IBM Watson Career Coach wins prestigious award

By Aarti Borkar

We are very pleased to announce that preeminent research and analyst firm Brandon Hall Group has recognized IBM Watson Career Coach with a Gold award for the “Best Advance in Career Management or Planning Technology.”

The firm’s annual Human Capital Management Excellence Awards honor organizations that have successfully deployed human capital management programs, strategies, processes, systems, and tools that have achieved measurable results for the company.

The award was based on a rigorous judging process. The entries were evaluated by an international panel of independent industry experts and Brandon Hall Group senior analysts and executive leadership team. The judging was based on the following criteria: design of the solution, functionality, innovation, and overall measurable benefits.

“We’re proud to honor the innovators. As human capital management continues to evolve, the creativity of the award winners is breathtaking. Organizations of all sizes showed that creativity and technology can create new and better work experiences for businesses and their employees,” said Rachel Cooke, Chief Operating Officer of Brandon Hall Group and head of the awards program. “We were blown away,” said Mike Cooke, Chief Executive Officer of Brandon Hall Group. “Our research was confirmed by the entrants’ responsiveness to the needs of employers who seek to align technology to the goals of their businesses. Every entry embodied a win-win proposition for employers and employees.”

Watson Career Coach is a unique tool that uses artificial intelligence to provide personalized career advice, career planning, and career development to employees of different organizations across various industries. It encourages internal mobility leading to retention of skilled works and saving on hiring costs of external employees.

Businesses today are facing tremendous disruption. The rapid pace of change in technology is impacting the workforce. Jobs are changing, and the skills required to perform work effectively are transforming as well. To succeed in the face of this change, businesses must deliver opportunities for employees to develop new skills and provide career growth that is not dependent on outdated career ladders.

To address these issues, IBM developed Watson Career Coach. It presents an employee with high matches to existing job openings, provides future career steps, and shares learning recommendations to close skills gaps identified for current and/or future roles.

IBM’s Watson Career Coach is an AI-powered solution that collects an employee's skills, interests and abilities, and matches them with opportunities within the company, resulting in higher employee engagement, retention, growth, and internal mobility. Employees can plan their career path by selecting their future role and receiving learning to help them achieve their career goals and keep pace with the changing market.

Watson Career Coach is available via desktop and mobile application through a responsive web interface that responds to the device being used. Learn more about Watson Career Coach here.

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