How Metso fuelled innovation through employee learning with Cornerstone

May 30, 2019 Bjarne Baarman

Metso is a world-leading industrial company that helps enable modern life, offering equipment and services for the sustainable processing and flow of natural resources in the mining, aggregates, recycling and process industries. Metso’s unique knowledge, technical know-how and innovative solutions are key for helping drive their customers’ success and this technological excellence all stems from its people. However, with 13,000 employees across 50 different countries, aligning learning and development is quite a challenge.

Knowing that curiosity, and the knowledge that this helps build, is paramount not only to Metso’s culture but also ensuring it continuously offers its customers new and innovative solutions, Metso realised the need to better facilitate this with a coherent learning and training system for all its employees. That was how to help build a real competitive edge.

All for one and one for all

Having established a global learning and development team from different locations and businesses to define all the necessary criteria, Metso needed to find a system that could meet all of these requirements and deliver a variety of learning and development training. The system needed to provide governance, whilst also offering a combination of traditional learning and modern, digital learning approaches, such as social learning.

With Cornerstone OnDemand, Metso found that everything they needed was there and all in one single platform to easily aid Metso’s desire for greater co-creation and collaboration among employees.

The result? Innovative learning for greater innovation

Metso has now enabled self-driven learning, granting all of its employees access to learning opportunities and ensuring that they can incorporate this into their everyday work. With different kinds of content on offer, employees can pick and choose what learning and development is important to them and contribute to overall business goals as a result.

Being able to now easily share their expertise and knowledge and learn altogether has also helped to create a real culture of sharing and innovation, helping feed Metso’s culture of curiosity.

Managers now have a clearer overview of employees’ development and Metso is now on the way to having global records on all training, ensuring transparency and governance. This has also enabled management to steer and follow up on competence development in a much more systematic way and drive critical business topics, such as customer centricity.

This is just a taste of what Metso has achieved with Cornerstone. If you want to read more, download the full story here: 

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Bjarne Baarman

Experienced professional and leader with a core belief that companies thrive when they help their employees to realise their potential. Strategic management and development of talent throughout the entire employee lifecycle is key to success.

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