Published: September 26, 2016

US Beef And Kineo Win Gold At The Brandon Hall Awards

Brandon Hall Group has recognized Kineo’s work with United States Beef Corporation


Amber Hodges

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US Beef And Kineo Win Gold For The Best Use Of Blended Learning

Brandon Hall Group has recognized Kineo’s work with United States Beef Corporation (US Beef) in the category of best blended learning. Kineo is thrilled to take home gold in this category of the HCM Excellence Awards.

The Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards are highly sought after and are one of the most prestigious awards in the industry. The awards require demonstrated and measurable benefits to the business as a whole, a unique distinction highlighting that winning solutions are transforming the business.

US Beef Manager Training Program – Gold In Best Blended Learning

The HCM Excellence award recognizes the successful delivery of US Beef’s technology-enabled blended program. Kineo partnered with US Beef to expand their current Manger Training Program (MTP) in order to create a new approach to training that better suited the culture of US Beef and was more effective and efficient.

US Beef took their successful, paper-based program and with the help of Kineo transformed it into a blended solution while keeping the focus on on-the-job coaching and assessment.

The results include:

  • Training Managers can now train 2x more trainees simultaneously
  • Senior Leaders and Training Coordinators have greater visibility into progress and in turn visit trainees more often to support their journey
  • Training Managers require less support from District Managers due to the more robust structure and support

Steve Lowenthal, CEO of Kineo US commented “I want to congratulate our client US Beef and our own team that worked on the solution. We are honored to work with a business that is so dedicated to improving performance through learning.”

Rachel Cooke, Chief Operating Officer of Brandon Hall Group, said, “Winning a Brandon Hall Group Excellence Award means an organization is an elite innovator within Human Capital Management.”

About United States Beef Corporation

United States Beef Corporation (US Beef) is the largest franchisee of Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. (ARG), owning and operating over 330 restaurants across 8 contiguous Midwest and Western states.

About Kineo 

Kineo literally means to set things in motion or stir things up – and that’s exactly what they aim to do when it comes to workplace learning. Kineo works with the world’s leading businesses to improve their performance by making innovative, creative learning solutions that really get results.

Kineo is part of the City & Guilds Group, a global leader in skills development.

Kineo has offices in the UK, the US, South Africa, China and the Pacific; and is able to provide a full global service.

Kineo was also a founder of Totara LMS, the leading open source learning platform for corporates, as well as the original developers of Adapt Learning, the multi-device elearning framework.

Find out more about Kineo.