Blue Ocean Brain, a leading provider of workplace microlearning and professional development content, has won two coveted Brandon Hall Group awards in their Fall 2021 Excellence in Technology Program - a gold award for Best Advance in Diversity and Inclusion Innovation, and a silver award for Best Advance in Technology Innovation for the Remote Workforce. Both awards were in the Future of Work program category.
The gold-winning award entry, titled Modern Microlearning to Help Companies Take Action on DEI, was focused on Blue Ocean Brain's work helping companies make meaningful strides in their diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) commitments through continuous learning opportunities that reach and engage all employees on a journey of awareness to action around the many nuanced DEI concepts such as interrupting bias, inclusive leadership, embracing differences, and psychological safety.
The silver award-winning entry, Workplace Learning and Culture Building Never End, captured Blue Ocean Brain's success delivering highly relevant, just-in-time learning for employees around the world during a time when the abrupt shift to remote work made it difficult to maintain a focus on individual professional development and stay connected with their teams and leaders.
“Technology has never been more critical for success in human capital management than it is today. We were thrilled to see many new innovations in all areas, but especially related to the future of work,” said Brandon Hall Group Chief Operating Officer and awards program head Rachel Cooke. “Thanks to the many innovations from our Excellence in Technology winners, organizations have many compelling options as they make important decisions on how to leverage technology to drive their people strategies.”
“HCM solution providers must be experts and visionaries in technology, but they also must have the ability to anticipate the diverse needs of employers as they work to adapt to ongoing change,” Brandon Hall Group CEO Mike Cooke said. “This requires a blend of curiosity, empathy and agility that is difficult to achieve. We have seen an extraordinary level of insight and creativity from our Excellence in Technology winners that has been exciting to see.”
A panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts, and Brandon Hall Group senior analysts and executives evaluated the entries based upon the following criteria:
- Product: What was the product’s breakthrough innovation?
- Unique differentiators: What makes the product unique and how does it differ from any competing products?
- Value proposition: What problem does the product solve and/or what need does this product address?
- Measurable results: What are the benefits customers can expect to experience as a result of using this product?
About Blue Ocean Brain
Blue Ocean Brain is a pioneering microlearning firm that combines collaborative consultation, award-winning content, and flexible integration options to help clients of all sizes and industries across the globe develop a high-performing culture of inclusion and learning that aligns with and supports their strategic priorities. Produced fresh daily, Blue Ocean Brain's interactive content and modern user experience bring mission-critical material to the on-the-go learner in a way that fits easily into the natural flow of their workday. Blue Ocean Brain's content is designed to upskill busy employees around important initiatives such as diversity and inclusion, leadership development, employee mental health and well-being, critical thinking, change management, and much more. Learn more about their complete learning solution at www.BlueOceanBrain.com.
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)