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Workforce Magazine Announces 2018 Optimas Awards Finalists


Awards program recognizes creative HR initiatives that drive positive business outcomes

CHICAGO (PRWEB) July 31, 2018

Workforce magazine has announced the finalists for its 2018 Optimas Awards, which recognize creative people management initiatives and human resources strategies that deliver measurable business results.

"For 27 years, the Optimas Awards have been a source of ideas, direction and inspiration for human resources professionals faced with a challenging and constantly changing business environment," said Rick Bell, editorial director for Workforce. "This year's list of finalists represents a wide range of enterprises that have consciously made human resources a linchpin of continuous improvement, higher performance and positive business outcomes."

In addition to conferring gold, silver and bronze Optimas Awards in 10 HR-related categories, the prestigious General Excellence Award will be given to a single visionary employer that "not only excels at responding to emerging workforce management issues but also uses proactive HR strategies to position the organization for future growth and success," Bell said.

The diverse enterprises named to this year's list of Optimas Awards finalists are:

AAA Northern California, Nevada and Utah
Antah Schindler Sdn Bhd
Arise Virtual Solutions
Banfield Pet Hospital
Cherokee County, Georgia, Board of Commissioners
Choptank Transport Inc.
Gas South
HR Acuity
LaSalle Network
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
NC Interactive LLC
Neymours Children's Health System
O.C. Tanner
Panda Restaurant Group
Raytheon Co.
ReedTMS Logistics
Riverside Healthcare
Siemens Healthineers
SmartSimple Software Inc.
SSM Health
Ultimate Software
United Nations Development Programme
University of Utah

Winners of the 2018 Workforce Optimas Awards will be announced in October, featured on and spotlighted in a special section of the November/December issue of Workforce magazine.

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