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Oakland, CA – March 3, 2010 -- Bersin & Associates, the only research and advisory firm focused solely on enterprise learning, talent management, and talent acquisition, today announced the winners of Bersin & Associates’ 2010 Learning Leaders Program. Based on detailed criteria compiled over years of research, the Learning Leaders Program, now in its fourth year, recognizes organizations which have developed and implemented effective and efficient approaches to employee learning and talent management, resulting in significant business improvement. The Bersin & Associates 2010 Learning Leaders include 15 organizations across technology, consumer products, media, financial services, telecommunications, real estate, and accounting and staffing services firms as well as ten providers of training and talent management solutions and services. The winners are:
Operational Training and Development Excellence:
Learning Organization and Governance Excellence:
Leadership Development Excellence:
Learning and Talent Initiative Excellence:
Learning and Talent Technology Excellence:
Vendor Innovation in Learning and Talent Management:
According to Josh Bersin, president, a recurring theme among the applicants was how to meet learning and talent management needs with fewer resources. “Several of these organizations faced severe workforce reductions last year. But their learning organizations were able to focus on the most critical business needs, find ways to adapt to the changing needs of learners, and facilitate collaboration and knowledge sharing,” he said. “Others found ways – despite budget cuts – to meet the needs of increasingly global learning communities, build leadership strength among junior executives, deliver results-focused sales training and improve employee retention. “These Learning Leaders represent the very best of enterprise learning and talent management with high impact on the business. We believe that all training and development professionals can gain valuable insight from their success stories,” he added. The Bersin & Associates report, Learning Leaders 2010: Lessons from the Best, provides an in-depth look at the best practices of the 25 winners. Click here to receive a complimentary copy. Learning Leader winners will be recognized at Bersin & Associates upcoming research conference, IMPACT 2010: The Business of Talent®. In addition, senior practitioners from Learning Leader winner organizations – past and present – will participate in panel discussions and present in-depth case studies on a wide range of topics. The organizations include Accenture, Amway, AT&T, The Boeing Company, Booz Allen, Caterpillar, Cisco Systems, Coldwell Banker Commercial, Deloitte, Philips, RWD Technologies, Seagate, and Vestas. Learning Leaders program partner Elearning! magazine features the 2010 winners in its March special issue. “We congratulate the 2010 Learning Leaders,” said Catherine Upton, CEO and publisher of Elearning!. “Readers, and the industry as a whole, can learn from how these winners conquered huge challenges in 2009.” For more information on the Learning Leaders Program, click here. To be added to the Bersin & Associates mailing list for Learning Leaders Program news, updates, and the 2011 call for applications, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.About Bersin & AssociatesBersin & Associates is the only research and advisory firm focused solely on research in enterprise learning, talent management, and talent acquisition. The company’s WhatWorks® membership program offers actionable guidance, improves operational effectiveness, and delivers business impact to companies in all industry segments. Bersin & Associates research members gain access to a comprehensive library of best practices, case studies, benchmarks, and in-depth market analyses designed to assist professionals in making fast and confident decisions. Members also have direct access to analysts and a wide range of tested tools and models to address both strategic and day-to-day challenges. More than 5,000 organizations worldwide have used Bersin & Associates’ research and advisory services to guide talent and corporate learning strategies. Research areas include planning and strategy, learning programs and delivery, talent management, leadership development and succession planning, talent acquisition, technology and infrastructure, informal learning, social networking, measurement and analytics. For more information, go to www.bersin.com or call 561 455 0622. About Elearning!Elearning! helps business executives build smarter companies with enterprise-wide learning technologies. Elearning! Magazine provides executives a roadmap to building a high performance organization by focusing on industry best practices, real-world case studies, trends, analysis, new products and services. Elearning! Magazine, Government Elearning! Magazine, e-zines, E-News, Alerts, Elearning! Summits and Web sites are produced by B2B Media Company, LLC. To learn more, visit www.2elearning.com.