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Specsavers chooses Kallidus to deliver training to 28,000 employees in 10 countries

The world’s largest private optical group Specsavers, has chosen learning and talent management solutions provider Kallidus to deliver a global Learning Management System (LMS).


Specsavers chooses Kallidus to deliver training to 28,000 employees in 10 countries

The Kallidus solution is being rolled out to 28,000 employees across Specsavers’ retail operations including more than 1,650 optical stores across 10 countries from the UK and Netherlands to Australia and New Zealand.

Kallidus says LMS will be live in all 10 countries by the end of the year enabling Specsavers to deliver 24/7 blended learning worldwide for the first time, and achieve greater control and visibility for its training. Specsavers has chosen Kallidus’ Software as a Service (SaaS) solution and will be using this cost-effective platform to deliver all of its learning from induction training to clinical and professional training programmes.

Sam Reavill, Specsavers’ manager of Learning Systems, Clinical and Laboratory Training department explained: “Kallidus’ global LMS solution will enable us to share training content, ideas and courses across the world and begin to deliver blended learning for the first time to every retail operation helping us to speed up learning and reduce costs. The new solution will also provide greater consistency and visibility of training records across the world which is of particular importance for ensuring compliance as well as for supporting employees on career development opportunities abroad.”

Reavill added: “The SaaS solution from Kallidus was very attractive both in terms of flexibility, cost and ease-of-use. Global reporting capabilities were also a key factor when choosing our new system and with a phenomenal offering in this area, Kallidus came through as the clear winner.

“Kallidus has been very supportive during the implementation process and so far the new system has been well received with users particularly positive about its look and feel and ease-of-use.”

Once the Kallidus system is live in all ten countries among 28,000 retail employees, Specsavers plans to roll the system out to a further 2,000 support staff globally during early 2014.

Rob Caul, chief executive of Kallidus, said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with such a preeminent brand as Specsavers to deliver a global learning solution that has the potential to revolutionise the organisation’s delivery, management and reporting of training both today and in the long-term future.”

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