Brandon Hall Rewards NTT DATA and Learnship GlobalEnglish Program

GOLD Award for “Best Advance in Creating a Learning Strategy” developed for the 3500 professionals of the Italian branch

Milano, 23 October 2019 – NTT DATA, a Japanese multinational leader in consulting and IT services, announces the winning of the Gold Award in the Best Advance in Creating a Learning Strategy category assigned by Brandon Hall to the Learnship GlobalEnglish project developed in Italy.

Knowledge of the English language is becoming a fundamental requirement for knowledge workers in today’s global and hyper-connected workplace. In response to this challenge, NTT DATA collaborated with Learnship GlobalEnglish to design a program that could help all employees communicate more effectively with colleagues around the world and better serve an increasingly global customer base.

The digital language training project started with a pilot program and, by May 2019, had expanded to 80% of NTT DATA’s Italian employees. Each employee is assigned to a 12-month basic program with clear performance targets and the best students have access to more advanced personal coaching sessions.

“For over twenty years, the Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards Program has rewarded leading organizations for the latest Human Capital Management innovations,” said Rachel Cooke, COO of Brandon Hall Group and leader of the HCM Excellence Awards Program. “The award-winning initiatives are not just innovative but meet specific business needs and create truly significant success stories.”

Now entering its 25th year, the Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards is the most prestigious awards program in the industry. Often called the “Academy Awards” by Learning, Talent and Business Executives, the program was one of the first of its kind when it debuted in 1994. The applications are evaluated by a jury composed of veterans, independent experts in the sector, analysts and leaders of the Brandon Hall Group based on the following criteria: response to needs, program design, functionality, innovation and measurable overall benefits.

“We are very proud to have won the GOLD Award in the Best Advance in Creating a Learning Strategy,” states Antonio Vitale, Head of HR NTT DATA Italia. “The success of our projects is down to our people and their skills. Increasing their motivation and pushing them to do better is one of our values. Thanks to the Learnship GlobalEnglish project each of our employees can study and improve their level of English wherever they are, even on the move.”

“As the Brandon Hall Awards are considered the ‘Academy Awards’ of the training industry, we are thrilled for NTT DATA and honored that our client programs have been recognized,” said Sushel Bijganath, Learnship founder and CEO. “Specifically, for us, this is a great validation of the role that the GlobalEnglish digital platform can play in Learnship’s overall goal to deliver the ultimate language learning solution.”

About NTT DATA Italia

NTT DATA Italia is part of the Japanese multinational NTT DATA, one of the world’s leading players in IT Consulting and Services. Digital, Consulting, Cyber Security and System Integration are just some of the main lines of business. Our mission is to create value for our customers through innovation. NTT DATA has a global presence in over 50 countries, 118,000 professionals and an international network of research and development centers in Tokyo, Palo Alto and Cosenza. NTT DATA is present in Italy with over 3000 employees and 8 offices: Milan, Rome, Turin, Genoa, Treviso, Pisa, Naples and Cosenza. NTT DATA Italia has been engaged for years in the development of social responsibility and sustainability initiatives through the involvement of its employees in social volunteering actions, support for non-profit associations participating in fund raising initiatives, the association at the Sodalitas Foundation. NTT DATA Italia intends to initiate partnership agreements with third sector companies for the purchase of products and services of corporate interest that have a positive impact on associations that operate in favor of disability and social problems.

Milan, Rome, Turin, Genoa, Treviso, Pisa, Naples and Cosenza.

About Learnship GlobalEnglish

Learnship and GlobalEnglish are companies of the same group, headquartered in Cologne, Germany with offices in Basel, Berlin, Chennai, Chicago, Mexico City, Munich, Paris, San Mateo, Shanghai, and Tokyo. The group provides online, face-to-face, digital, and blended language learning, as well as intercultural training for corporate employees in more than 75 countries.

About Brandon Hall Group

Brandon Hall Group, a company specializing in research and consultancy services Human Capital Management (HCM), provides valuable information in the areas of Training and Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Talent Acquisition and Human Resources. With more than 10,000 customers globally and over 20 years of worldwide research and consulting services, Brandon Hall Group focuses on improving business performance through strategic analysis, for managers and operators responsible for growth and business results.

This page was written prior to our acquisition of GlobalEnglish so some of the copy may be a little confusing. Please excuse any reference to GlobalEnglish or out-dated product names. GlobalEnglish’s One platform is now known as Learnship Solo and is a core part of our offering. You can learn more here.