The Training award recognizes organizations that developed a targeted training program that addressed a significant corporate priority and delivered measurable results. Here are the winners for 2018:
Gold: Siemens Healthineers
Siemens Healthineers is committed to advancing human health and enabling health care providers worldwide toward forward-thinking products and solutions to shape and transform the health care industry.
The company reinvented itself and determined the need to strengthen its position for educational excellence through an online strategy that is globally accepting and relevant within the health care industry.
The educational online strategy began in 2011 when its Personalized Education Plan — knowledge-based online training, skill-based exercises and ability-based assessments — was launched. In 2012, the Personalized Education Plan administrator was developed to assign and track a plan’s completion. However, in 2015 it was replaced with PEPconnect, which provides access to virtual education and performance support activities for health care professionals. The PEPconnect app was launched in 2017 and enhanced the user-friendly concept. The device’s camera can scan an object and access associated learning activities instantly, according to the company’s nomination application.
Additionally, Virtual Education Solutions, which executes the learning strategy in alignment with the vision for Siemens Healthineers, announced in 2017 their “one way of learning,” according to the nomination application. This resulted in a reduction of 37 learning management systems to just one: the global Healthcare Integrated Learning Solution, also known as HILS.
HILS is an internal education enterprise solution comprised of multiple integrated tools for both front-end and back-end management. The public interfaces for HILS are PEPconnect and PEPconnections, which was also delivered in 2017 and is a premium subscription to virtual education services that manages the health care institution’s performance growth with integrated group management and administration features; it gives health care managers the ability to assign, track and manage group education.
HILS provides access to education and information at time of need to Siemens Healthineers customers in 120 countries, including 48,000 employees and partners, according to the nomination application.
William Magagna, vice president of virtual education solutions, said, “HILS offers evolving content that is rich in interactivity, multimedia objects and adaptable for future evolution of the virtual education element expansion.”
“We are once again excited and honored to be recognized by Workforce and look forward to continuing our relationship with this program,” Magagna said. “The commitment of Siemens Healthineers to revolutionizing virtual education for the future has been the most influential factor.”
For its efforts in global health care education, Siemens Healthineers is the 2018 Optimas Award Gold winner for Training.
TCS transitioned their learning framework to focus on strengthening leadership development in the organization — specifically for middle managers.
The Leadership in You, or LiY, program was launched a year ago for leaders in the operational tier — middle managers as team leaders or as individual contributors. LiY is voluntary and focuses on three aspects of internal certification: managing self, managing teams and managing the business. It is designed to anticipate and manage change through curated Skillsoft content combined with expert and mentor sessions and webinars.
“A healthy pipeline of ongoing registrations and growing adoption among middle and tactical level leaders across the organization and global coverage assures us that the program is in the right direction,” TCS stated in the nomination application.
For its efforts in leadership and management competencies, Tata Consultancy Services is the 2018 Optimas Award Silver winner for Training.
Bronze: Raytheon Co.
For its efforts to use its Export/Import Compliance Program as a workforce management initiative, Raytheon Co. is the 2018 Optimas Award Bronze winner for Training.