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1993 Quality of Life Optimas Award Profile Stride Rite Corp.

July 1, 1993
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Stride Rite was the first US company to provide on-site care. Since then, the company has added on-site elder and other work/life benefits.
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Job-sharing in the HR Department

July 1, 1993
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Pierie O'Connor and Kim Murphy share a desk and a chair. They also have the same boss and the same job.
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What Stride Rite Learned About Child and Elder Care

July 1, 1993
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Karen Leibold, director of work & family programs, talks about what Stride Rite has learned about providing on-site child and elder care for workers and the community.
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Stride Rite's Benefits Mirror Its Commitment to Individual, Family and Community service Goals

July 1, 1993
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The benefits range from $2,000 scholarships to a volunteer program that allows employees to take time off with pay.
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1993 Partnership Optimas Award ProfileBRA. Duda & Sons, Inc

June 1, 1993
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Partnerships with other growers to give migrant employees year-round employment helped stabilize Duda's workforce and offers migrants a better future.
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1993 Competitive Advantage Optimas Award ProfileBRBell Helicopter Textron Inc

May 1, 1993
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Movement of its helicopter manufacturing factory to Canada created a staffing crisis for the company. A creative and aggressive recruitment plan—followed by extensive training—solved the problem.
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1993 Managing Change Optimas Award ProfileBRPhiladelphia Electric Co

April 1, 1993
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When one of Philadelphia Electric's nuclear power plants was shut down, the crisis prompted an overhaul of its management selection and training. The changes helped the company set records for the most days of continuous operation.
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1993 Service Optimas Award ProfileBRRuiz Food Products, Inc

April 1, 1993
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Much of the HR department's role at Ruiz is making sure that the corporate goal of educating employees is met. An on-site education center teaches English as a Second Language, helps employees improve their literacy skills in Spanish, and offers computer
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1993 Financial Impact Optimas Award Profile Steelcase Inc.

February 1, 1993
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Steelcase faced rising workers' compensation costs with a return-to-work program focused on on-site physician care and job redirection. The effort saves millions every year.
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