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Sumo Digital win Learning Excellence Award in partnership with THRIVE

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Sumo Digital took home the Digital category prize after using THRIVE to reinvent its learning culture and connect, engage and upskill its people around the world.


Sumo Digital's partnership with THRIVE was recognised as one of the most effective and impactful initiatives in L&D at the 2022 Learning Excellence Awards.

When rapid growth took Sumo to 1,200 employees and 15 videogame development studios around the world, knowledge was at risk of becoming siloed, with teams learning from those on the same project, but not Sumo’s other experts.

In 2020, global skills search data showed training and development opportunities were a top priority for game developers. So, to realise its vision of ‘achieving wonder together’, through unique, groundbreaking games, Sumo had to find a platform that could connect its people to each other and personalised learning opportunities.

THRIVE’s impact

Since implementing THRIVE’s next-gen learning, skills and communication platform in May 2020, rolling out a number of initiatives to boost engagement and adoption, and promoting its new learning culture during recruitment, Sumo has achieved impressive results.

The team worked in collaboration with THRIVE's Data Lab, an in-house team of Data Analysts that help organisations measure the real impact of learning activity, to highlight their successes. These included:

  • 95% active users;

  • 89% user-generated content, showcasing true, self-directed learning;

  • A 42% increase in overall talent;

  • A 10% increase in promotions; and

  • Exceptional Best Companies survey results which saw Sumo named the 12th Best Large Company to Work For in the UK.

To follow on from this win, Sumo and THRIVE have also been named as finalists for ‘Best Use of Digital Technologies’ at the UK Employee Experience Awards, competing against the likes of Coca-Cola Europacific Partners, Bupa, Adobe and Care UK on May 19th.

Interested in finding out more about how THRIVE can transform your learning culture? Book a demo today.