Awards program recognizes transformational HR practices and strategies
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Chicago, Dec. 8, 2014 — Workforce magazine has announced the winners of its 2014 Optimas Awards, which recognize human resources and workforce management initiatives that achieve tangible and measurable business results for the organization.
Now in its 23rd year, the Optimas Awards honor organizations using strategic human capital management to tackle critical business issues and transform the workplace. This year’s list of winners represents a wide range of successful initiatives that redefine how enterprises adapt to new technologies, transfer knowledge across generations, support employee health and well-being, partner with communities to improve lives and ensure a diverse and innovative workforce.
“This year’s crop of Optimas Award winners are both problem-solvers and visionaries,” said Mike Prokopeak, vice president and editor in chief of Human Capital Media, which publishes the magazine. “As the economic pressures of the past few years continue to ease, new trends such as health care reform, a shifting benefits landscape and the war for talent are changing the way the world does business. These leading organizations are proactively implementing human resources initiatives that capitalize on emerging opportunities and position them to prosper now and in the future.”
Each Optimas Award winner was singled out for implementing an effective solution in a specific category, with one company, Amtrak, being named the winner of the coveted General Excellence Award for excelling in several categories and making human resources a function that drives performance.
The following 2014 Optimas Awards winners are profiled in the December issue of Workforce magazine:
- General Excellence
Gold: City of Kansas City, Missouri
Silver: McKesson Corp.
- Business Impact
Gold: BorgWarner Inc. – Dixon, Illinois, Manufacturing Plant
Silver: ConAgra Foods
- Corporate Citizenship
Gold: SRC Inc.
Silver: InfoMart Inc.
- Global Outlook
Silver: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics
Gold: Rehearsal VRP
- Managing Change
Gold: University of Miami (Florida)
Silver: Chesapeake Energy Corp.
Gold: Common Ground
Silver: City of Peoria, Arizona
Gold: General Motors Service Technical College
Silver: Brad’s Deals
Gold: G4S Secure Solutions (USA) Inc.
Silver: Allied Bank Limited
Gold: Year Up
Silver: University of California Riverside School of Medicine
For more information about the Optimas Awards, please visit www.workforce.com/optimas.