Now in its 21st 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, Corporate Citizenship, Competitive Advantage, Financial Impact, Global Outlook, Innovation, Managing Change, Partnership, Service and Vision. This year's winners brought innovation, discipline and vision to their organizations, each positioned for long-term sustainability and vitality for post-recession success.
"The 2011 Optimas Awards winners demonstrate the positive bottom-line results that come from superior workforce management," said Todd Johnson, publisher of Workforce Management. "These organizations embody the successful workforce management practices and creative inspiration that directly impacts and enhances business results."
The Optimas Award winners will be featured in the December issue of Workforce Management magazine and online at Workforce.com.
The Optimas Awards recognize initiatives that create positive business results for organizations.
Since 1991, the Optimas Awards have been a source of ideas, direction and inspiration for workforce management professionals. The awards celebrate the winners' success at solving some of the biggest business challenges of our time.
Optimas Award winners have helped open new markets around the world, reinvented city government, slashed bureaucracy in the federal government, established Mexico's first HMO, taken health care to rural America, revitalized failing business units and improved the acquisition process.
Not surprisingly, Optimas Award winners have pushed their organizations to record profits, greater market share, higher stock value and better corporate reputations. In short, they have produced tangible, measurable business results.
Results-oriented workforce management is practiced Eeerywhere the Optimas Award winners prove that astute workforce management can be practiced anywhere: in family businesses and the public sector, in the Fortune 500 and in small organizations, in big cities and on the farm, in industries of every sort.
Optimas Award winners are "among the best" (which is what "optimas" means in Latin) and reflect the leadership, vision and energy that define workforce management.