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Meridian Knowledge Solutions

September 12, 2014 14:26 ET

Meridian Knowledge Solutions, With CSX, Named a Winner in the 2014 Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards

Bronze Awards Recognizes Excellence in Compliance Training

HERNDON, VA--(Marketwired - Sep 12, 2014) - Meridian Knowledge Solutions, a leading learning and performance technology provider, today announced it has won a coveted Brandon Hall Group bronze award for excellence in learning. The award specifically recognizes Meridian along with its customer, CSX Corporation, for its highly successful compliance training efforts, supported by Meridian. The full list of winners can be found on the Brandon Hall awards page

CSX Corporation utilizes the Meridian Global® solution to deliver a comprehensive ethics and compliance training program to more than 4,700 employees. The organization's strong ethics-based organizational culture drives its adherence to a strict set of guiding ethical principles and compliance objectives. Meridian enables CSX staff to successfully complete required eLearning courses, while providing CSX with the ability to easily manage, track, and measure compliance -- ensuring that it meets its full reporting requirements. The CSX program reduces costs associated with unethical conduct through mandatory interactive courses that engage employees and challenge them to consider the ethical quandaries of the business world, promoting a culture of accountability. Because surveys are bundled with training, CSX is able to collect data more efficiently.

"What we do for our customers is about much more than learning," stated Ramsey Chambers, Vice President of Strategy and Product Management for Meridian. "It's about learning that drives business value. In our work with CSX Corporation, we have the pleasure of helping them meet one of their most important business objectives through the support of their comprehensive compliance training program. We're honored that Brandon Hall has recognized this program and congratulate CSX on their industry leadership."

"CSX is committed to the highest level of ethical standards, which is reflected in everything we do," stated Shawn Shanahan, Manager, Training and Development Systems, CSX. "Meridian's product has given us the tools to achieve a 100 percent completion rate for ethics training, while ensuring an optimal user experience. We're thrilled to be named as a joint winner for the Brandon Hall Excellence award with our trusted partner, Meridian."

"I'm honored to recognize this group of elite organizations with phenomenal programs across HCM functions. The winners truly exemplified excellence around the critical business dimensions across the award categories, including a high standard of performance in their organization and demonstrated clear, measurable business results through these innovative programs," said Rachel Cooke, COO of Brandon Hall Group.

"Our company is proud to receive submissions from organizations all over the world that have demonstrated major successes across their HCM business areas," said Brandon Hall Group CEO Mike Cooke. "The beauty of our new HCM Excellence Conference is that some of these elite executives will now be able to share lessons learned through panel discussions, Q&A discussions, executive roundtables and peer-to-peer networking. We are delighted to be able to share the winners' insights and case studies with a larger circle of colleagues."

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

About Meridian
What is your next step with learning? Meridian Knowledge Solutions helps you create measurable value with your learning strategy. Meridian provides technology platforms that empower enterprises, governments, and member-based organizations to develop their people by delivering learning, assessing performance, and fostering collaboration. We've been making customers our partners since 1997. To learn more, visit

About CSX
CSX, based in Jacksonville, Florida, is a premier transportation company. It provides rail, intermodal and rail-to-truck transload services and solutions to customers across a broad array of markets, including energy, industrial, construction, agricultural, and consumer products. For more than 185 years, CSX has played a critical role in the nation's economic expansion and industrial development. Its network connects every major metropolitan area in the eastern United States, where nearly two-thirds of the nation's population resides. It also links more than 240 short-line railroads and more than 70 ocean, river and lake ports with major population centers and small farming towns alike. More information about CSX Corporation and its subsidiaries is available at

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. (

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