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Workforce magazine announces 2013 Optimas Award winners

Press Release
For Immediate Release

Workforce Magazine Announces 2013 Optimas Award Winners

Chicago, Dec. 9, 2013 -- Workforce magazine, the business magazine serving the needs of human resources professionals since 1922, has announced the winners of its Optimas Awards for 2013.

Winners are recognized for identifying a business issue within their organization and successfully implementing a solution that generates significant results. Companies of all sizes are eligible to enter the Optimas Awards.

Now in its 22nd year, Optimas Award winners are selected by the Workforce editorial staff based on tangible business results. This year’s categories include:

·         Benefits

·         Business Impact

·         Corporate Citizenship

·         Global Outlook

·         Innovation

·         Managing Change

·         Partnership

·         Recruiting

·         Training

·         Vision

A company that succeeds in six of these categories is eligible for the coveted General Excellence award. This year’s General Excellence winner is Goodwill of Delaware and Delaware Co., a nonprofit that was able to thrive during the Great Recession by recruiting and training welfare recipients to handle a surplus of donations.

"The Optimas Awards were established to celebrate innovative HR programs and initiatives,” said Mike Prokopeak, editorial director of the Human Capital Media Group, which publishes Workforce magazine. “Winners harnessed sometimes limited resources to deliver significant success, proving a strong HR function is key to a thriving organization.”

The following winners will be profiled in the December issue of Workforce magazine:

General Excellence
Goodwill of Delaware and Delaware Co.

Benefits
Gold
The TharpeRobbins Co.

Silver
Dorrean LLC 

Business Impact
Gold
Infosys BPO  

Silver
Delcan Corp. 

Corporate Citizenship
Gold
FleishmanHillard 

Global Outlook
Gold
Gensler 

Silver
Etisalat Egypt 

Innovation
Gold
Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc.

Silver
iReviewNow LLC

Managing Change
Gold
Cox Communications California 

Silver
Univers Workplace Solutions 

Partnership
Gold
Foothill-De Anza Community College District 

Silver
Urgent Care of Connecticut

Recruiting
Gold
UPS

Silver
CACI International Inc 

Training
Gold
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.

Silver
State of Michigan’s Office of Retirement Services

Vision

Gold
Novelis

Silver
BASF

For more information about the Optimas Awards, please visit Workforce.com/optimas.

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ABOUT HUMAN CAPITAL MEDIA GROUP

The Human Capital Media Group (HCM) is the largest integrated media company serving the human capital, management and workforce development industries. The company publishes Chief Learning Officer, Diversity Executive, Talent Management and Workforce magazines and conducts critical industry research through the Human Capital Media Advisory Group. HCM also operates one of the most widely referenced online industry resources, HumanCapitalMedia.com.

HCM leverages its award-winning editorial content with innovative integrated media products, including targeted newsletters, webinars, interactive websites, special print and online supplements, resource guides, industry research and benchmarking, a vendor directory, as well as live and online conferences that bring together international audiences to network and discuss leading-edge strategy and best practices in the industry. HCM partners with recognized industry experts to provide thought-provoking feature articles, news, opinions and insights through its award-winning publications, events and e-media and give human capital professionals the business intelligence and knowledge they need to succeed in new and changing markets.

Contact:
Taylar Ramsey
Marketing Coordinator 
Human Capital Media Group
312-676-9900 ext. 208
tramsey@humancapitalmedia.com