NEW YORK – MetLife, Inc. and BTS, a world leading strategy implementation firm, won a coveted Brandon Hall Group Silver award in the Best Advance in Assessment Utilization to Guide Talent Decisions category. This win was announced on September 7, 2016, and is listed here. MetLife and BTS were honored to be the sole recipient of an award in this category.
The award-winning program was the Business Acceleration Lab, a custom, industry-specific, technology-driven business simulation used for capability assessment and leadership development. The highly realistic simulation, modeled after MetLife’s business and commercial dynamics, was designed to elicit observable and measurable behaviors that would then be systematically evaluated against the organization’s GM Success Profile. Participants worked through the lab in teams and individually, demonstrating their leadership skills, organizational savvy and business acumen while running their company in a competitive marketplace. The objectives of the program were to assess participants’ readiness for the role, provide data for individual and cohort-based development planning, encourage a culture of ownership around development, and equip leaders with a robust learning experience that would increase their strategic and business acumen.
“We are delighted to receive the Brandon Hall Silver award, as it speaks to the power of this innovative approach to capability assessment and leadership development,” said Howard Epstein, Head of Development Solutions at BTS. “The depth of the data gathered and the robust nature of the learning experience made this a truly impactful and unique solution, and we are honored for that to have been recognized.”
“Winning a Brandon Hall Group Excellence Award means an organization is an elite innovator within Human Capital Management. The award signifies that the organization’s work represents a leading practice in that HCM function,” said Rachel Cooke, Chief Operating Officer of Brandon Hall Group and head of the awards program. “Their achievement is also notable because of the positive impact their work in HCM has on business results. All award winners have to demonstrate a measurable benefit to the business, not just the HCM operation. That’s an important distinction. Our HCM award winners are helping to transform the business.”
The award entries were evaluated by a panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts, Brandon Hall Group analysts and executives based upon the following criteria: fit the need, design of the program, functionality, innovation, and overall measureable benefits.
About BTS Group AB
BTS is a global professional services firm headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, with some 500 professionals in 33 offices located on six continents. We focus on the people side of strategy, working with leaders at all levels to help them make better decisions, convert those decisions to actions and deliver results. At our core, we believe people learn best by doing. For 30 years, we've been designing fun, powerful experiences™ that have a profound and lasting impact on people and their careers. We inspire new ways of thinking, build critical capabilities and unleash business success. It’s strategy made personal.
BTS is a public company listed on the NASDAQ Stockholm and trades under the symbol BTS B.
About Brandon Hall Group: Brandon Hall Group is a HCM research and advisory services firm that provides insights around key performance areas, including Learning and Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Talent Acquisition and Workforce Management. With more than 10,000 clients globally and 20 years of delivering world-class research and advisory services, Brandon Hall Group is focused on developing research that drives performance in emerging and large organizations, and provides strategic insights for executives and practitioners responsible for growth and business results.