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Welspun India in partnership with upGrad for Business, the B2B arm of Asia’s higher EdTech major, upGrad, won two Brandon Hall Group Gold awards for excellence in Best Certification Program and Best Use of Blended program categories.

Welspun India Ltd. (WIL) launched Project ATHENA – a global roadmap for the adoption of Data Analytics across functions and to upskill employees. This led to designing of a certificate program to deep-skill employees on data analytics, create project-ready talent, talk common vocabulary for data across the enterprise and nurture employees for future skills. As a part of the program, upGrad for Business offered contextualised and curated training with Welspun-focused sessions and case studies to ensure relevant understanding for the learners. The certification program offered an immersive learning experience to the Welspun workforce, including elements like online self-learning, instructor led live sessions, coaching & mentoring, practice, feedback, and assessment, among others, to enable them to make more data-driven and efficient decisions.

Minaxi Indra, President & Head, upGrad for Business

Commenting on the win, Minaxi Indra, President & Head, upGrad for Business said, “A robust data culture is an inherent need for companies across sectors, and especially in Manufacturing with the onset of Industry 4.0, Robotics and IIOT. This recognition by the Brandon Hall Group stands as a testament to our dedication towards cultivating the mindset for up-skilling. We are glad of our partnership with Welspun and invested in taking it higher.”

“Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards in 2021 provide much-needed and well-deserved recognition to organizations that went above and beyond to support their stakeholders during the unprecedented disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Brandon Hall Group COO and leader of the HCM Excellence Awards Program Rachel Cooke. “The awards provide validation of best practices in all areas of HCM at a time when they have never been more important to employers, employees and customers.”

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.

“We added several awards categories this year to specifically address critical needs, including how organizations addressed the new dynamics of work and embedded the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion in their HCM practices,” Brandon Hall Group CEO Mike Cooke said. “Winning organizations in all categories demonstrated a people-centric approach while driving superior business results under challenging and unprecedented conditions. Demonstrating HCM’s impact on the business is what sets our awards apart.”

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