Brandon Hall Group Awards NIIT with Prestigious Honors

NIIT honored with Excellence Awards for Performance Support, Learning, and Marketing

ATLANTA, GA November 23, 2011 NIIT, a global managed training services company, has been awarded three top honors from the Brandon Hall Group.  Brandon Hall Group is the preeminent research and analyst organization focused on developing learning, talent management and business research to help drive organizational performance. NIIT received honors in the three chief categories of Performance Support, Learning, and Sales & Marketing.

This year winning entries were the best of the best. We are proud to recognize the award winners who have greatly improved the performance of their organization and have shown clear, measurable business results through these innovative programs, said Mike Cooke, Chief Executive Officer of Brandon Hall Group, Inc. Now in its 17th year, the awards program provides medals: Gold, Silver and Bronze, from 22 categories based upon the following criteria: fit the need, design of the program, functionality, usability, innovation, and overall measureable benefits.

The Excellence Awards sends a strong vote of confidence that NIIT is committed to providing the best solutions to our clients.  Our mission is solely dedicated to excellence in training and development.  We are extremely proud to be honored by Brandon Hall, says Sapnesh Lalla, NIIT President and Business Unit Head.

Earning Silver honors in the Best Use of Performance Support category, the NIIT and Toyota custom product knowledge assessment solution not only thoroughly evaluates sales consultants on their knowledge but also incorporates an edutainment factor - a departure from traditional evaluation which tends to be monotonous.  More than 10,000 sales consultants have taken the assessment, sharing valuable insights and analysis with Toyota.  Beyond understanding the impact of training, testing the inherent knowledge of the sales force provides vital insights to the organization.

Securing a second silver honor in the Best Use of Virtual Worlds for Learning category, NIIT worked with KFC to develop a new and innovative training solution that could easily be deployed nationwide to help meet the following challenges:  Engaging Gen Y, Transition to E-Learning, Standardization, and Business Impact.  The virtual solution was able to meet all of the key learning challenges successfully learner engagement, transition to e-learning, standardization of learning and business impact.  With its cost-effectiveness, ease of implementation and result-oriented measurable goals, the NIIT developed curriculum has become the training model of choice not only for KFC but also for its parent company, YUM! Brands.

NIIT rounded out its honors with commendation for its own marketing team with another Silver honor for best marketing impact. For the complete list of 2011 winners, please visit the following category links: LearningTalent, and Sales & Marketing.

About NIIT Enterprise Learning Solutions Business (ELS)

NIIT's Learning Solutions Business for Enterprises delivers innovative strategies that help clients accelerate business impact. NIIT Managed Training Services are a suite of best-in-class training processes that enable customers to reduce costs, sharpen their business focus, and drive quantifiable results. Our Managed Training Services deliver more relevant training to organizations, bring proven best practices into business processes, and redirect surplus training capital into core business functions. Known worldwide as a leader in learning outsourcing, with presence in more than 44 countries, NIIT Learning Solutions Business for Enterprise offers products and services including curriculum design and custom content development, learning administration and operations, learning delivery and management, learning  technology development and administration, learning management systems, virtual labs, student retention services, and strategic assessments. Together with its organization, Cognitive Arts, NIIT global talent development programs help clients achieve real-world skills to better compete in today's market. Established in 1981, NIIT is known globally as the number one choice for strategic learning solutions. NIIT has earned more than 54 awards, including 17 Brandon Hall awards.  For more information about NIIT Learning Solutions Business for Enterprises, please visit or You may also contact Kimberley Kelly, Director of Marketing at  Visit or for more information.