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Brandon Hall Group Recognizes Skillsoft and SumTotal Customers Cox Enterprises and Domtar for Excellence in Learning

Companies utilized leading learning and development solutions to enable learning and drive business impact 

Boston – September 25, 2019 – Brandon Hall Group recently recognized Skillsoft and SumTotal Systems customers in its annual Excellence Awards for Learning and Development. The awards recognized Cox Enterprises and Domtar for their innovative learning and compliance training programs, respectively, that enable employee development.

“We are thrilled to see our customers recognized by Brandon Hall Group and commend their commitment to delivering transformative learning and career development opportunities to their employees,” said Ron Hovsepian, executive chairman, Skillsoft. “Cox Enterprises and Domtar Paper have developed innovative programs that produce exceptional learning outcomes and tangible business impact.”

A panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts, Brandon Hall Group analysts and executives evaluated the award entries based on the following criteria: fit the need, design of the program, functionality, innovation and overall measurable benefits.

Brandon Hall Group recognized Cox Enterprises and Domtar for the following awards:

Cox Enterprises | Best Advance in Learning Technology Implementation | Gold
Cox Enterprises collaborated with SumTotal and Skillsoft to develop a next-generation, mobile-friendly solution that delivers anywhere, anytime learning to Cox’s 53,000 U.S. employees. The solution, featuring SumTotal’s LMS and Skillsoft’s Leadership, Business Skills, Technology & Developer and Compliance portfolios, has enabled Cox to close its IT skill gap, boost leadership competencies, spark innovation, enable talent mobility and build a culture of continuous learning. In the first 18 months of Learn@Cox, more than 86 percent of Cox’s U.S. workforce logged into the learning platform and completed 1 million learning activities. 

Domtar Corporation | Best Advance in Compliance Training | Bronze
Leveraging SumTotal and a vast library of Environmental Health and Safety and Legal & Ethics content from Skillsoft Compliance, Domtar centralized learning on My Knowledge Tree, a university-style LMS. Following this launch, Domtar boasts a 99 percent completion rate across its 10,000 global employees and 34 accesses per learner each year on average. This is a vast improvement as the company previously lacked a global solution for required compliance training. Critical to Domtar’s success is Skillsoft’s ability to deliver compliance content in several languages, enabling the company to meet diverse regulations across all of its operating geographies.

“Many human capital management departments have difficulty demonstrating metrics and proof that their initiatives impact the business’s bottom line. The HCM Excellence Awards recognize programs that provide a tangible benefit to their organizations and employees,” said Mike Cooke, CEO, Brandon Hall Group.

Now entering its 25th year, the Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards is one of the most prestigious awards programs in the learning and development industry. Often called the “Academy Awards” by Learning, Talent and Business Executives, the awards recognize organizations that have successfully developed and deployed programs, strategies, modalities, processes, systems and tools that have achieved measurable results.

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