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1998 Global Outlook Optimas Award Profile Royal Dutch_Shell Group of Companies

February 1, 1998
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Shell’s extensive survey of 17,000 current and former expats led to a fundamental realization: The family is the basic unit of expatriation, and Shell needed to do more to show that it recognized that. A host of new programs have been created to address expat family needs.
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1997 Global Outlook Optimas Award ProfileBRCirque du Soleil

August 1, 1997
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HR at Cirque du Soleil is trying to serve what amounts to a moving target: More than 1,200 employees representing 17 nationalities and speaking 13 languages attached to show tours playing all over the world. In response, HR decentralized many HR functions
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Spreading Best Practices Worldwide

September 1, 1996
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Eli Lilly's challenge is to pluck the top T&D initiatives from a variety of affiliates and make them available worldwide.
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1996 Global Outlook Optimas Award Profile Eli Lilly and Co.

September 1, 1996
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To continue growing, Lilly had to begin earning a greater proportion of its income from outside the US. HR has helped build a global organization through employee assignments overseas, a global management development program, and a global management conference. It's paid off in greater than 15% growth in revenue from overseas markets.
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1995 Global Outlook Optimas Award ProfileBRColgate-Palmolive Co

October 1, 1995
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Following an initiatve to refocus the company into five key business areas, Colgate-Palmolive formed a global HR strategy team to better align HR with the business needs. The year-long development process that followed yielded a set of international value
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1994 Global Outlook Optimas Award Profile The Coca-Cola Co.

November 1, 1994
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The soft-drink giant has six global operating units, each of which has a full HR organization. Those people, in turn, report to HR leaders at the company's Atlanta headquarters. The structure helps sustain both strong local leadership and an overarching corporate culture.
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Coca-Cola's Staffing Philosophy Supports Its Global Strategy

November 1, 1994
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Its global strategy is to allow its businesses in more than 200 countries to act according to local needs, local laws and local cultures.
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1992 Global Outlook Optimas Award ProfileBRGeneral Electric Medical Systems Group

June 1, 1992
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A comprehensive Global Leadership Program provides top managers with a global outlook and brings it a larger share of the world market.
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1991 Global Outlook Optimas Award ProfileBRWhirlpool Corp

December 1, 1991
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After buying a European appliance manufacturer in1989, Whirlpool faced being a global operation for the first time. HR used a global leadership conference to address the issues, and created 15 global project teams to solve problems.
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