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1994 General Excellence Optimas Award Profile AT&T

December 1, 1994
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Following the break-up of the Bell System, AT&T had to play a key role in helping the company become something new. Through such efforts as top-notch training, a data-intensive succession planning system, and the Workplace of the Future initiative, HR has helped the company reorganize and enter the new markets.
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AT&T Workers Form an Internal Contingent Labor Pool

December 1, 1994
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AT&T retains and develops talented employees, while spending less on severance payments and fees paid to temporary services agencies.
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1992 General Excellence Optimas Profile Levi Strauss & Co.

December 1, 1992
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HR participates in every major business decision, and every HR program directly supports a business goal. To do that, HR has developed three key strategies. The payoff is enormous.
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Levi's Employee Participation Drives Production

December 1, 1992
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Levi Strauss ties their compensation and incentives to team goals rather than individual goals.
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First Chicago's HR Strategic Diagnostic

November 1, 1991
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The human resources strategic diagnostic is First Chicago's way of overcoming such tunnel vision and objectively prioritizing all issues related to HR management.
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1991 General Excellence Optimas Award Profile First Chicago Corp.

November 1, 1991
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HR transformed itself from an administrative function to a strategic player. In addition, a strategic diagnostic defines and assesses the economy, demographics and education to help HR shape its objectives.
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