Root Inc. and Hampton by Hilton Recognized in the 23rd Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards Program

SYLVANIA, Ohio – 4 October 2017 – Root Inc., a change consulting company, today announced the Root Integrated Learning capabilities were honored with a Silver Award in the 2017 Brandon Hall Group Excellence in Learning Awards. The winning entry was for Best Advance in Custom Content for Root’s client, Hampton by Hilton, part of the Hilton portfolio of brands.

With more than 2,275 hotels in 18 countries, Hampton has long recognized its unique culture—Hamptonality—as its most significant differentiator and essential to the organization’s success. Root helped support Hampton in empowering, engaging and inspiring its Team Members to bring this culture to life through a variety of strategic learning initiatives.

“At Root, we believe an organization’s people are its biggest opportunity and exceptional leaders with strong cultures invest in their people’s knowledge and skills. That’s just what our Root Integrated Learning Solutions do. We don’t train employees—we deliver interactive and immersive experiences that help people elevate themselves, their teams and the business,” said Rich Berens, president of Root Inc. “Hampton by Hilton is the epitome of an organization that values its people and invests in its culture. We’re pleased to support Hampton’s efforts to continually build its culture and that our work to support Hampton Team Members has been recognized by the Brandon Hall Group.”

“Excellence Award winners symbolize the power and impact that Human Capital Management practices can have on a business or on any organization,” said Rachel Cooke, Chief Operating Officer of Brandon Hall Group and head of the awards program. “Many organizations can have great HCM initiatives, but the standard of excellence only applies for organizations whose HCM practices truly benefit the business. That’s what the Excellence Awards program stands for, and that is what Brandon Hall Group stands for.”

About the Brandon Hall Group’s HCM Excellence Awards Program

Now entering its 23rd year, the Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards Program is the most prestigious awards program in the industry. Often times called the “Academy Awards” by Learning, Talent and Business Executives, the program was one of the first of its kind in the learning industry, which was pioneered in 1994.

The Excellence Awards recognize the best organizations that have successfully deployed programs, strategies, modalities, processes, systems, and tools that have achieved measurable results. The program attracts entrants from leading corporations around the world, as well as mid-market and smaller firms. For more information visit

About Brandon Hall Group

Brandon Hall Group is a HCM research and advisory services firm that provides insights around key performance areas, including Learning and Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Talent Acquisition and Workforce Management.

With more than 10,000 clients globally and 20 years of delivering world-class research and advisory services, Brandon Hall Group is focused on developing research that drives performance in emerging and large organizations, and provides strategic insights for executives and practitioners responsible for growth and business results. (

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