Many companies are struggling to combat the severe shortage of skilled manufacturing employees and fierce competition for those available for hire. Some firms have taken matters into their own hands, linking up with community colleges to develop fresh talent.
With changes in whistle-blower laws, companies must be even more diligent about protecting workers who speak out.Read More
The Hanford Concerns Council in Washington state was formed according to state mediation laws, and members include company representatives, advocacy group members and independent parties.
In most cases, employees know the right thing to do morally or ethically, but aren't sure how to discuss it. "The primary reason people don't speak up is fear of retaliation and fear of futility," says Mary Gentile, a research scholar at Babson College in Babson Park, Massachusetts.
For its success in keeping up with the call volume crunch during open enrollment, Health Advocate is the 2011 winner of the Optimas Award for Service.Read More
For creating a registered apprenticeship program to develop talent in-house, the city of Peoria, Arizona, is the 2011 winner of the Optimas Award for Managing Change. Read More
For its efforts to hone the skills of its law department employees throughout the world, IBM is the 2011 winner of the Optimas Award for Global Outlook.Read More
In March 2010, the Highlandtown Healthy Living Center moved from an old building with mold issues and poor indoor air quality to one receiving the U.S. Green Building Council's top rating. Since then, worker health and productivity have climbed.Read More
Some employers, such as humanitarian organization World Vision, above, provide support and resiliency training to workers whose job is dealing with crisis situations.Read More
Founder and CEO, Yammer, San FranciscoRead More