Richardson Selected 2008 Learning Leader for Vendor Innovation by Bersin & Associates

Richardson Selected 2008 Learning Leader for Vendor Innovation by Bersin & Associates

Philadelphia, PA – January 29, 2009Richardson , a leading sales training and performance improvement firm, today announced that Richardson QuickSkills™ eLearning was recognized in the area of Vendor Innovation by Bersin & Associates for The 2008 Learning Leaders® awards program.

Richardson QuickSkills™ eLearning leverages Richardson’s 30 years of seminar and consulting experience to provide a flexible and interactive eLearning solutions for clients worldwide. As the economy continues to shift amidst uncertain times, companies are turning increasingly towards “training without travel” solutions to help them build high-performing sales teams through cost-effective and high quality online training solutions.

Richardson’s QuickSkills™ solutions provides integrated courses for all phases and roles of the sales and sales management process to help sales professionals build stronger relationships, exceed sales objectives, and close more business.  Richardson QuickSkills™ can be blended with instructor-led training, used as stand-alone training, or fully customized to meet specific needs using a new rapid development and customizing wizard. This new tool allows Richardson to develop eLearning solutions that directly reflect a client’s specific issues, sales opportunities, as well as international and industry specific versions.

Richardson was among 26 companies named to the list of Bersin & Associates Learning Leaders® for 2008.  This year’s winners hail from around the world and represent a wide range of innovative solutions to training and business challenges.

“Once again, we were amazed at the creativity and business focus of the Learning Leaders® winners,” said Josh Bersin, President of Bersin & Associates.  “Despite the worsening economic climate over the past year, these organizations understand the need to continuously invest in the development and readiness of their people.  The innovative and high impact programs demonstrate the results of this investment.”

“It is an extreme honor to be recognized as a Learning Leader® by the Bersin & Associates organization” said David DiStefano, President and CEO of Richardson. “Our focus on developing sales learning solutions that drive business performance improvement continues to be a strategic priority for Richardson. Especially in these challenging economic times, our clients need every advantage to maintain their competitive edge in the market. Our Richardson QuickSkills™ are just one example of the type of innovative offering that allow our clients to use training as a vehicle for performance improvement.”

About Richardson

Richardson  develops customized and comprehensive sales training and performance improvement solutions for sales, sales management, and customer service professionals - that integrate with an organization’s business strategy, sales challenges, and overall vision to improve sales skills, increase performance, and drive results. The company’s 30-year dedication to changing the behaviors of sales professionals and innovation has made Richardson one of the largest global sales training and performance improvement providers today. Clients around the world choose Richardson for their “go beyond” approach and broad platform of customizable sales training and technology solutions. We deliver a comprehensive, end-to-end training platform that includes online diagnostics, fully customized live and online training programs, continuous coaching processes, reinforcement tools and techniques, and performance support applications. Richardson continues to be on the front line of sales training innovation in the development of leading edge solutions that help clients generate revenue faster and more cost-effective than ever before.

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