Click here to close now.

SYS-CON MEDIA Authors: Dana Gardner, Elizabeth White, Liz McMillan, AppDynamics Blog, Pat Romanski

News Feed Item

SafeGuard World International Wins eLearning Award From Skillsoft

SANDBACH, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwired) -- 07/24/14 -- SafeGuard World International (SGWI), a leading provider of global managed payroll, global employment outsourcing and international HR services proudly accepted its "Best New Implementation" award at Skillsoft's 2014 Perspectives EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) conference on 17 July, 2014.

Skillsoft, a cloud based global learning organization, held their annual conference in London, UK, where they announced the winners of their inaugural Inspire Awards. These awards were designed to celebrate the hard work and dedication of Learning & Development (L&D) professionals across EMEA. Five categories were reviewed by a panel of expert judges and SGWI won the "Best New Implementation" award.

As a high-growth organization, SGWI has been growing its staff by more than 50% every year. SGWI's strategy entails recruiting the best people in the industry as well as developing and retaining their existing team. To support that strategy, SGWI created SafeGuard University (SGU), an employee training program that provides its staff (affectionately known as Guardians) with content specific training courses.

As part of SGU's strategic expansion, SGWI was seeking an online training tool to provide both job specific training and soft skills training for its Guardians who are based across five offices in four different countries. SGWI researched the market and ultimately chose Skillsoft, who emerged as the clear market leader. SGWI aimed to complete its Skillsoft implementation across the whole business within 28 days. While this was challenging, the highly experienced Skillsoft implementation team worked diligently and met the aggressive timeline.

SGWI Founder & Chief Guardian Bjorn Reynolds commented, "According to Gartner Research, 'SGWI is the young disrupter in this market and are leading the field in global payroll.' A large part of that is due to our people. We want to invest heavily in our Guardians and continually enhance their skills as this will not only maintain our high employee retention rates but will also ensure that our clients continue to get maximum value from our people. We are completely committed to our Guardians and to investing in their futures."

Rachel Sault, SGWI University Leader, added, "In addition to the Skillsoft team's success in meeting our timeline, we were also thrilled with the fact that their solution offers all of their courses online, which means that our Guardians can take them at their convenience, 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, regardless of what time zone they are in. At a group level, we enjoy a globally-consistent approach to training which has enabled us to create and track our Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) consistently. At a tactical level, we now enjoy an eLearning tool that empowers each of our Guardians to keep learning."

About SafeGuard World International - www.safeguardworld.com: SafeGuard World International (SGWI) provides Global Managed Payroll, Global Employment Outsourcing and international HR services to Fortune 500 companies. The company has been recognized by Gartner Research as "the young, aggressive disrupter in the market." Serving over 165 countries, SGWI supports companies of all sizes, with small or large employee populations, in mature and emerging international markets. For more information, call Chris Draeger at 1 (919) 672 7028 or visit http://www.safeguardworld.com.

About Skillsoft - www.skillsoft.com: Skillsoft is a pioneer in the field of learning with a long history of innovation. It provides cloud based learning solutions for its customers worldwide, ranging from global enterprises, government, and education to mid-sized and small businesses. Skillsoft's customer support teams draw on a wealth of in-house experience, flexible delivery platforms and a comprehensive learning e-library to develop off-the-shelf and custom learning programs tailored to cost-effectively meet customer needs. Skillsoft currently serves over 6,000 customers and more than 19,000,000 learners around the world. For more information, visit http://www.skillsoft.com.

Chris Draeger
1 (919) 672 7028

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo in Silicon Valley. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be! Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place Nov 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 17th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading in...
SAP is delivering break-through innovation combined with fantastic user experience powered by the market-leading in-memory technology, SAP HANA. In his General Session at 15th Cloud Expo, Thorsten Leiduck, VP ISVs & Digital Commerce, SAP, discussed how SAP and partners provide cloud and hybrid cloud solutions as well as real-time Big Data offerings that help companies of all sizes and industries run better. SAP launched an application challenge to award the most innovative SAP HANA and SAP HANA...
The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long development cycles that produce software that is obsolete at launch. DevOps may be disruptive, but it is essential. The DevOps Summit at Cloud Expo – to be held June 3-5, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City – will expand the DevOps community, enable a wide...
P2P RTC will impact the landscape of communications, shifting from traditional telephony style communications models to OTT (Over-The-Top) cloud assisted & PaaS (Platform as a Service) communication services. The P2P shift will impact many areas of our lives, from mobile communication, human interactive web services, RTC and telephony infrastructure, user federation, security and privacy implications, business costs, and scalability. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Robin Raymond, Chief Architect...
There is no question that the cloud is where businesses want to host data. Until recently hypervisor virtualization was the most widely used method in cloud computing. Recently virtual containers have been gaining in popularity, and for good reason. In the debate between virtual machines and containers, the latter have been seen as the new kid on the block – and like other emerging technology have had some initial shortcomings. However, the container space has evolved drastically since coming on...
Explosive growth in connected devices. Enormous amounts of data for collection and analysis. Critical use of data for split-second decision making and actionable information. All three are factors in making the Internet of Things a reality. Yet, any one factor would have an IT organization pondering its infrastructure strategy. How should your organization enhance its IT framework to enable an Internet of Things implementation? In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, James Kirkland, Chief Ar...
The 17th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. 17th International Cloud Expo, to be held November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, brings together Cloud Computing, APM, APIs, Microservices, Security, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding bu...
Cloud Expo, Inc. has announced today that Andi Mann returns to DevOps Summit 2015 as Conference Chair. The 4th International DevOps Summit will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City. "DevOps is set to be one of the most profound disruptions to hit IT in decades," said Andi Mann. "It is a natural extension of cloud computing, and I have seen both firsthand and in independent research the fantastic results DevOps delivers. So I am excited to help the great team at ...
All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors - connected to the Internet by 2020. This number will continue to grow at a rapid pace for the next several decades. With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo, June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enter...
The security devil is always in the details of the attack: the ones you've endured, the ones you prepare yourself to fend off, and the ones that, you fear, will catch you completely unaware and defenseless. The Internet of Things (IoT) is nothing if not an endless proliferation of details. It's the vision of a world in which continuous Internet connectivity and addressability is embedded into a growing range of human artifacts, into the natural world, and even into our smartphones, appliances, a...
In a recent research, analyst firm IDC found that the average cost of a critical application failure is $500,000 to $1 million per hour and the average total cost of unplanned application downtime is $1.25 billion to $2.5 billion per year for Fortune 1000 companies. In addition to the findings on the cost of the downtime, the research also highlighted best practices for development, testing, application support, infrastructure, and operations teams.
There is no doubt that Big Data is here and getting bigger every day. Building a Big Data infrastructure today is no easy task. There are an enormous number of choices for database engines and technologies. To make things even more challenging, requirements are getting more sophisticated, and the standard paradigm of supporting historical analytics queries is often just one facet of what is needed. As Big Data growth continues, organizations are demanding real-time access to data, allowing immed...
T-Mobile has been transforming the wireless industry with its “Uncarrier” initiatives. Today as T-Mobile’s IT organization works to transform itself in a like manner, technical foundations built over the last couple of years are now key to their drive for more Agile delivery practices. In his session at DevOps Summit, Martin Krienke, Sr Development Manager at T-Mobile, will discuss where they started their Continuous Delivery journey, where they are today, and where they are going in an effort ...
Enterprises are fast realizing the importance of integrating SaaS/Cloud applications, API and on-premises data and processes, to unleash hidden value. This webinar explores how managers can use a Microservice-centric approach to aggressively tackle the unexpected new integration challenges posed by proliferation of cloud, mobile, social and big data projects. Industry analyst and SOA expert Jason Bloomberg will strip away the hype from microservices, and clearly identify their advantages and d...
Container frameworks, such as Docker, provide a variety of benefits, including density of deployment across infrastructure, convenience for application developers to push updates with low operational hand-holding, and a fairly well-defined deployment workflow that can be orchestrated. Container frameworks also enable a DevOps approach to application development by cleanly separating concerns between operations and development teams. But running multi-container, multi-server apps with containers ...