By Eugene Van Biert
At our 2014 Skillsoft Perspectives EMEA conference we announced the winners of our first ever Inspire Awards, created to celebrate our customers for their significant achievements and highlight best practices in learning and development.
We were really pleased to announce that Bluebird Care, one of the U.K.’s leading providers of care in the home, won the Skillsoft Inspire Award for Best Compliance Initiative. Maintaining the highest standards of professional care through compliance and training is a critical part of Bluebird Care’s business, and they won the award because of their clear commitment and hard work implementing compliance elearning training throughout the business.
Bluebird Care is committed to providing excellent standards of training to its entire staff across almost 200 offices in the U.K., and has already rolled out elearning from Skillsoft to almost a third of all offices, with thousands of engaged learners benefiting from the new training. With nearly 4,000 engaged learners, Bluebird Care has embraced elearning with the help of Skillsoft. The company’s learning programme is tailored to the specific job roles across the organisation and fully encompasses the Bluebird Care ethos of quality and excellence. Training sessions and courses are written specifically to mirror policy, procedure and practice, above and beyond regulatory standards and requirements. The importance of best practice is instilled in each franchise from the outset, and then cascaded to all staff.
The business learning programme is a living document that remains focused on the core subjects, but varies and grows with the needs and requirements of the business.
Elearning has increased employee capabilities and has led to improved compliance levels across the Bluebird Care franchise network. It has earned Bluebird Care commendations from its regulating body in England, the Care Quality Commission. In addition they have seen a significant overall growth in compliance with a high course completion rate, which has in tandem enhanced their competitive edge.
We are delighted for Bluebird Care, their commitment to compliance elearning and the results in which they have achieved make us incredibly proud of our learning solutions. We cannot wait to watch Bluebird Care continue to grow from strength to strength.
For a full list of our Inspire Award winners please see here.
Eugene Van Biert is Vice President & General Manager, Global Compliance Solutions at Skillsoft. Follow Eugene on Twitter: @evanbiert