Customer Success Story

Strategic Partners for
Learning Innovation


Saint-Gobain is a highly successful multinational company that strives to be ahead in innovation, providing its customers with forward-thinking solutions that incorporate intersecting technologies. Saint-Gobain depends on its diverse and skilled global workforce to keep it at the forefront of materials R&D.

Staying ahead of the Curve

The company was looking to improve internal communication within the group and encourage improved communication between international colleagues to boost knowledge exchange. Saint-Gobain wanted to be able to capture valuable information and route new ideas swiftly towards the relevant decision-making hubs. Saint-Gobain also sought to drive initiatives that would create a positive image for the manufacturing business and attract and retain the next generation of employees.

The L&D team at Saint-Gobain needed a suitable training partner and content provider to enable employees across the different international teams to develop personal communication skills. Saint-Gobain had implemented the Cornerstone OnDemand Learning Management System (LMS) and initiated a search for a language training provider that could embed training modules within the new structure.

The different departments and teams at Saint-Gobain are highly diverse and work according to different dynamics. The training solution needed to suit beginners as well as advanced speakers, employees with a fixed workplace as well as flexible, mobile workers.

Being a Strategic Partner for HR

After a successful pilot phase, Saint-Gobain extended the collaboration with Speexx beyond training and content delivery. It rolled out 18-month programmes, delivered in three separate course periods. Speexx fully integrated the training program within Saint-Gobain’s existing Learning Management System and created a customized course registration portal, which was named ´Language Booster´. In addition, Speexx designed the portal to embed the government scheme for funded courses in France. This scheme allows employees to finance corporate training by means of learning credits.

Speexx supported the internal communication campaign extensively, by means of digital and print materials, online presentations and personal support for country training managers. Saint-Gobain is also driving application of the newly acquired skills by offering context-based modules on topics such as business correspondence courses and meeting management, as well as promoting the program during the company’s Learning Week.

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