NEW YORK, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dimension Data, the $5.8 billion global ICT solutions and services provider, today announced that it has been named a finalist for the 2013 Helios Apollo Awards, which recognize Washington, D.C. employers that promote employee development and engagement as their organizational culture. The company is one of four finalists in the Pente category for large organizations with more than 700 employees.
"I am enthused and encouraged by the commitment to employee development, engagement and community that our 2013 finalists demonstrate," said Kathy Albarado, CEO of Helios. "We congratulate Dimension Data on being named a finalist and look forward to coming together in May to celebrate."
"Each year, we expand the Dimension Data University online offerings and our numerous other employee development programs to ensure that our employees can further develop their skills. The result is the delivery of exceptional service to our clients and overall career satisfaction from our employees," said Denise Messineo, senior vice president of Human Resources for Dimension Data Americas. "This award is the latest recognition that underscores our commitment to continually evolving our programs as both employee and client needs change in today's increasingly competitive business environment."
Dimension Data was selected by an independent panel for its support of employee development initiatives that help grow the organization, develop employee skills and serve the surrounding communities. The company's stand-out initiatives include an interactive career portal, a Leadership Forum led by employees and a learning environment called Dimension Data University, which offers e-learning courses that teach sales techniques, personal and business effectiveness, leadership and management, solutions and services, vendor certification and project management skills. Dimension Data University is now also accessible through a mobile application.
Specifically, Dimension Data was evaluated based on the following criteria:
- Strategic alignment of employee development efforts with organizational objectives, including:
- Employee onboarding and assimilation processes
- Opportunities for mentoring
- Employee development programs (internal and external training, corporate university, peer learning groups, etc.)
- Innovative programs or opportunities to develop leadership skills through community involvement
- The measurable impact of an employee development program(s) on the employee and/or the organization
"As a result of our educational and development initiatives, every day, employees are able to embody our brand promise to accelerate to the next level through deep commitment and team work," said Jere Brown, CEO of Dimension Data Americas. "Education plays a fundamental role in this success, and we are dedicated to enabling our employees to continue to grow and refine their expertise, as well as achieve personal growth through our corporate programs."
Helios will honor the finalists and announce the winners at the Apollo Awards breakfast ceremony on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at the McLean Hilton in McLean, Va. To register for this event or learn more, please visit www.helioshr.com/apollo.
About Dimension Data
Founded in 1983, Dimension Data plc is an ICT services and solutions provider that uses its technology expertise, global service delivery capability, and entrepreneurial spirit to accelerate the business ambitions of its clients. Dimension Data is a member of the NTT Group. Visit us at http://www.dimensiondata.com/na and www.facebook.com/DimensionDataAmericas or follow us on Twitter: @DimensionDataAM.
About Helios HR
Helios provides human capital consulting, HR management outsourcing and recruiting services to help organizations attract, engage, and retain an exceptional workforce. After years of witnessing organizations that recognize employee development and engagement are key strategies to drive business impact and growth, Helios launched the Apollo Awards. Going on the 7th year, the Apollo Awards are now held in partnership with Washington SmartCEO and have honored over 150 organizations. For more information, please visit www.helioshr.com.
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