Learn.com, an on-demand workforce development and productivity solutions provider, announced today that Clyde Companies, parent company of Geneva Rock, Sunroc, WW Clyde, Gorge Rock, Clements Concrete, and Beehive Insurance, has been selected as the winner of the prestigious Best Information Technology Solution award presented by the Associated General Contractors of America for its use of the LearnCenter Learning and Talent Management System.
The BITS award is a biennial competition hosted by the AGC of America to promote the implementation of technology solutions in the construction industry. Competition entries are evaluated based on the impact the technology solution has on a construction company's business. Only six national entries were selected as finalists and invited to present their technology solution to a panel of judges at the AGC of America's national convention, which was held March 6th in San Diego, Calif. At the convention, Jake White, Clyde Companies' director of learning and development, demonstrated his company's learning management system, which the judges selected as this year's winner of the competition.
The Clyde Companies' LearnCenter platform is an enterprise-level application that provides and tracks employee development, performance reviews, electronic pay stubs and more. Featuring hundreds of Web-based instructional courses, the learning and talent management system gives employees access to online and classroom training, career resources, tracking of required safety and occupational certification compliance, and customized personnel development programs. The system permits the company and its employees to manage all aspects of career development from "hire to retire."
Since its launch in 2008, Clyde Companies' LearnCenter learning management system has helped increase time spent by employees in training by 240 percent, without requiring additional training staff. Many of the administrative tasks of the training department have been automated with the system. The system has contributed to an improved safety record, and saved the company approximately $50,000 a year by just providing both electronic pay stubs and Web-based training instead of paper pay stubs and instructor-led, classroom-based training. Furthermore, the system has significantly eased the administrative burden of managing the training function and has proven to be a significant tool to attract, retain and engage top talent.