Ecclesiastical puts L&D centre stage with integrated learning suite
Ecclesiastical Insurance has chosen talent management solutions provider Kallidus to deliver an integrated solution for learning, performance and talent management.
The first phase of the project is the implementation of the Kallidus learning management system (LMS) which is due to go live in May 2013. Initially, the LMS will enable more than 800 employees in the UK to access e-learning and blended learning programmes aligned to their individual development needs within the organisation, directly from their desktops.
Nathan Monk, learning and talent consultant at Ecclesiastical, said: "Our new Kallidus learning platform is going to be critical in up-skilling our people and helping us to be experts in our specialist field in today's increasingly competitive marketplace. Underwriters and other key users will be able to access personalised training in an extremely intuitive way, saving the organisation both time and money. Most importantly, the solution will help us to embed a culture where people take ownership for their own development and can access the tools they need in one click of a mouse to improve their performance."
The Kallidus LMS will deliver e-learning courses in key areas such as technical, regulatory, compliance and health and safety training as well as providing bite-sized learning and blended learning programmes incorporating webinars, designed specifically to help employees develop and deliver business impact in their individual roles.
The LMS will also underpin Ecclesiastical's Training Academy offering Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) qualifications and other accredited training programmes and will support the organisations 'Train the Trainer' training and coaching initiatives.
As part of the project, Kallidus will be delivering financial compliance e-learning modules via the LMS developed by its partner Inmarkets, a UK content provider.
Rob Caul, CEO of Kallidus, said: "Ecclesiastical is putting the development of its people at the heart of its organisation and recognises the benefits of integrating learning and talent management processes and the impact this can have on business performance. We are delighted to be working with an organisation that clearly values its people and actively encourages them to take ownership of their development. Through a strong partnership approach we are creating a system that gives learners and managers much more control over their learning."