Pearson is the Recipient of Five 2015 HCM Brandon Hall Excellence Awards

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Brandon Hall Excellence Awards Honor Industry Leaders Dedicated to Driving Business Results and Producing High Quality Work

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Pearson and its professional training and development partners announced today that they are the recipients of five 2015 HCM Brandon Hall Excellence Awards. Now entering its 21st year, the Brandon Hall Group Human Capital Management Excellence Awards program is the most prestigious in the professional training and development industry. Often called the “Academy Awards” by learning, talent, and business executives, the program, which was pioneered in 1994, was one of the first of its kind in the learning industry.

“These highly coveted accolades recognize our successful collaboration with leading organizations to deliver the highest quality training and professional development services and solutions, enabling them to help improve lives, careers, and literacy through learning,” said John Wannemacher, VP of Strategic Marketing, Pearson.

Pearson’s Professional training and development group partners with corporations, associations, non-profits, and government agencies such as the American Health Information Management Association, the Gender Intelligence Group, the Ariel Group, and the U.S. Green Building Council, to create effective services and solutions that align with their online and blended learning and professional development goals to improve business and organizational results.

Pearson has won awards across multiple categories in partnership with key customer engagements:

Gold Award with American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and Pearson for “Best Learning Team”

Gold Award with Intesa Sanpaolo and Pearson English Business Solutions for “Best Use of Blended Learning”

Bronze Award with AARP Foundation Experience Corps and Pearson for “Best Use of Video for Learning”

Bronze Award with Al Tayer Group and Pearson English Business Solutions for “Best Results of
a Learning Program”

Bronze Award with Tata Consultancy Services and Pearson English Business Solutions for
“Best Advance in Competencies and Skills Development”

“Winning these awards is a wonderful accomplishment as our continued focus on delivering positive outcomes and the best of breed of digitally enabled learning experiences has been recognized,” said Karine Allouche Salanon, Sr. Vice President, Pearson English Business Solutions. “These awards validate our approach of consistently developing individuals to build on the skills that they have while gaining alignment with the overall strategy in the organization where they work. Again, congratulations to our clients, and to our team, for delivering on our promise of excellence in talent development.”

Pearson English Business Solutions, the world’s largest provider of English language learning, covers everything from basics for beginners to boardroom-level business English. Through engagement and encouragement, they’re transforming the process of learning English from an obstacle to an achievement in an individual's life, breaking down language barriers around the world. Learn more at

“The high quality of work and commitment to driving business results among our award winners never fails to amaze me,” said Rachel Cooke, Chief Operating Officer of Brandon Hall Group and head of the awards program. “All of these winning programs deliver meaningful business results to their organizations. Winning an Excellence Award is a great honor, but the real winners are the organizations themselves and their customers and clients because of the innovation and customer focus they demonstrate.”

Visit this link for a complete list of the 2015 winners. Winners will be honored on January 28, 2016 at the HCM Excellence Conference in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

About Pearson
Pearson is the world’s leading learning company, with 40,000 employees in more than 80 countries working to help people of all ages to make measurable progress in their lives through learning. For more information about Pearson, visit

About Brandon Hall Group, Inc.
Brandon Hall Group is a HCM research and advisory services firm that provides insights around key performance areas, including Learning and Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Talent Acquisition and HR/Workforce Management.

With more than 10,000 clients globally and 20 years of delivering world-class research and advisory services, Brandon Hall Group is focused on developing research that drives performance in emerging and large organizations, and provides strategic insights for executives and practitioners responsible for growth and business results.

At the core of our offerings is a Membership Program that combines research, benchmarking and unlimited access to data and analysts. The Membership Program offers insights and leading practices to enable 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.

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Laura Howe, laura.howe(at)
Mike Cooke, mike.cooke(at)

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