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December 2013

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December 2013

Volume: 92
Edition: 12

Goodwill of Delaware & Delaware County: Optimas Winner for General Excellence

December 9, 2013
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For its workforce initiative, which demonstrates excellence in several winning categories, including Business Impact, Corporate Citizenship, Innovation, Managing Change and Training, Goodwill of Delaware & Delaware County is the 2013 Optimas Award winner for General Excellence.
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TharpeRobbins: Optimas Gold Winner for Benefits

December 9, 2013
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For transforming the way employees are rewarded and recognized, TharpeRobbins is the 2013 Optimas Award winner for Benefits.
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CACI International Inc.: Optimas Silver Winner for Recruiting

December 9, 2013
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For its effective mobile recruiting technology, CACI International is the winner of the silver Optimas Award for Recruiting.
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Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.: Optimas Gold Winner for Training

December 9, 2013
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For creating a leadership development program that led to successful bottom-line results, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. is the gold Optimas Award winner for Training.
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State of Michigan’s Office of Retirement Services: Optimas Silver Winner for Training

December 9, 2013
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For its innovative learning and development program, the state of Michigan is the winner of the silver Optimas Award for Training.
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Novelis: Optimas Gold Winner for Vision

December 9, 2013
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For its ability to turn around its talent management, Novelis is the gold Optimas Award winner for Vision.
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BASF: Optimas Silver Winner for Vision

December 9, 2013
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For its efforts to create tools to manage retention, BASF is the winner of the silver Optimas Award for Vision.
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Delcan Corp.: Optimas Silver Winner for Business Impact

December 9, 2013
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For its successful employee communications program, Delcan is the winner of the silver Optimas Award for Business Impact.
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FleishmanHillard Inc.: Optimas Gold Winner for Corporate Citizenship

December 9, 2013
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For its collaborative response to the pressing challenge of cultivating business in China, FleishmanHillard is the gold Optimas Award winner for Corporate Citizenship.
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Foothill-De Anza Community College District: Optimas Gold Winner for Partnership

December 9, 2013
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For its joint effort between management and labor, Foothill-De Anza Community College District is the gold Optimas Award winner for Partnership.
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Urgent Care of Connecticut: Optimas Silver Winner for Partnership

December 9, 2013
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For its efforts in gaining accreditation, Urgent Care of Connecticut is the winner of the silver Optimas Award for Partnership.
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Bright Horizons Family Solutions: Optimas Gold Winner for Innovation

December 9, 2013
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For its strong dedication to providing programs and benefits to improve its employees’ quality of life, Bright Horizons is the gold Optimas Award winner for Innovation.
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iReviewNow: Optimas Silver Winner for Innovation

December 9, 2013
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For its background-checking system, iReviewNow is the winner of the silver Optimas Award for Innovation.
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Cox Communications California: Optimas Gold Winner for Managing Change

December 9, 2013
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For merging two divisions into one, Cox Communications California is the gold Optimas Award winner for Managing Change.
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Univers Workplace Solutions: Optimas Silver Winner for Managing Change

December 9, 2013
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For its initiative to train staff for the upcoming changes under health care reform, Univers Workplace Solutions is the winner of the silver Optimas Award for Managing Change.
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UPS: Optimas Gold Winner for Recruiting

December 9, 2013
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For its mobile recruitment program that makes it possible to efficiently hire 55,000 employees in three months, UPS is the gold Optimas Award winner for Recruiting.
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Dorrean: Optimas Silver Winner for Benefits

December 9, 2013
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For improving customer service with its work-life balance program, Dorrean is the winner of the silver Optimas Award for Benefits.
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Infosys BPO: Optimas Gold Winner for Business Impact

December 9, 2013
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For launching its iSTAR program and the success in retaining its high-potential employees, Infosys BPO is the gold Optimas Award winner for Business Impact.
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Etisalat Egypt: Optimas Silver Winner for Global Outlook

December 9, 2013
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For its world-class mobile people management app, Etisalat Egypt is the winner of the silver Optimas Award for Global Outlook.
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Gensler: Optimas Gold Winner for Global Outlook

December 9, 2013
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For designing a cross-border professional development program that serves both employees and clients, Gensler is the gold Optimas Award winner for Global Outlook.


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Workforce Presents the 2013 Optimas Gold and Silver Winners

December 9, 2013
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We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 Optimas Awards for exemplary achievements in workforce management.
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YourForce: A Few Minutes for '5 Minutes of Management'

December 10, 2013
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Do you have 5 minutes to check out our new video series on management?
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Preparing Now for ACA Compliance in 2015

December 11, 2013
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Get through open enrollment this year, and begin the process of reviewing your organization’s strategic and compliance plans for the ACA come 2015.
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The Last Word: You Talk About Annoying ...

December 11, 2013
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You’ve heard it before: Millennials are self-entitled, lack any discernible attention span and seek instant gratification. While there’s a grain of truth there, I find some very admirable traits, too.
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Office Party Planning: Celebrate Good Times With Round of Good Party Parameters

December 3, 2013
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One of the most important things to consider when planning the holiday party is how to limit the consumption of alcohol by party-going employees.
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People Moves, December 2013

December 11, 2013
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Susan Suver to U.S. Steel, Charlotte West to principal at Deloitte, and Gigi Burkett to Businessolver
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Leapfrog Group's Leah Binder Discusses Leaping Into Health Care Transparency

December 10, 2013
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Leah Binder, the group's CEO, spoke with Workforce about the group’s evolution.
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Is Blowing the Whistle Blowing Your Career?

December 11, 2013
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The more often people choose to stay silent, the more likely it is that ethics will decline and companies will suffer severe consequence, an expert said.
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Legal Briefing: For-Profit Corporation Rights Under the ACA

December 13, 2013
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One company was unable to escape the Affordable Care Act’s mandated coverage for contraception.
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Rough Sailing for Workers With Maritime Complaints

December 9, 2013
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Commercial shipping vessels are governed by a code of law that has been evolving for centuries.
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Legal Briefing: Court Rules on Termination of Employee Who Requested Job-Protected Leave

December 12, 2013
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Employers should be current with changes to applicable labor and employment laws with regard to employee leave requests.
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Professionally Managed Accounts Boosting Retirement Fund Results

October 29, 2013
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In 2012, nearly 37 percent of plan sponsors offered professionally managed accounts in 401(k) plans compared with 26 percent in 2008.
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Helen Darling to Retire from National Business Group on Health Next Year

December 10, 2013
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Darling will retire at the end of April 2014 after 12 years as president and CEO of the Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit employer coalition.
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Sweat Equity: Working Out Workout Programs at Work

October 17, 2013
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According to Automatic Data Processing Inc.’s 2012 HR/Benefits Pulse Survey on Wellness, 41 percent of midsize companies and 53 percent of large companies offer exercise programs as part of their overall employee wellness program.
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Half of Survey Respondents Say ACA Will Boost Insurance Costs

December 12, 2013
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While respondents think costs will climb and quality will drop, only 4 in 10 said they are familiar with the ACA.
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Electronic Cigarettes Strike Up Controversy Among Employers

October 25, 2013
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The e-cigarette is not regulated but has come under increased scrutiny from doctors and scientists.
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Delivering Holiday Bonuses? Remember These Rules

December 10, 2013
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As the year draws to a close and the holiday spirit abounds, employers can anticipate reviewing year-end figures to determine who goes on the naughty or nice list.
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Companies Recognizing Importance of Recognition: Rewards & Recognition Providers

December 13, 2013
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Finding ways to reward employees for their achievements has become even more important as organizations slashed benefits during the Great Recession.
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