SweetRush wins 23 Golds at Brandon Hall Awards 2022

SweetRush won 28 awards at the 2022 Brandon Hall Group Awards in 15 categories, including multiple wins for leadership development, sales training, and blended learning.

San Francisco, Calif., August 19, 2022 — SweetRush, the industry-leading provider of custom solutions for talent empowerment and people success, has won a record 23 Gold, three Silver, and two Bronze awards (28 total) at the 2022 Brandon Hall Group HCM Excellence Awards along with its client-partners.

One of the top winners overall, SweetRush was honored in 15 distinct categories. These accolades are shared with the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the American Heart Association (AHA), adidas, Bayer, Bridgestone Americas, Capgemini, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), The Kraft Heinz Company, Sally Beauty, and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

“Once an afterthought, our L&D craft is being better understood by organizational leaders as an essential way to embrace and unleash potential,” said Andrei Hedstrom, SweetRush CEO. “As our amazing team and client-partners discover new applications for our work together, we are reminded by these awards just how blessed we are to be in service of life potential. Education, still tragically under-resourced and underutilized, is a solution to much of the suffering in the world. We are proud to meet the challenges of our times with a way to help.”

Highlights include:

  • Awards in 15 categories
  • Seven Gold awards for leadership development
  • Five Gold awards for unique or innovative learning programs
  • Three Gold awards for association professional development, highlighting SweetRush’s deep expertise in developing certification-type programs 
  • Gold wins in diversity, equity, and inclusion and social/collaborative learning categories

SweetRush’s winning collaborations with its client-partners have significant positive impact on learners, their organizations, and their families and communities. These initiatives:

  • Support new leaders as they move from individual contributor to supervisor roles
  • Help leaders of all levels become more connected and human-centered
  • Teach health care professionals how to take a holistic approach to patient care
  • Help R&D professionals prepare for their functional roles
  • Allow salespeople to practice in safe environments and improve selling skills
  • Help humanitarian teams save lives in crisis situations

These learning programs also represent the breadth and depth of SweetRush’s L&D capabilities and expertise, including eLearning, video, learning games, scenario-based learning and simulations, social/collaborative learning, virtual reality and augmented reality, virtual instructor-led training, learning artifacts, and marketing/communications.

SweetRush works with clients in a wide array of industries, including business services, banking and finance, healthcare, consumer goods, automotive, retail, nonprofit, and pharmaceuticals.

SweetRush’s 2022 Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards:

Best Unique or Innovative Leadership Program (3)
Best Association Professional Development Program (3)
Best Unique or Innovative Learning and Development Program (2)
Best Advance in Leadership Development (2)
Best Program for Sales Training and Performance (2)
Best Development Program for Frontline Leaders (2)
Best Advance in Custom Content (2)
Best Use of Blended Learning (2)
Best New Hire Onboarding Program
Best Learning Program that Supports and Promotes Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Best Advance in Creating an Extended Enterprise Learning Program
Best Use of Social/Collaborative Learning
Best Use of Video for Learning

Best Advance in Competencies and Skills Development
Best Unique or Innovative Learning and Development Program
Best Unique or Innovative Leadership Program

Best Advance in Competencies and Skills Development (2)

“Excellence Award winners distinguish themselves through their growing understanding that all the functions of HCM are integrated and must work together to move businesses forward,” said Brandon Hall Group Chief Operating Officer Rachel Cooke, leader of the HCM Excellence Awards program. 

“It is a pleasure to see more organizations collaborating across functions and getting more sophisticated and accomplished at delivering measurable benefit through groundbreaking HCM practices,” she said. “For example, it was inspiring to see how diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives are increasingly embedded into people and business strategies and cultures. We saw more alignment between HCM and business objectives than ever before.” 

Entries were evaluated by a panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts, Brandon Hall Group analysts and executives based upon these criteria: fit the need, design of the program, functionality, innovation, and overall measurable benefits.  

If you’d like to speak to SweetRush about its award-winning approach to learning and development, visit the company website.

View the winners on the Brandon Hall Group website. Congratulations to all!

About SweetRush

SweetRush’s focus on team culture and craft is reflected in loyal clients, uniquely low turnover of teammates, a 20-year track record of success, and a remarkable portfolio. Our work with clients results in custom solutions for talent empowerment and people success, earning us gold awards from our peers and high ranking on the top industry lists.

We are over 200 people strong and have been in business since 2001. Our service areas include Custom Learning (including eLearning, mobile, gamification and virtual training), Talent Solutions (temporary talent to augment our clients’ L&D teams), XR/Immersive Tech (VR, AR, and immersive technologies), Transforming Leaders & Culture (expert coaching and consulting to create connected, unified cultures, leaders, and teams), and Good Things (amplifying the impact of nonprofits and the social impact space). Every day, we give thanks for the trust of our world-class clients. Learn more and get in touch with SweetRush at www.sweetrush.com

About Brandon Hall Group

Brandon Hall Group operates the largest and longest-running awards program in Human Capital Management. As an independent HCM research and analyst firm, they conduct studies in Learning and Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Talent Acquisition, and HR/Workforce Management. These benchmark studies help organizations by providing strategic insights for executives and practitioners responsible for growth and business results.

Coupling the research studies with the best practice from the awards, Brandon Hall Group has helped more than 10,000 clients globally and more than 28 years of delivering world-class research and advisory. At the core of our offerings is a membership program that combines research, benchmarking, and unlimited access to data and analysts. Membership enables executives and practitioners to make the right decisions about people, processes, and systems, coalesced with analyst advisory services that aim to put the research into action in a way that is practical and efficient.

Brandon Hall Group has also launched professional certifications for business and human capital management professionals to upskill themselves and gain credentials for career advancement. (www.brandonhall.com)