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1992 Vision Optimas Award ProfileBRHousehold International Inc

August 1, 1992
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HR recognized that external economic issues eventually would require staff reductions. In response, HR developed an employee placement program focused on employee potential and committed to making every effort to find suitable jobs within the organization
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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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1992 Innovation Optimas Award ProfileBRCampbell Soup Co

May 1, 1992
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To help cut health-care costs while giving employees in rural areas access to top-notch care, Campbell created a primary care network (PCN) that revolutionized heath-care delivery.
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1992 Service Optimas Award ProfileBRTexas Instruments

April 1, 1992
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Merging cultures and selecting staff are two issues that HR address when the company forms joint ventures.
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1992 Managing Change Optimas Award ProfileBRUS West Inc

April 1, 1992
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Efforts to manage its changing workforce—which began in the mid-1970s—have paid off for US West. The key has been to look at diversity as a philosophy, not a program.
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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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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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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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1991 Quality of Life Optimas Award ProfileBRMarriott Corp

October 1, 1991
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Marriott has a whole department dedicated to help employees balance the demands of work and family. The department has taken many steps to help, ranging from on-site child-care to a resource and referral network.
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