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OptimasTen Award Winning Ideas for 1998

February 1, 1998
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From Texas Instruments, Remedy Corp., Trident Precision Manufacturing Inc., Royal Dutch/Shell Group, The Pillsbury Company, Office of Personnel Management-U.S. Federal Government, New York Metropolitan Transit Authority, City of Phoenix, Owens-Corning and Polaroid Corp.
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Growing Without an HR Department

January 1, 1998
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Rather than build a traditional human resources department, Linda O. Crawford, CEO and president of DELTA Dallas Staffing Companies, used qualified staff in a nontraditional way to handle HR functions. Here she shares her insights.
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How the Bank of Montreal Keeps Score on Success

December 1, 1997
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To focus the entire workforce on success, Bank of Montreal executives use a balanced scorecard approach. To be competitive, executives decided, the bank had to meet the needs of four stakeholders: shareholders, customers, employees, and communities.
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1997 General Excellence Optimas Award Profile Bank of Montreal

December 1, 1997
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From workplace equality initiatives to work/life support, from student-apprentice programs to an institute for learning: At the Bank of Montreal, the buck stops with HR.
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New Study Will Help You Benchmark Productivity

November 1, 1997
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As employees increasingly become an organization's greatest competitive advantage, employers struggle with maximizing their efforts. A national survey that's under way can help.
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A Quick, Interactive Way To Identify Core Competencies HR Needs

October 1, 1997
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How do you identify your HR team's most necessary core competencies? Try the card shuffle, an interactive group exercise that gets HR people thinking.
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Making Moviegoers the Real Stars

October 1, 1997
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As director of HR, Marty Stanley is guiding AMC towards becoming a company that's revolutionizing the way people watch movies.
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Amoco Trains Its HR Team Members To Be Internal Consultants

October 1, 1997
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Amoco's HR educators have been work diligently to help the complany's HR people with internal consulting skills. The program involves HR professionals learning about Amoco's general business model, getting specific feedback about their capabilities, understanding HR's role and mission and interacting with their peers and executive managers.
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Stay a Step Ahead With 5 Key Skills

October 1, 1997
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HR professionals at all levels have moved from being administrative officers to strategic internal consultants on HR issues. This role requires enhanced skills. Learn what they are and how to get them.
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Still on a Winning Streak

September 1, 1997
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Four years after receiving an Optimas Award for managing change, Philadelphia Electric Co. (now PECO Energy) is still creating sparks. This time, HR is restructuring to lower costs and to be more responsive to its employees. A consultant explains how.
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