SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 21, 2016) -  Degreed, the fast-growing company that has created an engaging, beautiful and intuitive way to empower and recognize all forms of professional and lifelong learning, today announced that it has won a coveted Brandon Hall Group HCM Excellence Award, receiving the Silver for the Best Advance in Learning Technology Implementation category. Degreed achieved this distinction for its work with Xerox Learning Solutions, helping Xerox Services to create a strong learning culture for its more than 100,000 employees.

Xerox Services University, the company's internally branded instance of the Degreed platform, delivers an employee-focused system to enable real-life learning habits and preferences. Through Degreed's innovative learning solution, Xerox Services has expanded its learning options, enabling employees to benefit from both personalized and curated learning experiences that blend formal and informal learning resources, including courses, videos, articles, blogs and podcasts from thousands of sources. At the same time, the company's HR and Learning and Development teams can now target development opportunities based on each employee's unique learning needs and career goals and gain much more comprehensive insights into all the learning that employees are doing.

"Providing a holistic approach to learning enables employees to expand their skills and knowledge, while increasing the expertise and value of the entire team," said David Blake, CEO of Degreed. "Our work with Xerox Learning highlights our ability to help clients make everyday learning part of their cultures. We are proud to have helped Xerox Learning's team to transform learning across their enterprise, and honored that Brandon Hall Group has recognized the success of this implementation."

"To remain competitive and an industry leader, we recognized the need for a more innovative approach to learning -- one that allowed our more than 100,000 employees to engage, connect and grow every day," said Gina Ann Richter, Ph.D., senior consultant/learning strategist for Xerox Learning Solutions. "In searching for a cost-effective, comprehensive learning ecosystem that could inspire our entire global employee network, Degreed delivered exactly what we were looking for. We have already seen significant increases in employee engagement as employees take learning into their own hands, and we expect continued positive results going forward."

"Winning a Brandon Hall Group Excellence Award means an organization is an elite innovator within Human Capital Management. The award signifies that the organization's work represents a leading practice in that HCM function," said Rachel Cooke, Chief Operating Officer of Brandon Hall Group and head of the awards program. "Their 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."

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.

About Degreed
Degreed is an award-winning learning platform built for the way today's workers really build their expertise and grow their careers. Degreed integrates organizations' internal talent systems with the world's largest ecosystem of open learning resources -- over 3 million courses, videos, articles, books, podcasts and more from nearly 1,400 sources. As a result, organizations and their people can discover, share and track all their development, however and wherever they learn. Founded in 2012, Degreed is headquartered in San Francisco with additional offices in Salt Lake City and Amsterdam.

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About Xerox Learning Solutions

The speed of change in today's business world means that to stay relevant and competitive, companies and their employees must perform at the top of their game. Xerox Learning Solutions is an award-winning provider of global end-to-end corporate learning services, designed to accelerate productivity and growth of our clients' business. Xerox Learning's diverse expertise allows us to deliver impactful, performance-based learning solutions that align with strategic business goals, accessible to our customers at the point and time of need. Our brand recognition, global presence, and superior innovation give us a powerful competitive position and offers our customers a true trusted partner. We build learning solutions so that Work can Work Better.

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 © 2016 Brandon Hall Group, Inc. 3 executives and practitioners responsible for growth and business results. (