Mannok have been announced as winners of the Most Innovative Use of Technology Award at the 2020 HR Leadership and Management Awards.

The company’s new Digital Skills Development Programme earned them the award in this highly competitive category, which included a number of high-profile contenders, such as Bus Eireann and LinkedIn, who were named in second and third place respectively.

The Programme has transformed the way Mannok deliver their training through the use of technology and has resulted in significant benefits for both the company and its employees. The Programme was first developed for Mannok’s packaging facility and is now being rolled out across the business.

The HR Leadership and Management Awards celebrate excellence in HR, allowing innovation and achievement to shine, and recognise that it will be key to the future economic prosperity of the Irish economy. The Most Innovative use of Technology category celebrates organisations which have used technology to move HR forward, demonstrating an innovative approach and fully utilising technology to bring benefit.

The announcement comes just days after the company formally rebranded from Quinn to Mannok, with a commitment to continue driving forward in the same progressive manner. This is the latest in a number of awards the company have received in recent years which celebrate their innovative spirit and focus on responsibility to their people, having previously received awards for their innovative Safety Hub and Creating Futures Programme.

Speaking of the latest award win, Caroline McCaffrey, Mannok’s HR Manager, said,

“We’re delighted to receive this recognition of the very innovative work we’ve been doing to completely transform our training delivery and create a structured framework for employees to continually enhance their skills and further their careers.

The implementation of such a vast change requires involvement from every single area of the business, at every level, and the engagement to bring this to fruition is a credit to everyone involved. We continue to expand the Programme to provide further opportunities to employees and to improve efficiency and safety in the workplace.

With both innovation and people so central to the Mannok brand, it is fitting that the very first award we take home under our new name is in recognition of the innovative work we’re doing for the people in the business. And it is the people who deserve to be congratulated for this award win. It is a fantastic achievement for them and for the company.”