Techsystems (ATK) of Anoka, MN
- Managing Change: Infosys BPO of Bangalore, India
- Partnership: A to Z Machine Co. of Appleton, WI
- Service: Veterans Affairs Learning University of Washington, DC
- Vision: Sodexo of Gaithersburg, MD
The 2012 Optimas Awards winners will be featured in the December issue of Workforce Management magazine and online at www.workforce.com.
About Workforce: Published by Crain Communications Inc., Workforce (Workforce Management magazine and workforce.com) is the leading business publication for workforce management and human resources professionalsproviding news, trends and analysis to over 5,000 print and 400,000 registered online subscribers. Other products include multiple a weekly e-mail newsletters, four annual online conferences, regular webcasts, and the industry respected Optimas Awards and Game Changer Awards. Now in its 90th year, Workforce Management magazine is one of the oldest and one of the largest continuously published business magazines in the United States.
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