Care provider Hallmark Care Homes has been named highly commended at the prestigious 2020 Learning at Work Week Impact Awards.
Hallmark who supports over 2,100 employees, impressed judges for the Promoting Digital Learning Journeys category by promoting a digital platform in partnership with RCNi which allowed nurses to access over 180 accredited online modules and create a portfolio to store their revalidation evidence.
During Learning at Work Week which runs in May, Hallmark nurses were also able to access virtual drop-in sessions with RCNi representatives.
Over 80% of nurses signed up to RCNi during the week with 20% actively engaging through the drop-in sessions. Within a week of gaining access to the resources 95 modules were completed with a further 32 modules in progress.
The awards, first established in 2010, invite entrants to show how they promoted a lifelong learning culture, inspired learning journeys and digital learning, innovated in learning and development and supported business and organisational goals.
National Director at the Campaign for Learning, Julia Wright said: “Digital tools, platforms and media are significantly changing the way we work, communicate and learn. It’s crucial that everyone is confident and able to access digital provision and understand the benefits these bring. Hallmark Care Homes and their partners RCNi show how a well-crafted campaign and tailored support can promote digital learning journeys at work. They engaged and empowered nursing colleagues to use a digital platform that gives them continuous access to the very best of training and development. NCFE and the Campaign for Learning congratulate them on their highly commended impact award for Learning at Work Week.”
People and Performance Director at Hallmark Care Homes, Elizabeth Fairchild said: “I am proud of the team who worked together from all different parts of our business to put together an offer to further develop our highly valued nurses. A real credit to our business and an example of how to make a real difference to our teams. Well done everyone on this achievement.”
RCNi Managing Director Rachel Armitage said: “We are delighted Hallmark Care Homes has chosen RCNi Learning and RCNi Portfolio to help its nurses with learning and professional development, and to have supported them with raising awareness of these resources with staff during the Learning at Work Week. Investing in digital learning for nurses not only helps them enhance their skills and complete CPD requirements, but also leads to improvement in patient care and experience. However, full benefits can only be realised through high levels of staff engagement and we are pleased to see Hallmark Care Homes be highly commended for its impressive achievement in this area.”
Care Quality, Governance and Compliance Director at Hallmark Care Homes, Julie Rayner said: “This is a significant package for our registered nurses as it brings all their professional development and revalidation requirements together in one place. As a registered nurse myself, I have been impressed with the ease of access to the platform and the quality and range of courses available.”