By using our website, you are consenting to our use of cookies, as described in our privacy policy.
You can change your cookie settings at any time.

mobile menu

Clif Bar doubles down on its commitment to self-directed learning

Clif Bar

Read Story

Loading interface...
"A lot of new on-demand content comes with every Cornerstone Content Anytime quarterly update. And because the production quality of Cornerstone’s content is amazing, our people see real value in it and are coming back regularly for more."
Brandon Hodges
Learning & Development Specialist

Clif Bar & Company believes in being a “different kind of company.” This same ethos has helped fuel its unique approach to self-directed learning: equipping employees with the right tools to take charge of their own development and growth.

Clif Bar’s learning and development team wanted to build a dynamic culture of learning. But doing so required overcoming a reliance on manual processes and a lack of centralized learning content. Thanks to the powerful combination of Cornerstone Learning and Cornerstone Content Anytime (CCA), Clif Bar brought “Epiphany Labs,” its learning hub, to life.

Results

Improved learning strategy

“We focused purely on the mechanics of learning and less on building a holistic learning strategy,” said Jennifer Freitas, Clif Bar's director of learning. ”Now, we can focus on the ROI of delivering quality learning to our people.” The biggest benefit of a learning management system is the ability to scale learning to meet employees’ development needs while also being able to measure the impact of that strategy.

Increased engagement

“A lot of new on-demand content comes with every Cornerstone Content Anytime quarterly update,” said Brandon Hodges, Clif Bar’s learning and development specialist. “And because the production quality of Cornerstone’s content is amazing, our people see real value in it and are coming back regularly for more.”

Supported remote learning

“I cannot imagine not having our learning hub during the pandemic,” expressed Freitas. “We used it for everything, from employee onboarding to leadership training to remote working seminars to stress management workshops.” This helped the company continue to support employees in a remote workforce environment.

Addressed evolving learning needs

“The pandemic has taught us a lot about how to address employee needs in a more thoughtful way,” explained Hodges. The most popular course titles in 2019 included “Use Stories to Engage Your Audience” and “What Makes a Good Story?” while in 2020, employees gravitated to “Watch Out for Burnout” and “Reduce Workplace Anxiety.”

Next Steps

Clif Bar is already devising new ways to amplify the company’s self-directed learning culture:

  • Encouraging employees to leave ratings and feedback to the coursework
  • Boosting completion rates for eLearning courses
  • Creating closer alignment between on-demand content and live learning sessions
  • Building learning journeys focused on developing greater skill agility


Learn how companies around the globe use Cornerstone to give leaders and their teams the tools and training needed to unlock people’s full potential. Start your demo with Cornerstone today!

More Cornerstar Stories

Loading interface...
Loading interface...
Loading interface...

Schedule a personalized 1:1

Speak to an expert who can walk you through the ways Cornerstone can benefit your specific situation.

get in touch
image

Take us for a spin

get started

Products

RecruitingLearningDevelopmentPerformanceCareersHRContent

PrivacyCookiesTerms of Use
©Cornerstone 2021