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Top 10 Workforce Management News Stories of 2009

Health care, pay discrimination, immigration issues and unemployment were among the topics that dominated the news in 2009. The year began with sea change in American politics as Barack Obama was sworn in as president and the Democratic Party took control of both houses of Congress.

2010 Optimas Award Winners

The 2010 Optimas Award winners have earned distinction because of their ability to tackle challenges with flexibility and ingenuity. There are two overarching themes among the winners in this volatile global economy: how to do more with less and how to find, develop and retain talent.

Road to Recoverya Q&A on Employee Engagement

Bob Nelson, keynote speaker for Workforce Management ’s December 9 online conference, Road to Recovery: HR Strategies for Post-Recession Success, talks about what employers can do to keep their staff upbeat and productive—particularly when times are bad.

2009 Optimas Award Winners

This year’s Optimas Award winners have faced a variety of business challenges and answered them with creative initiatives that have one thing in common: a belief that the organization with the best practices and best workforce wins. Among the winning entries were talent strategies, training and development efforts and the Navy's inventive online, open-market bidding system for difficult-to-fill assignments.

Top Workforce Management Stories of 2008

Know what gets readers worked up? Answer: anything that might mess with their 401(k). “House Democrats Contemplate Abolishing 401(k) Tax Breaks,” from October 16, was the No. 1 most-read story in 2008 on Workforce.com. Check out this list of the Top 10 most-viewed stories on our site, based on what readers clicked on during the past year.

2008 Optimas Awards Winners

This year's Optimas Award winners exemplify the skill and ingenuity it takes for organizations to succeed in the 21st century. They have reinvented the workplace, streamlined government HR processes, created innovative partnerships, confronted talent shortages, saved a corporate reputation, nurtured a learning environment in a fast-paced business setting, transformed a call center environment by investing in employees and much more.

2007 Optimas Awards Winners

This year’s Optimas Award winners exemplify the skill and ingenuity it takes for organizations to succeed in the 21st century. They have reinvented the workplace, streamlined government HR processes, created innovative partnerships, confronted talent shortages, saved a corporate reputation, nurtured a learning environment in a fast-paced business setting, sidestepped the pitfalls of an acquisition and much more.