Sodexo Wins Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Awards

Sodexo University Receives the Silver and Bronze Medals for Best Onboarding Program and Best Leadership Training Program
Jan 4, 2012 2:10 PM ET

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Gaithersburg, MD - January 4, 2012 - Sodexo, the world leader in Quality of Daily Life Solutions, has once again been recognized by Brandon Hall Research, one of the leading research firms in training and development. Sodexo University was awarded the Silver and Bronze medal Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Awards-Best Onboarding Program for Come Alive with Sodexo and Best Leadership Training Program for the Emerging Leaders Program. The Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Awards are presented annually and showcase the exceptional work in the use of learning technology in 22 categories.

"One of Sodexo University's objectives is to make sure our programs align with the needs of the business and provide value to our participants. Winning an award for Come Alive and Emerging Leaders is a tribute to our dedicated designers and facilitators who bring the courses to life," said Megan Ellis, senior director of Sodexo University. "Our innovative methodologies and leader-led approaches to give our employees the best training experiences possible is a testament to our company's mission to develop and grow our employees," added Ellis.

The Best Onboarding Program award recognizes best practices for bringing new employees into the organization. The Come Alive with Sodexo program is a one-year growth plan for new management employees, dietitians and other professionals to help them connect immediately to the organization on their first day and throughout the first year of employment. This just-in-time training offers an integrated approach to learning-virtual and classroom. The program introduces managers to the company, all required compliance training, software applications training, critical operations functions, management techniques, and self-development initiatives.

The Best Leadership Training Program award recognizes best practices for developing and delivering effective leadership training programs. Sodexo University's Emerging Leaders program offers strategic leadership skill development opportunities to general managers and staff managers who have been in their positions for at least 12 months and desire to take their careers to the next level. Selected individuals work in partnership with senior leaders on high-visibility business situations.

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About Sodexo

Sodexo in North America
Sodexo, Inc. (, leading Quality of Daily Life Solutions company in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, delivers On-site Service Solutions in Corporate, Education, Health Care, Government, and Remote Site segments, as well as Motivation Solutions such as Esteem Pass. Sodexo, Inc., headquartered in Gaithersburg, Md., funds all administrative costs for the Sodexo Foundation (, an independent charitable organization that, since its founding in 1999, has made more than $17 million in grants to end childhood hunger in America. Visit the corporate blog at

Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Daily Life Solutions
Quality of Life plays an important role in the progress of individuals and the performance of organizations. Based on this conviction, Sodexo acts as the strategic partner for companies and institutions that place a premium on performance and employee well-being, as it has since Pierre Bellon founded the company in 1966. Sharing the same passion for service, Sodexo's 391,000 employees in 80 countries design, manage and deliver an unrivaled array of On-site Service Solutions and Motivation Solutions. Sodexo has created a new form of service business that contributes to the fulfillment of its employees and the economic, social and environmental development of the communities, regions and countries in which it operates.

Key Figures (as of August 31, 2011)  Sodexo in the World  
16 billion euro consolidated revenue
391,000 employees
33,400 sites
50 million consumers served daily
80 countries
21st largest employer worldwide   Sodexo in North America
8.0 billion dollars revenue
125,000 employees
10 million consumers served daily
6,000 sites
700 facilities management sites   SODE19921