Raytheon Professional Services LLC (RPS), a subsidiary of Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), has been awarded the 2013 TekTonic Award for Learning from HRO Today magazine.
The TekTonic Award honors the most innovative and disruptive technologies introduced for use in human resources-related training. The award, launched in 2010, is bestowed based on input from users and industry peers. HRO Today magazine focuses on HR operations and outsourcing.
RPS was recognized for its Catapult Rapid LCMS, a fully integrated Web-based training development platform that quickly builds content and facilitates its translation and localization for a global workforce. RPS helps organizations provide effective multilingual training by developing a standardized master course that ensures the material is consistent, regardless of language differences or local cultures. Catapult's Standardized Variation™ approach introduces language variants and eliminates the need to have multiple courses for multiple languages.
"One of the top challenges facing global training program managers is overcoming language and cultural barriers without sacrificing the core goals of the training," said Dave Letts, vice president,Raytheon Professional Services. "Too much standardization can ignore language nuances and local culture, while too much customization can affect training messages and cost. We've achieved that much-sought-after balance with Catapult and we're pleased that HRO Today is recognizing the efforts of our talented team to address these issues effectively."
"RPS has a long history of innovation, so it's not surprising that its technology is leading edge," said Elliot Clark, CEO of HRO Today magazine. "The ability to streamline the delivery of knowledge to the workforce is a critical element in time productivity and is important to employee personal development. The RPS learning content management system accomplishes this as a far more effective platform than its competitors."
Winners were announced at the HRO Today Forum in May in Philadelphia.