Toledo, OH (PRWEB) August 25, 2004
LearnShare, LLC, the consortium of Fortune 500 companies organized to research, design, purchase, package and share best practices in the training and development field, today announced the public launch of the Vendor Identification Program or VIP, a system designed to help HR executives easily sift through the clutter to identify the right learning and development products and services for their organizations. LearnShare VIP, which up until now was only available to LearnShare members, is now a free service that provides detailed background on suppliers that offer instructor-led training, e-learning courses, seminars and workshops, collaboration tools, learning technologies, and related products and services.
ÂWe are pleased to open up the VIP System to companies outside of our membership. This valuable web-based tool provides HR executives the resources they need, at their fingertips, to thoroughly research vendors quickly and easily without making phone calls or listening to unwanted sales pitches,Â said Lois Webster, CEO of LearnShare. ÂAs a result of this vetted database, HR executives will save time and money for what could be an arduous task.Â
The VIP system which was previously only available to members and subscribers including members 3M, ChevronTexaco, Deere & Co., Eaton, General Motors, Levi Strauss & Co, Motorola, Northwest Airlines, Owens Corning, Owens-Illinois, Pfizer Inc, Pilkington, and UnitedHealth Group. Subscribers include Alliance Data Systems, Ashland Inc., CNA, Cigna Insurance, Comcast, Dana Corporation, Holcim (USA), MDS, Kmart, Lafarge, Marathon Oil, McCormick & Company, Inc., Progress Energy, Spartan Stores Inc., Tetra Holdings (USA), UPS, USI and Valvoline. VIP includes a description of the vendor, contact information, current customers, references, compliance information, delivery methods, course features, languages, integration and systems requirements, pricing, course titles and other critical data to make an informed decision. The robust search capability allows the user to search by company, category, content area, media format, geographic area, as well as many other slices of the database.
HR executives can now register for the free VIP System by contacting Matt Franks at [email protected] or calling 419-327-4160 x 4162.
LearnShare LLC, founded in 1996, is a consortium of 31 diverse, industry-leading companies dedicated to sharing their proven expertise and innovative practices across member organizations to enhance their competitive advantage. LearnShareÂs key focus is to provide technology-based learning solutions, collaborative communities, best practices and applied research to meet its membersÂ mission critical business education and development needs. The original member companies are 3M, ChevronTexaco, Deere & Co., Eaton, General Motors, Levi Strauss & Co, Motorola, Northwest Airlines, Owens Corning, Owens-Illinois, Pfizer Inc, Pilkington, and UnitedHealth Group. For more information, visit http://www.learnshare.com
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