Classic Residence by Hyatt Engages Employees with Customized Online University Partnership with Puts Knowledge to Work for Senior Living Provider

Sunrise, FL, March 13, 2010 --(®, the knowledge platform company, announced today that Classic Residence by Hyatt, a leading national provider of senior living and care, stays ahead of the curve in a competitive service-based industry by recruiting and retaining the best talent. With resident satisfaction and care at the core of its business model, the learning function is essential to delivering personalized service to residents who call Classic Residency by Hyatt communities their home.

Classic Residence by Hyatt continually looks for ways to offer the very best in continuing education and training programs to their employees to attract and retain their high-caliber talent. Part of this strategy included a relationship with the knowledge platform company to bring to life a 24/7 online university for its employees. Now, Classic Residence by Hyatt employees have unlimited access to more than 1,000 courses and resources, a successful management development program, Rosetta Stone language learning and customized learning centers for various functions within the company.

"At Classic Residence by Hyatt, we believe providing employees the opportunity to learn and grow not only benefits them, it also improves the service and care our residents receive," says Judy Whitcomb, SPHR, assistant vice president, learning and organizational development, Classic Residence by Hyatt. "Since learning and employee development initiatives are key components of our strategic planning, we worked with to carefully align E-Campus courses around core business and employee needs."

The selection of Classic Residence by Hyatt’s recently introduced resident care learning program involved a partnership with the resident care team and development coordinators from the field. The affiliation helped to make training exceed the company’s needs and leveraged expertise in regulatory requirements, actual content from a clinical perspective and ease of use for all levels of care staff.

"Because E-Campus is so vital to resident care operations the collaboration between our learning, organizational development and resident care departments is key," says JoAnne Carlin, vice president, resident care, Classic Residence by Hyatt. "This can be best demonstrated in the recent selection and integration of more than 500 new courses for our resident care team," she adds.

About Classic Residence by Hyatt
Classic Residence by Hyatt is a national leader in retirement living that develops, owns and operates senior living communities from coast to coast. Classic Residence by Hyatt communities have earned honors for being among the nation’s finest, including Platinum, Gold, and Silver Achievement Awards from the National Association of Home Builders Seniors Housing Council and have been recognized for numerous ”Best Places to Work Awards. The company’s Web site is Product Description® is the knowledge platform™ company. The platform supports four critical areas of human capital management: learning management, talent management, social learning and collaboration.’s award winning multi-tenant cloud-based platform is available in multiple languages with versions for individuals, small and mid-sized businesses, and global enterprises. Its unique architecture allows clients to easily develop additional functionality and even build complete people-based applications without the need for customizations or programming. The platform is a workforce productivity suite that features completely integrated learning management, talent management, content management, social learning and collaboration functionality packaged into one interface, one database of record, and built by one vendor utilizing a single code base.

About® puts knowledge to work for organizations of all sizes around the globe with its cloud-based learning and talent management platform. dramatically improves the way businesses capture and share knowledge, communicate and align their goals and objectives, and evaluate and develop their most precious asset – their people. Using, organizations can manage and leverage their human capital to achieve excellence in execution throughout their internal and external knowledge driven ecosystem.

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