WILMINGTON, N.C., (May 16, 2013) – Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC (PPD) today announced that Skillsoft has named PPD a winner of the 2013 Skillsoft Perspectives Innovation Award for Empowering Learning Cultures in the Enterprise.
Judged by an independent panel of industry experts, the Skillsoft award honors the organization that best demonstrates the ability to make learning part of the fabric of its operations, empowering employees to take charge of their professional growth and development, promoting knowledge sharing and measuring results.
“PPD is focused on continually improving performance to create efficiencies in cost, time and quality for our clients’ research programs,” said Ed Murray, senior vice president, human resources for PPD. “We are at the forefront of e-learning, virtual learning and other leading development platforms and curricula that drive employee engagement and performance improvement by enabling employees to advance their skills and expertise. With nearly 30 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical services industry, PPD understands that high-performing employees help drive success for our clients.”
To meet and surpass biopharmaceutical clients’ needs in developing new, life-changing therapies, PPD has implemented multiple learning and development programs. At the foundation of PPD’s employee learning focus is a strategic collaboration between the human resources team and the technology, innovation and performance (TIP) group, which blends novel concepts of learning and development with an array of resources used globally to enhance employees’ expertise.
PPD accepted the award at the 2013 Global Skillsoft Perspectives user conference in Orlando, Fla. The recognition follows PPD’s honorable mention as Program of the Year by Skillsoft in 2012.
Additional recent awards for PPD’s excellence in technology and employee learning include: ranking on the 2012 and 2013 Training Top 125 lists of businesses excelling in employee development; being ranked on the InformationWeek 500 list of most innovative users of business technology for three consecutive years; and earning a 2012 Scrip Award for best technological development in clinical trials for PPD® 3D, a virtual collaboration technology designed to improve the cost-effectiveness, speed and quality of clinical trial training.
As a pioneer in the field of learning with a long history of innovation, Skillsoft created its awards program to recognize innovative ideas, powerful programs and inspiring leaders who help transform the corporate learning landscape by leveraging the company’s products and services.
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PPD is a leading global contract research organization providing drug discovery, development and lifecycle management services. Our clients and partners include pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, academic and government organizations. With offices in 46 countries and more than 12,500 professionals worldwide, PPD applies innovative technologies, therapeutic expertise and a commitment to quality to help clients and partners accelerate the delivery of safe and effective therapeutics and maximize the returns on their R&D investments.