Workforce Optimas Awards Overview

December 14, 2000
Since 1991, the annual Workforce Optimas Awards have been a source of ideas, direction and inspiration for HR professionals. The Workforce Optimas Awards celebrate HR's success at solving some of the biggest business challenges of our time.

Demonstrated Business Results
Workforce 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 HR Is Practiced Everywhere
The Optimas Award winners prove that HR at its best 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.

Workforce Optimas Award winners are "among the best" (which is what optimas means in Latin) and reflect the leadership, vision and energy that define human resources management.

How to Submit Your Nomination
The 2002 Optimas Award winners have been determined. Nominations are now being accepted for the 2003 Workforce Optimas Awards. Please submit your nomination form by September 20, 2002. Winners demonstrate how their HR initiatives achieved measurable business results in response to the organization's business needs, issues or challenges.

Winners are informed in December and announced in March in Workforce magazine, at Workforce online and in the Workforce Week e-mail newsletter.

Winners Celebrate at the Awards Ceremony
Winners are recognized at the annual Workforce Optimas Awards ceremony (March 21-22, 2002 in San Francisco) and receive a beautifully designed award provided by Tiffany & Co.

Each winning HR program is profiled in an article printed in Workforce magazine and published at Workforce online.

Questions? Contact Tiffany Cohen, Events Manager, at