Workforce Announces 2012 Optimas Award Winners

                Workforce Announces 2012 Optimas Award Winners

- Highest Honors for General Excellence Awarded to ChildNET -

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, Nov. 7, 2012

CHICAGO, Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Workforce, the leadingbusiness
publication for workforce management and human resources professionals, today
announced its 2012 Optimas Award winners.

Now in its 22^nd year, the Optimas Awards are presented to companies across
the globe in recognition of workforce management initiatives that directly
improve business results. Awards are presented in the categories of General
Excellence, Competitive Advantage, Ethical Practices, Financial Impact, Global
Outlook, Innovation, Managing Change, Partnership, Service and Vision. The
word Optimas comes from Latin, meaning 'Among the Best' and it is extremely
fitting of each of this year's winners. These organizations exemplify the
leadership, vision and innovation that define workforce management.

ChildNET earned the General Excellence Award this year, which is given  to the
organization whose workforce management initiatives have met the standards
established for at least six of the 10 Optimas categories.

From Fortune 1,000 organizations to fast-growing small businesses around the
world, Optimas Awards winners have been constantly challenged to adapt and
change their workforce management strategies to deliver an augmented,
definable result.

The full list of Optimas Award Honorees is as follows:

  oGeneral Excellence: ChildNET of Plantation, FL
  oCorporate Citizenship: Memorial Hospital of Union County in Marysville, OH
  oCompetitive Advantage: Safelite Autoglass  of Columbus, OH
  oFinancial Impact: Etisalat Misr of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  oGlobal Outlook: HCL Technologies of Noida, India
  oInnovation: Alliant Techsystems (ATK) of Anoka, MN
  oManaging Change: Infosys  BPO of Bangalore, India
  oPartnership: A to Z Machine Co. of Appleton, WI
  oService: Veterans Affairs Learning University of Washington, DC
  oVision: Sodexo of Gaithersburg, MD

The 2012 Optimas Awards winners will be featured in the December issue of
Workforce Management magazine and online at

About Workforce: Published by Crain Communications Inc., Workforce (Workforce
Management magazine and is the leading business publication for
workforce management and human resources professionalsproviding news, trends
and analysis to over 5,000 print and 400,000 registered online subscribers.
Other products include multiple a weekly e-mail newsletters, four annual
online conferences, regular webcasts, and the industry respected Optimas
Awards and Game Changer Awards. Now in its 90th year, Workforce Management
magazine is one of the oldest and one of the largest continuously published
business magazines in the United States.

About Crain Communications: Crain Communications Inc. is one of the largest
privately-owned business publishers in the U.S. with nearly 30 business, trade
and consumer publications and related Web sites in North America and Europe.
As an authoritative source of vital news and information to industry leaders
and consumers worldwide, each of the company's newspapers, magazines and Web
sites have become required reading including Pensions & Investments,
Advertising Age, Automotive News, AutoWeek, Business Insurance, Modern
Healthcare, InvestmentNews and business weeklies in Detroit, Chicago,
Cleveland and New York. The company's Web site is

SOURCE Workforce

Contact: Sara Weber, Marketing Associate, +1-312-649-7943
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