Brother's Onboarding Interactive Package - Brandon Hall Gold Award Winner 2020 

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Client's Learning Needs

Workplace values are the guiding principles to how employees work within an organization. It is important for employees to understand the workplace values so that there is cohesion within the team as they work together to meet business goals. Brother Industries Ltd, a Japanese multinational electronics and electrical company in Japan recognised this and engaged Grid_Synergy to develop an onboarding training program to help new hires to understand the following five workplace values: 

  • Self-Leadership 

  • Teamwork/Collaboration  

  • Change and Innovation 

  • Problem-Solving and Decision-Making 

  • Pride 

Solution

The onboarding training programme we designed for Brother has won the highly coveted Gold Sward in the 2020 Brandon Hall Group Excellence In Technology Awards for Best Advance In Onboarding Technology. It was designed using the scenario-based learning model and was delivered through a gamified series of humorous interactive videos, which made the entire course highly engaging. The interactive media package reflects Grid_Synergy’s creative use of media technology to accentuate the energy and passion that Brother has to initiate its new employees to its international workforce.

Learners immerse themselves in authentic scenarios and learn about workplace values through decision-making. The use of branched scenarios is an effective way to allow learners to acquire knowledge and competencies without the fear or risk of making mistakes, and it helps the learners to apply what they learnt in their workplace more effectively.

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Grid_Synergy’s win was announced on December 10, 2020. The winners are listed at https://www.brandonhall.com/excellenceawards/excellence-technology.php?year=2020#BestAdvanceinOnboardingTechnology

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“This award is well-deserved! The interactive package is presently deployed to welcome our new staff and to help us emotionally connect them to the precious values of our corporate family,” - Mr Allan Cheng, Head, Human Capital from Brother International Singapore.

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A panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts, and Brandon Hall Group senior analysts and executives evaluated the entries based upon the following criteria:

  • Product: What was the product’s breakthrough innovation?

  • Unique differentiators: What makes the product unique and how does it differ from any competing products?

  • Value proposition: What problem does the product solve and/or what need does this product address?

  • Measurable results: What are the benefits customers can expect to experience as a result of using this product?

“Technology is the great enabler of human capital management initiatives. It has never been more important than during this rapid evolution of remote work that challenged everyone to instantly adapt,” said Brandon Hall, Group Chief Operating Officer and awards programme head, Rachel Cooke. “Winners of Excellence in Technology Awards are critical drivers of their organizations’ success, especially in these disruptive times. Their solutions resulted in substantial benefit to their business and the human capital management function. That is the ultimate differentiator: the positive business impact of technology.”

“The Excellence Award in Technology also emphasizes the value of collaboration between HCM leaders, business leaders and technology developers. To win, everyone must work together to meet the needs of all stakeholders, especially the end-users. Technology Award winners met this challenge and created value for everyone,” said Brandon Hall Group Chief Executive Officer Mike Cooke.