Sponge wins three gold Brandon Hall Group HCM Excellence Awards!

The digital learning provider won two gold awards in the ‘Best Advance in Compliance Training’ category and one gold award in the ‘Best Advance in Custom Content’.

Bristol, UK – August 23, 2022 – Sponge has added to its awards tally by winning three coveted Brandon Hall Group gold awards for excellence in Learning and Development. The leader in innovative digital learning won two gold awards in the category of ‘Best Advance in Compliance Training’ and one for ‘Best Advance in Custom Content’, sealing a clean sweep at the 2022 awards ceremony.

The awards recognise two cutting-edge projects that Sponge has delivered for the global pharmaceutical sector over the past year. The first involved the updating of anti-bribery training, for one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical organisations, to make it more streamlined, role-based, and relevant.

The second project, for another large global pharmaceutical organisation, Takeda, focused on taking an innovative approach to code of conduct training to ensure it aligned with the global pharmaceutical organisation’s values, vision, and identity. There were two gold awards for this project, in the ‘Best Advance in Compliance Training’ and ‘Best Advance in Custom Content’ categories.

The entries were evaluated by a panel of independent senior industry experts, Brandon Hall Group analysts, and executives based upon the following criteria: fit the need, design of the program, functionality, innovation, and overall measurable benefits.

“These three gold awards are a major achievement,” said Lisa Coyte, Head of Creative Services at Sponge. “They demonstrate the strength we have across Sponge, from the account managers who worked tirelessly with our clients, to the designers, consultants, and project managers who delivered the solution. These three awards also reflect Sponge’s position as a strategic global L&D leader in compliance and custom content, as well as the deep sector-specific knowledge we possess, particularly in the pharmaceutical sector.”

The scale of Sponge’s achievement was also echoed by Brandon Hall Group Chief Operating Officer, and leader of the HCM Excellence Awards programme, Rachel Cooke: “Excellence Award winners distinguish themselves through their growing understanding that all the functions of HCM are integrated and must work together to move businesses forward. It is a pleasure to see more organisations collaborating across functions and getting more sophisticated and accomplished at delivering measurable benefit through ground-breaking HCM practices.”

Excellence Award winners will be honoured at Brandon Hall Group’s HCM Excellence Conference (Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2023) at the Hilton West Palm Beach, Florida.


About Brandon Hall Group

Brandon Hall Group operates the largest and longest running awards program in Human Capital Management. As an independent HCM research and analyst firm they conduct studies in Learning and Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Talent Acquisition and HR/Workforce Management. These benchmark studies help organizations by providing strategic insights for executives and practitioners responsible for growth and business results.

Coupling the research studies with the best practice from the awards, Brandon Hall Group has helped more than 10,000 clients globally and more than 28 years of delivering world-class research and advisory. At the core of our offerings is a membership program that combines research, benchmarking and unlimited access to data and analysts. Membership enables executives and practitioners to make the right decisions about people, processes, and systems, coalesced with analyst advisory services which aim to put the research into action in a way that is practical and efficient.

Brandon Hall Group has also launched professional certifications for business and human capital management professionals to upskill themselves and gain credentials for career advancement. (www.brandonhall.com).

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