SOURCE: Triple Creek

August 03, 2011 09:15 ET

Industry Giants Deploy Enterprise Mentoring Initiatives on Triple Creek's Open Mentoring Platform

AT&T, Agilent, Baird, Northern Trust, Merck, & Bayer Among Latest to Adopt Open Mentoring 5® to Foster Enterprise-Wide Structured Social Learning

DENVER, CO--(Marketwire - Aug 3, 2011) - Triple Creek, the leader in enterprise mentoring and structured social learning software, today announced that 34 customers have adopted Open Mentoring 5® to support their enterprise-wide mentoring and social learning initiatives. Designed for organizations with multiple thousands of knowledge workers, Triple Creek's Open Mentoring software has helped more than 100 large companies to foster, improve and grow people-to-people collaborative learning across divisions, geographies, experience and knowledge sets.

Representing a diverse set of industries, a sampling of the customers include: Agilent Technologies, American Axle, AT&T, Bayer, CDW, Merck, Northern Trust, Novartis, Baird, Sysmex, UniCredit, URS and Verizon Business.

Whether general, specialized or role-based in nature, knowledge transfer is a fundamental requirement for any organization. As companies grow in size, scope, diversity and geographical spread, ensuring effective knowledge transfer and enterprise-wide learning becomes increasingly critical. Building on Triple Creek's 12 years of enterprise mentoring experience, Open Mentoring 5 measures workforce competency gaps, intelligently matches a company's learners and advisors based on learning needs, and analyzes gains made over time. As a result, companies are able to more efficiently and effectively close employee skill gaps, build deep enterprise-wide expertise and increase overall employee speed to competence.

"As the world's premier measurement company, Agilent's success is based on its ability to quickly respond to market opportunities to provide differentiable solutions to engineers, service providers and scientists in the electronics and bio-analytical markets," said Lisa Zuegel, Next Generation Leadership Programs, Agilent Technologies. "We know that our employees are our true differentiator, and we need to enable them to share, integrate and collaborate outside of their domain of expertise to make their greatest contributions. Open Mentoring 5 is the platform behind Agilent's Shared Knowledge (ASK) Network and will enable sharing of expertise across the company to achieve speed to competence, to market and to enduring results."

"The ability to attract, retain and grow top talent is one of the biggest operational challenges for companies in any industry. It's critical we give our associates the tools to share their knowledge -- institutional, specialized, technical or experience-based -- to grow and help others to grow," said Daniel Freschi, Management Development Consultant, Baird. "The Open Mentoring 5 platform will provide us the foundation to deploy truly structured social learning and expand our mentoring program, eventually allowing any associate to seek out and engage in peer-mentoring groups and develop through qualified mentors, resulting in increasing our overall team effectiveness and communication with one another, and ultimately, providing the best financial advice to our clients."

Flexible and scalable, Open Mentoring 5 builds on Triple Creek's rich history of technology innovation, expert consulting services and knowledge contributions to the enterprise mentoring and structured social learning space. Available as a SaaS offering, the platform features:

OpenRank: an intelligent matching algorithm that helps learners and advisors connect based on numerous factors to ensure quality matches are made.

Smart Connections: a built-in system that automatically presents matches of employees' learning needs or competency strengths to existing advisors and learners, helping to quickly connect people, close skill gaps, and increase speed to competence.

Networked Mentoring: a flexible engagement platform that enables employees to simultaneously leverage multiple types of learning connections to create situational, topical or career development mentoring networks. These various engagement styles allow advisors and learners to connect with one another in the right way, at the right time, with the right results.

Business Intelligence: a proprietary reporting dashboard that measures workforce competency gaps and analyzes gains made, giving organizations the ability to optimize their enterprise mentoring and structured social learning strategy.

Interoperability: a seamless way to connect Open Mentoring 5 with other talent management software so that organizations get the most complete business intelligence from their strategic investments.

"No longer bound by geography, hard and fast office hours or strictly defined job roles, the modern workforce has undergone tremendous change over the last two decades. Combined with the graying of the Baby Boomer generation and the entry of Millennials into the workforce, those responsible for employee retention, productivity and training are facing a new landscape of challenges," said Randy Emelo, President and CEO, Triple Creek. "Open Mentoring 5 gives organizations the ability to organically establish and grow enterprise-wide people-to-people learning processes, improve knowledge transfer, close skill gaps and boost employee morale. Large organizations like Agilent and Baird understand the value of enterprise mentoring and structured social learning, and we're thrilled that such a deep roster of high-performance organizations have adopted the Open Mentoring platform."

About Triple Creek
Triple Creek's web-based Open Mentoring technology gives large organizations the ability to foster, improve and grow people-to-people collaborative learning across divisions, geographies, experience and knowledge sets. Backed by an experienced team of mentoring and development practitioners, Triple Creek helps its clients grow authentic, effective, enterprise-wide mentoring and structured social learning initiatives. Founded in 1994 and based in Denver, Colorado, Triple Creek counts organizations such as Credit Suisse, PepsiCo, AT&T, CDW, Thompson Reuters and Dell as customers. For more information visit www.3creek.com.

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