The awards from the Brandon Hall Group, a US-based independent research and analyst firm, recognise organisations that successfully deploy programs that achieve excellent measurable results in the areas of learning and development, talent management, leadership development, talent acquisition, workforce management, sales performance and corporate initiatives.
In 2015, Boral started to implement a new learning management system – Seertech’s iLearning Plus – across its 6000 employees in more than 430 sites nationally. Prior to that, the company didn’t have a centralised, co-ordinated learning management system to track all training records and learning requirements.
“It means we are now able to see what training is expiring and complete on-line training all in one place, while also allowing managers to produce up to date reports and identify compliance and training gaps for their teams,” Boral’s national capability and development manager Giovanna Romeo said.
The Brandon Hall Group’s COO and head of the awards program, Rachel Cooke, said Boral was highly deserving of the Gold Award in its category.
“As human capital management continues to evolve, the creativity of the award winners is breathtaking. Organisations of all size showed that creativity and technology can create new and better work experiences for businesses and their employees,” she said.
Commitment to safety
Bill Fisher, Boral’s executive general manager of human resources, said the award recognised the company’s continuing commitment to further lift safety performance.
“As a leader in the building and construction industry, our highest priority is to ensure our workers are safe, but this can only happen if you have the right training and compliance systems in place,” Fisher said.
“At Boral, we have placed zero harm at the centre of our business, making safety a key focus across the entire group. While we always strive to do better, the latest figures confirm that our safety performance has improved significantly in recent years and it remains strong relative to peers in the industries in which we operate,” he said.