12 February 2013
QA wins its second social learning gold award
Win recognises the impressive results the QA social learning platform is delivering
We are very proud to announce that our internal social learning programme - Sales 365 - won the Gold Award for 'Social Media Learning Programme of the Year' at last night's 2013 Learning Awards hosted by the Learning & Performance Institute.
The win really is testament to the real results the programme is generating and is the programme's second gold award win in the last 3 months having already won at the eLearning Awards for 'best use of social media for learning' back in November.
A world-leading approach to social learning
The recognition affirms our world-leading approach to social learning. QA's Head of Virtual Learning, Ron Edwards has been building online communities since 1997 and has learned a lot along the way in terms of how to successfully design, launch, support and continuously evolve them.
Describing the Sales 365 project Ron explained that "we knew we had one chance to get it right. It had to deliver valuable content, enable the sales team to share knowledge and ask questions of each other, but at the same time it should allow the management team to be able to assign and suggest learning content, communicate key messages, improve service quality and remove the barriers of managing a geographically dispersed sales team. The results the platform is generating along with the industry's recognition shows that we really have accomplished this. The programme has made learning at QA fun, engaging and easy to contribute to".
Part of the reason why the Learning & Performance Institute selected QA to receive the award was due to the huge impact it is having internally. To date, QA's Sales 365 reports the following results:
90% of Sales team members access Sales 365 every week
557 documents have been uploaded onto the portal
85% of users felt it had improved their knowledge of QA's products and services
72% felt it helped them engage, learn and share best practise with other sales people
38% said their win rates had improved as a result of using Sales 365
53% felt their performance had improved as a result of using Sales 365