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London, August 2004: As part of its global ‘Develop People’ programme, Nestlé has partnered with SkillSoft to provide an intuitive e-learning programme to Nestlé staff.

The e-learning programme, currently being rolled out to Nestlé companies, includes over 70 courses and simulations mapped to support the Nestlé Leadership Framework behaviours. Key topics include leadership, communication, teamwork, creativity, innovation, networking and customer service. The courses are available in English and French - Nestlé’s corporate languages - and others such as Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and German.

Also available is the opportunity to access all of SkillSoft’s business skills courses and 1000’s of books, provided through Books24x7, SkillSoft’s online referenceware subsidiary. All content is available through a hosted SkillPort site, providing the global reach required by Nestlé.

The e-learning programme has been implemented to help Nestlé’s employees across the globe develop the management and leadership skills they need to take on the increasingly competitive challenges of the markets in which Nestlé operates.

As Nestlé grows through acquisition and evolves from a traditional, hierarchal organisation into a flexible, networked organisation, one of its biggest on-going challenges is to standardise processes and encourage the sharing of best practice. Consequently, an important aspect of the ‘Develop People’ programme is to begin to change the ‘behaviours’ of Nestlé employees, to enable them to be effective in the new culture the company is creating.

Within the Nestlé companies subscribing to the SkillSoft library, all content is available to employees with access to a PC and has been mapped clearly against defined behaviours. To reinforce the initiative, SkillSoft and Nestlé have developed a global support strategy to ensure that the messages and direction set centrally are consistent and supported in Nestlé’s local markets.

Commenting on the programme, Kevin Young, Managing Director of SkillSoft, EMEA said:

“We are delighted to be working with Nestlé globally on such a critical programme which gives Nestlé employees around the world the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge in line with what the organisation needs. All the required behaviours and competencies have been mapped to the e-learning content available, so all employees can quickly and easily identify what training they need to be successful in the organisation as it evolves.”


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About SkillSoft (
SkillSoft is a major global supplier of integrated e-Learning solutions which provide the employees of corporate organisations with management, business, computer, information technology and personal skills. SkillSoft focuses on generating tangible business results through both formal and informal learning processes, known as multi-modal learning solutions (branded SkillChoice) – allowing people to access information, training modules, reference material and other resources at the point they really need it – i.e. when they are actually trying to complete a specific task during a working day.
SkillSoft’s customers include international corporate organisations such as AT&T, FedEx, Hilton, Lloyds TSB, Nestle, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Royal Mail, Siemens, Telewest and Wolters Kluwer. The company works closely with a wide range of technology suppliers to ensure that its SkillChoice solutions can be seamlessly integrated into an organisation’s existing systems and software.

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