Xebia wins a Silver Award at the 2022 Brandon Hall Group HCM Excellence Awards

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Hilversum, the Netherlands, August 22, 2022 — Xebia has, together with A.P. Moller - Maersk (Maersk), won a Silver award at the Brandon Hall Group HCM Excellence Awards 2022. Their Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) capability program received a Silver Award in the Learning and Development area for ‘Best Advance in Competencies and Skill Development’.

Awards Silver Learning 2022-01-01Xebia is humbled and proud to announce that Maersk and Xebia have won a Silver award at the 2022 Brandon Hall Group HCM Excellence Awards. 

Together, they have developed Maersk’s Site Reliability Engineering learning journey. This capability program is an organization-wide initiative to raise awareness and achieve a culture shift to enhance Maersk’s client experience, reliability, and business value.

The Site Reliability Engineering topic covers a broad range of aspects. To adapt the general SRE principles, as developed by Google, to the context of the Maersk organization and its employees, a multi-dimensional approach was implemented. The program focused on:

  • Launching the initiative on a global scale by distributing an interactive, web-based SRE Game,
  • Interactive training sessions to set the SRE foundation, followed up by deep-dives to master the SRE principles,
  • Targeted training, tailored to different personas and addressing Maersk-specific case studies,
  • Involving management from day one to ensure sustainable success. SRE is not limited to technical questions; it involves a change of mindset and culture throughout the entire organization.

“Excellence Award winners distinguish themselves through their growing understanding that all the functions of HCM are integrated and must work together to move businesses forward,” said Brandon Hall Group Chief Operating Officer Rachel Cooke, leader of the HCM Excellence Awards program. “We saw more alignment between HCM and business objectives than ever before.”

Jurriaan Bernson, Director of Xebia Academy commented: “I’m proud that our close collaboration with Maersk resulted in such a comprehensive and successful upskill solution that brings SRE knowledge to all Maersk stakeholders across the globe.”

Ashish Rana, Global Learning Partner, Technology at Maersk, added: “Implementing such a program like the SRE capability program is always a daunting task. However, we chose the right approach by involving important stakeholders throughout the program.”

“Based on Maersk’s requirement, Team Xebia were able to come up with a tailor-made learning experience for our engineering teams in scope. Having the right partnership model with Xebia has enabled this learning program to get this success,” says Priyanku Nandi, Head of Technology Academy, Maersk.


About the Brandon Hall Group HCM Excellence Awards

The Excellence Awards feature two annual programs that recognize the best organizations that have successfully deployed programs, strategies, modalities, processes, systems, and tools that have achieved measurable results. Entries were evaluated by a panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts, Brandon Hall Group analysts and executives based upon these criteria: fit the need, design of the program, functionality, innovation, and overall measurable benefits.

About A.P. Moller - Maersk

A.P. Moller - Maersk is an integrated container logistics company working to connect and simplify its customers’ supply chains. As the global leader in shipping services, the company operates in 130 countries and employs over 100,000 people.

About Xebia

Xebia is a global IT consultancy that offers end-to-end solutions in Agile, Cloud, Data and AI, DevOps, Low Code, Microsoft Solutions and Software Technology. To support these services, the company offers individual and company-wide training in Agile, Product Management, Cloud, DevOps, Security, Software Development, Data & AI and Leadership through Xebia Academy.

About Brandon Hall Group

Brandon Hall Group operates the largest and longest-running awards program in Human Capital Management. Coupling the research studies with the best practice from the awards, Brandon Hall Group has helped more than 10,000 clients globally and more than 28 years of delivering world-class research and advisory.


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