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Choptank Recognized for Excellence in Recruiting by Workforce Magazine

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Choptank Transport recently was recognized as a winner in the Recruiting category of the 2018 Optimas Awards by Workforce magazine, a Human Capital Media publication. The awards program, celebrating its 28th year, recognizes companies achieving successful measurable business outcomes through visionary and impactful human resources initiatives.

Thirty-one companies were named winners from this year’s pool of nominees. Gold, Silver and Bronze Optimas Awards were given in the following categories: Benefits, Business Impact, Corporate Citizenship, Global Outlook, Innovation, Managing Change, Partnership, Recruiting, Training and Vision. Additionally, General Excellence was awarded to one company demonstrating excellence in at least six of the aforementioned categories.

Pam Hutchinson, Choptank’s vice president of human resources, explained, “The talent market is vastly different than it was just a few years ago. If you want to attract top talent you must provide the best candidate experience possible and communicate proactively with prospective employees. Our team has changed their whole perspective on talent acquisition and it shows in the improved quality and volume of candidates we have been able to bring on board. People drive this business and receiving this award reflects the hard work of our entire HR and talent acquisition team. It’s a huge honor.”

“For over the 28 years we’ve seen companies place increasing importance on human resources initiatives, realizing the potential a strong HR department can have on business growth,” said Rick Bell, editorial director of Workforce magazine.

“This year’s finalists stand out in an ever-expanding field of qualified nominees, and we’re pleased to see so many organizations using innovative HR practices to improve their business.” Bell added.

Optimas Award winners were initially announced on workforce.com and Choptank Transport will be profiled in the November/December issue of Workforce magazine. 


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