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Judge Learning Wins Coveted Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards

The Judge Group, an international leader in business technology consulting, learning and development, managed services, and talent solutions, is pleased to announce that its learning division, Judge Learning, has won three coveted Brandon Hall Group awards for excellence in both the Excellence in Learning and Development and Excellence in Leadership Development categories. 

Judge Learning won the following awards on August 17, 2023: 

  • Gold Award for Excellence in Learning and Development for Best Certification ProgramThe Judge Group worked with Judge Learning to create a custom certification program to certify recruiters to better source, qualify, and retain top-tier Java candidates through a blended Java Developer Recruiter Certification Program. Since implementation, 81% of learners enrolled in the class have become certified Java Recruiters and have increased their ability to recognize true candidates. 
  • Bronze Award for Excellence in Learning and Development for Best Advance in Creating a Learning Strategy Judge Learning partnered with Bridgestone Retail Operations (BRSO) to complete a needs analysis of middle and upper-level store operations leaders and designed an updated leadership competency model to help grow their employees into future leaders. 
  • Bronze Award for Excellence in Leadership Development for Best Advance in Leadership Development Competency Models Judge Learning worked with Bridgestone Retail Operations (BRSO) to design a new strategy that provided clear development paths for leaders based on their roles and responsibilities and supported their growth through a variety of learning opportunities, including formal training, coaching, mentoring, and on-the-job experience. BRSO has experienced a 52% growth rate of internal promotions since launching the model and phase one of the learning strategy. 

“Excellence Award winners are shown to be organizations that truly value their employees and invest in them through their human capital management programs. These HCM programs have been validated as best in class for business value and the impact on the employees themselves,” said Brandon Hall Group Chief Operating Officer Rachel Cooke, HCM Excellence Awards program leader.

Entries were evaluated by a panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts, Brandon Hall Group analysts, and executives based on these criteria:

  • Alignment to their business need and environment 
  • Program design, functionality, and delivery 
  • Adoption, integration, user experience, innovation, and creativity 
  • Overall effectiveness, impact, and measurable benefits 

“We take immense pride in the efforts of our learning division in facilitating the transformation of our clients’ businesses and nurturing their staff,” said Martin Judge, III, CEO of The Judge Group. “Beyond the accomplishments achieved by Judge Learning on behalf of our clients, they are also crafting pioneering programs to tackle the hurdles encountered within our own enterprise.” 

“It brings us great pride to be presented with the prestigious Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards once more,” said Pete Pedone, President of Judge Learning. “We’ve assembled a group of the most exceptional and brilliant individuals in learning and development, and it’s truly gratifying that through our collaborations with clients, our team can execute top-tier initiatives that merit praise.” 

You can view the complete list of winners at 

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About The Judge Group

The Judge Group is an international leader in business technology consulting, managed service and talent solutions, and learning and development. With over 30 locations across the United States, Canada, and India, Judge is proud to partner with the best and brightest companies in business today, including over 60 of the Fortune 100.For more information about The Judge Group and Judge Learning, visit 

About Brandon Hall Group

Brandon Hall Group is the only professional development company that offers data, research, insights, and certification to Learning and Talent executives and organizations. The best minds in Human Capital Management (HCM) choose Brandon Hall Group to help them create future-proof employee development plans for the new era.

For over 30 years, we have empowered, recognized, and certified excellence in organizations worldwide, influencing the development of over 10 million employees and executives. Our HCM Excellence Awards program was the first to recognize organizations for learning and talent and is the gold standard, known as the “Academy Awards of Human Capital Management.”

The awards recognize the best organizations that have successfully developed and deployed programs, strategies, modalities, processes, systems, and tools that have achieved measurable results. We are honored to receive applications from organizations worldwide ranging from small, medium, large, and global enterprises to government, not-for-profits, and associations.