Game changer in OCPS Human Resources earns award
Posted on 06/28/2018
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June 28, 2018 – Neil Otto, Orange County Public Schools’ human resources talent acquisition administrator, has earned the 2018 Workforce Game Changers Award from Workforce magazine. In its eighth year, the international award program selects the top human resources practitioners and strategists under the age of 40 dedicated to pushing the profession forward with innovative people-management practices.

Otto was nominated for this award for his forward-thinking efforts to increase the OCPS human resources department’s presence on social media and improve their external branding. This led to a decrease in vacancies, as Otto markets teaching in Orlando to prospective employees from across the world. A former elementary school teacher with an MBA, Otto brings an understanding of corporate best practices to his job. 

In addition to his work on the department’s social media pages, Otto created a database of candidates to ensure the growth of the county’s network of qualified teachers. Otto’s work has allowed schools to reach and keep in touch with a new generation of teachers.

Each year, Game Changers have demonstrated excellence in devising and executing innovative HR strategies to help their companies or clients improve their workforces. “Neil Otto is one of an amazing group of young, up-and-coming HR professionals who take on HR initiatives that advance workforce management practices for their organization as well as their profession,” said Rick Bell, Workforce magazine’s editorial director.

Workforce Game Changers winners will be profiled in the July/August issue of Workforce magazine and highlighted on

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