News & Media News Saba and Hyatt Win 2016 Brandon Hall Excellence Award for Best Use of Social/Collaborative Learning

Saba and Hyatt Win 2016 Brandon Hall Excellence Award for Best Use of Social/Collaborative Learning

Video micro-learning and social communities that deliver on a unique brand promise

Redwood Shores, CA - October 11, 2016 - Saba today announced that global hospitality company Hyatt has been selected for a Brandon Hall Group excellence award for the Best Use of Social/Collaborative Learning, based on its work with the Saba Cloud intelligent talent management solution.

Saba Cloud powers more agile learning and development across the Hyatt portfolio of 12 premier brands and more than 650 properties in over 50 countries. Saba provides Hyatt's global colleagues of more than 100,000 people with video micro-learning and a social learning community that facilitate anytime, anywhere development, peer-to-peer networking and knowledge exchange. In turn, Hyatt team members are more quickly enabled to deliver the globally consistent brand experience its guests expect, in support of the company's purpose to care for people so they can be their best.

"With so many colleagues around the world, many of whom are not desk bound, we heard the need to provide on-the-go learning opportunities," said Christy Sinnott, vice president of learning at Hyatt. "We are grateful for our collaboration with Saba to bring our new learning management system and curriculum to life, and we're thankful for this industry recognition for the team's collective efforts."

"We are delighted to see Hyatt's innovations in social and collaborative development get the industry recognition it deserves," said Paige Newcombe, Chief Customer Officer at Saba. "With Saba Cloud, Hyatt is connecting its people wherever they are in the world, and in the process, connecting the dots between learning and business performance. Saba is proud to team with Hyatt to deliver next generation training and development practices that support its efforts to enable colleagues to be their best."

The award entries were evaluated by a panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts, Brandon Hall Group analysts and executives based upon the following criteria: fit the need, design of the program, functionality, innovation, and overall measureable benefits.

"Winning a Brandon Hall Group Excellence Award means an organization is an elite innovator within Human Capital Management," said Rachel Cooke, Chief Operating Officer of Brandon Hall Group and head of the awards program. "Hyatt and Saba's collective achievement is also notable because of the positive impact their work in HCM has on business results. All award winners have to demonstrate a measurable benefit to the business, not just the HCM operation. That's an important distinction. Our HCM award winners are helping to transform the business."

Excellence Award winners will be honored at Brandon Hall Group's HCM Excellence Conference January 24-27, 2017, at the PGA National Resort in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Selected winners also will serve as presenters in the more than 20 breakout sessions during the event.

About Brandon Hall Group
Brandon Hall Group is a HCM research and advisory services firm that provides insights around key performance areas, including Learning and Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Talent Acquisition and Workforce Management.

With more than 10,000 clients globally and 20 years of delivering world-class research and advisory services, Brandon Hall Group is focused on developing research that drives performance in emerging and large organizations, and provides strategic insights for executives and practitioners responsible for growth and business results. (

Saba delivers a cloud-based intelligent talent management solution used by leading organizations worldwide to hire, develop, engage and inspire their people. With machine learning at its core, Saba Cloud offers proactive, personalized recommendations on candidates, connections and content to help employees and businesses lead and succeed. It is purpose-built on a highly scalable platform that exceeds industry security and reliability standards. Saba has more than 31 million users and 2,200 customers across 195 countries and 37 languages. Learn more about intelligent talent management at

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