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1993 Service Optimas Award ProfileBRRuiz Food Products, Inc

April 1, 1993
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Much of the HR department's role at Ruiz is making sure that the corporate goal of educating employees is met. An on-site education center teaches English as a Second Language, helps employees improve their literacy skills in Spanish, and offers computer
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1992 Partnership Optimas Award Profile The Walt Disney Co.

November 1, 1992
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Disney has developed six broad initiatives that help educational institutions and fuel its own staffing pipeline. The most unique is a Florida program aimed at helping prevent high school students from dropping out to help support their families. The program allows students to attend class during the morning and then work in the company's theme parks in the afternoon-and to be paid for the full day.
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Nabisco Tackles Tomorrow's Skills Gap

September 1, 1992
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Many Companies express concern for the lack of skills in today's work force. Education is a corporate priority at RJR Nabisco, resulting in programs that address this problem, not only for its employees, but also for the employees' children.
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Learning-style Theories

September 1, 1992
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Many recent learning theories center on learning and communication styles, and hemisphere preference. These theories can provide insight into individuality that can improve your ability to develop training programs.
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New Directions in Training Individuals

September 1, 1992
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The new diversity involves more than gender, race and other overt differences. The focus now is on the individual... and new training methods take individual learning styles into account.
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1992 Competitive Advantage Optimas Award Profile Federal Express

February 1, 1992
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FedEx meets its commitment to customer satisfaction through training, training and more training. Each employee's initial orientation period is followed by proficiency tests every six months and remedial training for those who need it. The program is also supported by training delivery using the latest technology and pay tied to proficiencies.
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USS Optimas® Award Profile

July 1, 1991
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A unique training program that taught employees how their jobs contribute to the overall process has helped US Steel meet stringent environmental standard.
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1991 Managing Change Optimas Award ProfileBRSaturn Corp

June 1, 1991
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A unique labor/management partnership helped General Motors' start-up division meet quality goals and deliver a product to compete with the best of the import cars.
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