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Cornerstone OnDemand Announces Winners of 2014 EMEA Client Excellence Awards

Revealed at the company’s Convergence EMEA 2014 client conference, the annual awards honour organisations for innovation and excellence through learning and talent management

LONDON, UK, 23 October 2014Cornerstone OnDemand (NASDAQ:CSOD), a leader in cloud-based talent management software solutions, today announced the recipients of the 2014 EMEA Client Excellence Awards. The awards were presented at Convergence EMEA 2014, Cornerstone’s annual EMEA client conference. Winners were evaluated across a wide range of criteria and recognised based on their innovation and excellence in talent management via the use and adoption of Cornerstone products.

“We’re delighted to recognise clients who are driving advancement in talent management strategies and addressing real challenges across the business,” said Gary Evans, director of client success, EMEA, Cornerstone OnDemand. “All of these award winners have shown a real commitment and contribution to the field of learning and talent management, as well as a long-standing dedication to transforming their businesses by using Cornerstone solutions.”

Recipients of the 2014 Client Excellence Awards include:

  • Learning Strategy Innovation: International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies

  • Impact on User Adoption: Norton Rose Fulbright

  • Innovation in Action: UN Refugee Agency

  • Transformational HR & Talent Strategy: Grant Thornton

Ariel Kestens, chief learning officer, head of learning and research, International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies, commented, “Thanks to the data management capabilities of Cornerstone OnDemand, we’re able to send a robust scorecard to our CEO every month. This month, we were also able to send him a Client Excellence Award for Learning Strategy Innovation. We’re really proud to be recognised by industry experts in learning and talent management for our efforts, further validating our motivation to push harder on all our learning initiatives for IFRC.”

Accepting the award for Transformational HR and Talent Strategy on behalf of Grant Thornton UK LLP were Andy Ennis, senior implementation manager; Helen Ford, talent development support team leader; and Azhar Baig, professional development specialist. Commented Ennis, “Thanks to Cornerstone OnDemand, our vision for finding, hiring and developing the best talent is being realised. We’re now equipped to develop our people to be better and more rounded business advisors for the benefit of our dynamic clients, thus helping to grow our business, and we now have an award to prove it.”

Cornerstone’s more than 1,800 clients include multi-national corporations, large domestic enterprises, mid-market companies, public sector organisations, education institutions and non-profit entities.


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