Grant Thornton moves to the cloud for employee training

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Grant Thornton has selected Cornerstone OnDemand to provide cloud-based learning and development programmes to its 4,500-strong UK workforce.

The advisory firm has brought in Cornerstone Learning Cloud, which will provide the platform to manage its company-wide CPD initiative.

According to the organisations, this will enable better management of Grant Thornton’s ongoing career development and progression scheme.

Grant Thornton claims the integration of Cornerstone Learning Cloud into its end-to-end talent management systems will allow it to deliver training on both a ‘push’ basis – i.e. compliance-related and firm-mandated learning – and also on a ‘pull’ basis – i.e. employee and manager-desired learning.

Sacha Romanovitch, partner in the People and Skills division of Grant Thornton, said: “We’re always looking for innovative ways to attract, manage, develop and retain the best people in our industry.

“Cornerstone was a clear choice for us because of its expertise in learning and talent development. The Cornerstone team also demonstrated the level of partnership for implementation and delivery that we expect and need from our solution providers.”

Greg Swift, national IT director of Grant Thornton, added: “A true SaaS platform is important to us because it has a demonstrably lower total cost of ownership and will ensure that we’re always using the latest version.

"The delivery model also ensures we can collaborate with support, development and the thousands of experts in the Cornerstone client community. We believe this will be key in gaining adoption from users and achieving strong ROI.”

The system is in the process of being implemented and is expected to go live in June 2014.

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