HR Administration

Workforce Magazine Announces 2015 Optimas Award Winners

By Taylar Ramsey

Dec. 2, 2015

Press Release
For Immediate Release

Workforce Magazine Announces 2015 Optimas Award Winners

The 25th anniversary of award program receives

record-breaking number of nominations  

Chicago, Dec. 2, 2015 — Workforce magazine, a publication of Human Capital Media (HCM), the largest media company serving the human capital industry, announced the winners of its acclaimed Optimas Awards on Nov. 22. Below is a full list of the winners and their ranking within each category.

This year marked the 25th anniversary of the awards, which recognizes HR and workforce management initiatives that achieve business results for the organization. Each winner produced measureable business results and pushed their organizations to record profits, greater market share, higher stock value and better corporate reputations.

WVU Medicine’s Special Event Readiness Program was awarded the coveted General Excellence Award, in recognition of the company excelling in at least six of the nine categories and making human resources a function that drives performance.

“Companies are not just realizing their people are their strongest asset, they are acting on it and setting in motion HR initiatives and solutions that develop and empower their workforce,” said Rick Bell, managing editor of Workforce. “The groups named Optimas Award winners are some of the top performing organizations producing fruitful and lasting change where it was needed.”

General Excellence

WVU Medicine — Special Event Readiness Program


Gold: Tallahassee (Florida) Memorial Healthcare

Silver: Kronos Inc.

Business Impact

Gold: LaSalle Network

Silver: LyondellBasell Industries

Corporate Citizenship

Gold: Hnedak Bobo Group

Silver: Hydro Ottawa

Global Outlook

Gold: Level 3 Communications

Silver: MOL Group


Gold: Oakland County, Michigan

Silver: Global iLabs

Managing Change

Gold: Cyberjaya University College

Silver: Washoe County (Nevada) School District


Gold: Imajine That

Silver: County of San Mateo (California)


Gold: Zoombezi Bay

Silver: Inflection


Gold: Tenaris

Silver: Red Robin International Inc.


Gold: NCR Corp.

Silver: Peterbilt Motors Co.

For more information about the Optimas Awards, please visit

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Workforce is a multimedia publication that covers the intersection of people management and business strategy. Our content helps HR professionals approach their jobs from a more strategic, big-picture, business-results perspective.


Human Capital Media (HCM) is the largest integrated media company serving the human capital, management and workforce development industries. Through award-winning content, events, awards and research, they deliver valuable news, analysis, tools and solutions to make the most of human capital, as well as create a vibrant community where decision makers and solution providers connect to solve their workplace challenges.

Company Contact

Taylar Ramsey

Human Capital Media


Media Contact                                                                                                

Suanna Van Norstrand

3Points Communications



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