Published: August 30, 2021

SweetRush And Clients Rock 2021 Brandon Hall Group Awards With 22 Golds!

SweetRush is recognized with 27 total awards in 14 distinct categories, including multiple awards for innovation, custom online training content, competencies and skill development programs, and sales training.

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SweetRush rock Brandon Hall Group Awards with 22 Golds

San Francisco, Calif., August 20, 2021 — SweetRush, an industry-leading provider of learning and talent development solutions, along with its client-partners, celebrated a record 22 Gold awards at the 2021 Brandon Hall Group HCM Excellence Awards.

Earning a total of 27 awards, SweetRush was recognized as a top winner by Brandon Hall Group. The company shares these accolades with the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), adidas, Bridgestone Americas, Mondelēz International, the National Emerging Special Pathogens Training and Education Center (NETEC), Sally Beauty, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), and Wells Fargo.

“In the midst of a stressful pandemic year, we are so thankful to be working in a field that is needed and relevant,” said Arturo Schwartzberg, SweetRush Chairman and Cofounder.

“We were able to lend support to nurses and to help disseminate critically needed, accurate information to health care workers around the world. We supported our clients in moving their agendas forward, helping to keep the doors open and folks employed and growing in their careers. We are humbled and grateful,” added Schwartzberg.

“We are profoundly grateful to our amazing client-partners for trusting our team to collaborate on high-impact projects in service of greater life potential,” said Andrei Hedstrom, CEO and Cofounder at SweetRush. “There is so much need for growth and transformation in our rapidly changing world, and I am proud of our team for bringing their incredible crafts together to do our part in our caring way. This happens at SweetRush every day, but this is a special time of the year, when the hard work is recognized by expert judges and our skilled colleagues at Brandon Hall Group. What an inspiring time to be in a field of work that has so much to offer. What else is possible?”

Highlights of this year’s awards include:

  • Wins in 14 distinct categories, spanning the Excellence in Learning, Excellence in Leadership Development, and Excellence in Sales Performance program areas
  • Seven Gold awards for innovation in learning programs
  • Four Gold awards for custom online training content

SweetRush’s awards showcase its breadth and depth of capabilities, including blended learning, competencies and skills development, mobile learning, simulations, performance support, learning ecosystems, and virtual reality.

Subject matter and performance objectives for the winning programs were also varied, including sales training for retail environments, leadership development for new people managers, enabling an agile mindset, new hire onboarding, and empathy and relationship building.

Award-winning programs also represent a wide array of industries that SweetRush partners with: banking and finance, health care, consumer goods, automotive, nonprofit, retail, and business services.

SweetRush’s 2021 Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards include:

Best Unique or Innovative Learning and Development Program (5)
Best Unique or Innovative Sales Training Program (2)
Best Advance in Custom Content (4)
Best Advance in Competencies and Skills Development (2)
Best Advance in Leadership Development
Best Program for Sales Training and Performance
Best Advance in Creating an Extended Enterprise Learning Program
Best Sales Program for the Extended Enterprise
Best Use of Blended Learning
Best Use of Games or Simulations for Learning
Best Use of Mobile Learning
Best Use of Performance Support
Best Learning Team

Best Advance in Competencies and Skills Development
Best Learning Program Supporting a Change Transformation Business Strategy
Best Unique or Innovative Learning and Development Program
Best Unique or Innovative Sales Training Program

Best Unique or Innovative Sales Training Program

“Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards in 2021 provide much-needed and well-deserved recognition to organizations that went above and beyond to support their stakeholders during the unprecedented disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Brandon Hall Group COO and leader of the HCM Excellence Awards Program Rachel Cooke. “The awards provide validation of best practices in all areas of HCM at a time when they have never been more important to employers, employees, and customers.”

Entries were evaluated by a panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts, Brandon Hall Group analysts and executives based upon these criteria: fit the need, design of the program, functionality, innovation, and overall measurable benefits.

If you’d like to speak to SweetRush about its award-winning approach to learning and development, visit the company website.

View the winners on the Brandon Hall Group website. Congratulations to everyone who won!

About SweetRush

SweetRush is trusted by many of the world’s most successful companies to help them improve the performance of their employees. We are known for exceptionally creative and effective solutions that combine the best of instructional design with highly engaging delivery. Our work has earned a long list of awards and accolades in collaboration with our clients. Discover more by visiting the website.