Optimas Awards

Finalists for the 2017 Workforce Optimas Awards Announced

Finalists will win Gold or Silver honors and one will be named as the overall winner of General Excellence.

Workforce has named its 2017 Optimas Awards finalists.

Now in its 27th year, these organizations join an elite group of past winners that is reshaping people management strategies around the globe.

Finalists will be a Gold or Silver winner in the categories of: Benefits; Business Impact; Corporate Citizenship; Global Outlook; Innovation; Managing Change; Partnership; Recruiting; Training; Vision; or as the overall winner of General Excellence.

Winners are scheduled to be announced on Workforce.com the week of Oct. 30. Winners also will appear in the November/December print edition of Workforce magazine.

Listed alphabetically, the finalists are:

Advanced Group

AT&T Inc.

Baylor College of Medicine

Brad’s Deals LLC

Bristol-Myers Squibb


Choptank Transport Inc.

Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Information & Technology, Chief Learning Office

GAI Consultants Inc.

General Assembly

Intel Corp.



Riverside Healthcare (Bourbonnais, Illinois)

Rochester Regional Health (New York)


Siemens Healthineers


University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine

Webasto Roofing Systems Americas

WVU Medicine/University Health Associates

Rick Bell is Workforce’s editorial director. Comment below or email editors@workforce.com.

Editor’s note: Mercy Health-Cincinnati pulled its submission and declined its selection following notification it was a finalist. The Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Information & Technology, Chief Learning Office, was selected as its replacement and is now a Workforce Optimas Award finalist.

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