Scandinavian financial group, SEB (Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken) is to deploy Saba's Learning Enterprise solution to manage the performance and development of its 21,000 employees worldwide.
The California-based company says its solution will provide SEB with a unified view of profiles, skills, history and planning data, to develop and effectively deploy human capital across the company. Employees will have direct browser-based access to the training and development they need and course management administration will be more efficient and streamlined. The system will make personal recommendations for each individual, advising users on development plans including instructor-led training (ILT), Web-based training (WBT), tests and various courses.
The Internet-based platform will replace the basic learning management system SEB currently uses for course administration. Unlike the previous system, the Saba platform links competency profiles with job descriptions and provides organisational views of human capital and learning plans, says the company.
The product is to be implemented in Sweden in 2001, with worldwide roll out planned for next year.
Stefan Eklund, e-learning director at SEB competence & development, says: "The rapidly changing and highly competitive financial services industry increases the need for faster employee speed-to-competency to achieve peak performance and career advancement. SEB aims to be a decentralised organisation where employees working closely with their customers should be able to make informed decisions. To reach this objective, we want to empower our workers with the competencies needed for each unique customer interaction."