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The company joins the list of top overall winners in the prestigious awards competition, bringing home awards in a wide variety of categories that include sales training, new hire onboarding, mobile learning, learning games, accessibility, video, and innovation. San Francisco, Calif., September 11, 2017 — SweetRush, a leader in performance improvement, custom learning content, and learner engagement, was recently awarded 17 coveted HCM Excellence Awards, including 13 Gold awards, from the Brandon Hall Group. The company, which placed among the top overall winners in 2017, shares these recognitions with its client-partners Bridgestone Americas, Cisco, Google, Hilton, and Pfizer. SweetRush brought home awards in a wide variety of categories, demonstrating the breadth and depth of its capabilities and innovation in developing custom learning solutions. The company won for its sales, new hire onboarding, and certification training programs, as well as for methods of delivery and engagement, including mobile learning, performance support, video, learning games, accessibility, and learning technology. SweetRush’s commitment to innovation is reflected in its three wins in the “unique and innovative” categories, and the award it shares with client-partner Google in the learning team category exemplifies SweetRush’s commitment to partnership. A panel composed of independent senior industry experts and Brandon Hall Group senior analysts and executive leadership evaluated the entries based on the following criteria: fit the need, design of the program, functionality, innovation, and overall measurable benefits. Here is SweetRush’s complete list of 2017 HCM Excellence Awards: GOLD – Best Advance in Custom Content GOLD – Best Results of a Learning Program GOLD – Best Use of Blended Learning GOLD – Best Certification Program GOLD – Best Use of Games and Simulations for Learning GOLD – Best Use of Mobile Learning GOLD – Best Use of Performance Support GOLD – Best Use of Video for Learning GOLD – Best Unique or Innovative Learning and Development Program (two wins) GOLD – Best Advance in Training Programs that Require Global Accessibility Standards GOLD – Best Sales Training & Performance Program GOLD – Best Unique and Innovative Sales Training Program SILVER – Best Learning Team SILVER – Best New Hire Onboarding Program BRONZE – Best Advance in Learning Technology Implementation BRONZE – Best Program for Sales Training and Performance “There are few industries with so broad an application as ours to shape culture, values, operations, and the overall daily work experience. It is a thrill to work with so many amazing client-partners in a time of rapid change and emerging technology,” said Andrei Hedstrom, SweetRush CEO. “We have been rewarded year after year—for sticking to our values of caring for and committing to our client-partners, our team, and the world around us—with the opportunity to elevate our little piece of the industry. Our hats off to the large community of quality L&D professionals—past, present, and future—for their contributions to human learning and their commitment to engaging the significant challenges of our time.” “I’d like to take a moment to focus inward and express how proud I am of the SweetRush team,” said Arturo Schwartzberg, Cofounder and Chairman of SweetRush. “Working in the custom development space means every client project is challenging and unique, and that means getting up every day to design and implement solutions that require extreme innovation and commitment. I stand in awe of the superstar SweetRush team.” “Excellence Award winners symbolize the power and impact that human capital management practices can have on a business or on any organization,” said Rachel Cooke, Chief Operating Officer of Brandon Hall Group and head of the awards program. “Many organizations can have great HCM initiatives, but the standard of excellence only applies for organizations whose HCM practices truly benefit the business. That’s what the Excellence Awards program stands for, and that is what Brandon Hall Group stands for.” The full list of 2017 winners can be found on the Brandon Hall Group website.
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