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Medical Review Board Mediates Workers' Compensation Disputes

February 1, 1993
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The company's entire approach to its worker' compensation claims management has helped create an atmosphere of trust.
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Pearle Vision's Managers Think Like Entrepreneurs

January 1, 1993
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Pearle Vision's corporate store managers weren't performing as well as the franchisees, so HR revamped its store managers' compensation and incentive-pay system. In the process, HR also changed the corporate culture to promote a more entrepreneurial—and m
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1992 General Excellence Optimas Profile Levi Strauss & Co.

December 1, 1992
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HR participates in every major business decision, and every HR program directly supports a business goal. To do that, HR has developed three key strategies. The payoff is enormous.
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Levi's Employee Participation Drives Production

December 1, 1992
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Levi Strauss ties their compensation and incentives to team goals rather than individual goals.
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1992 Partnership Optimas Award Profile The Walt Disney Co.

November 1, 1992
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Disney has developed six broad initiatives that help educational institutions and fuel its own staffing pipeline. The most unique is a Florida program aimed at helping prevent high school students from dropping out to help support their families. The program allows students to attend class during the morning and then work in the company's theme parks in the afternoon-and to be paid for the full day.
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1992 Quality of Life Optimas Award ProfileBRBen & Jerry's Homemade Inc

November 1, 1992
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"To improve the quality of life of a broad community" is the company's social mission both inside and outside the organization.
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A New Idea in Health Care Partnering

October 1, 1992
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The center will be an extension of the physician's efforts to improve enrollees' health status , so that people aren't just left to their own devices.
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1992 Financial Impact Optimas Award Profile Deere & Co.

October 1, 1992
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What started out as an attempt to manage its own health care costs has turned into a health care subsidiary that generates revenue for Deere.
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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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