SweetRush a Gold “Great Employer” Among 2019 Stevie Award® Winners

Among over 600 would-be 2019 Stevie Award® winners, SweetRush won Gold as a Great Employer in the Leadership or Skills Development Solution Provider of the Year category. Judges cited its “near-zero turnover and remarkable clients” and “amazing talent.”

San Francisco, Calif., October 7, 2019 — Global custom learning solutions provider SweetRush took home Gold in a venerated competition that this year judged more than 600 potential 2019 Stevie Award® winners—with SweetRush taking the top spot as the Leadership or Skills Development Solution Provider of the Year. The Stevie Awards for Great Employers recognize the world’s best employers and the human resources professionals, teams, achievements and HR-related products and suppliers who help to create and drive great places to work.

More than 60 esteemed professionals from across the globe evaluated this year’s contenders, with judges heralding SweetRush’s “variety of skill development programs” and its “several recognitions for the quality of their services.”

Judges called its virtual reality collaboration with Hilton, the Exceed with Empathy VR learning program, “innovative, a great example of learning” and said that demonstrated “a clear message” that shows “how transformational you can be” when applying gamification.

They also called out its support of 25 nonprofits and foundations in “applying craft for the betterment of mankind—and saving lives,” noting that a global humanitarian aid organization “chose SweetRush to create its critical volunteer safety program.”

Judges said that SweetRush had “one of the best applications” they’d seen, offering a “variety of training options for leaders.” Judges closed their thoughts with this: ‘Training is an essential part of every organization [and] helps employees to keep updated with latest trends in industry, customer expectations. Leadership and skill development helps employees to think in innovative way […] which helps ultimately organizations in terms of growth.” 

“In the fourth edition of the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, the judges were impressed by the Stevie winners who dedicate each day to making the lives of their employees and teams better, through training, software, programs, and more. We are pleased to celebrate them in 2019 and look forward to what they will accomplish in 2020,” said Michael Gallagher, founder and executive chairman of the Stevie Awards.

“At the heart of our day-to-day work is a strong sense of caring and commitment, and our client-partners are aligned with our culture,” says Arturo Schwartzberg, Cofounder and Chairman of SweetRush. “This approach is integral to our creative process and the programs we co-design for learners, as is our collective resolve to innovate meaningful, more immersive ways of reaching them to increase learning. Having our team and our body of work recognized by the Stevie Awards is very satisfying, and it drives us to achieve even more.”

In other Stevie Awards competitions news, SweetRush was a winner in Custom Learning Solutions for the fifth consecutive year last spring.

About SweetRush

Dream for a moment that you have the expertise and tools to positively impact the lives of others. You can affect mindsets and behavior. You can help an organization grow, change, prosper, and thrive. The passionate pursuit of this expertise and the development of these tools have been at the heart of the success SweetRush has experienced collaborating with clients who share the same dream.

SweetRush’s focus on team culture and mastery of performance improvement is reflected in loyal clients, a near-zero turnover of teammates, a 18-year track record of success, and a remarkable portfolio. Our work with clients has earned us gold awards from our peers and high ranking on the top training industry lists.

Every solution we deliver is infused with creativity. Instructional creativity allows us to discover effective and unique solutions to our clients’ challenges. Artistic creativity spurs us to create visually exciting, engaging user experiences. Technical creativity allows us to embrace new capabilities and platforms as they emerge, such as virtual reality, gamification, and mobile delivery. Cultural creativity empowers our clients to create the conditions that energize and empower their people and unleash the energy in their teams. Our Talent Solutions team builds on its unique knowledge of talent, team building, and learning and development to craft a unique, creative solution for clients who need the best temporary staff to augment their team. We apply the creative lens to all things, from project management to our treatment of our teammates, clients, and the planet.

We are over 150 people strong and have been in business since 2001. Every day, we give thanks for the trust of our world-class clients. Our deliverables span from analysis and curriculum mapping to the creation of blended training products, including live and virtual classroom training, custom-developed eLearning, and innovative use of emerging technologies.

Dream with us, and together let’s make a positive impact!

About the Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service, and the new Middle East Stevie Awards. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards.