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BLR News

5/7/2009

BLR Employee Training Center Wins 2009 CODiE Award

Old Saybrook, CT, May 7, 2009—The BLR Employee Training Center, an on-demand training platform from Business & Legal Reports, Inc. (BLR®), has been named winner of the Software & Information Industry Association’s (SIIA) 24th Annual CODiE Award for Best Workforce Training Solution. The SIIA CODiE Awards celebrate outstanding achievement and vision in the software, digital information, and education technology industries and hold the distinction of being the industry’s only peer-reviewed awards program. The awards were presented May 5 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco.

“Now in its 24th year, the CODiE Awards continue to recognize those companies providing the best new technology products and services across a broad array of industries," noted SIIA President Ken Wasch. "In addition, its winners are a prolific testament to the power of technology to deliver innovative solutions to businesses and consumers. SIIA warmly congratulates all of the winners and nominees of the CODiE Awards, whose innovation is essential for continuing America's leadership in the global knowledge economy," Wasch continued.

“BLR is extremely proud of the BLR Employee Training Center and the honor bestowed by the SIIA and our industry peers,” said Robert L. Brady, BLR founder and CEO. “The CODiE awards are the industry’s highest form of recognition, and winning the 2009 CODiE for Best Workforce Training Solution reaffirms the exceptional value that BLR offers our customers through state-of-the-art training and compliance products and services.”

Launched in February 2008, the BLR Employee Training Center (Training.BLR.com) currently is meeting subscriber demand at the rate of one course completed every 30 seconds.

Upon hearing the news, BLR customer, Duane Helfrick, Health, Safety and Security Manager of Corinthian Colleges, Inc. said “it comes as no surprise to me that Business and Legal Reports, Inc. has received the “Best Workforce Training Solution” from the Software & Information Industry Association. Corinthian Colleges is comprised of 109 campuses across the United States and Canada and the BLR Employee Training Center has been the perfect solution for our employee safety training needs.”

Helfrick goes on to say “The staff at BLR customized a training curriculum to meet the needs of our company and the implementation has been flawless. In a three month period we have completed over 25,000 employee training courses. Our employees are able to self train by selecting the pre-designated courses and completing the training online. This process reduces our time and labor as opposed to classroom training and provides a return on our investment into the program. We are now exploring the possibility of expanding the training to our student base to present a value-added enhancement to our overall student education program.”

About the BLR Employee Training Center

The BLR Employee Training Center (Training.BLR.com), provides on-demand training and helps employers document they have trained their staff in compliance with DOL, OSHA, and EPA-mandated federal and state rules and requirements. Designed for busy training administrators, the BLR Employee Training Center is very easy to use and is up in running in minutes. It leverages e-mail and the Internet to schedule, track, and deliver HR and safety training, and the subscription price includes unlimited training. Compliance data (and more) is automatically captured and available to a training administrator with simple, yet powerful, reporting fields. The trainee sees simple links in an e-mail, and BLR’s award-winning HR and safety courses engage the trainee from there. Even printing course certificates is taken care of through the platform. For more information regarding the BLR Employee Training Center, please visit: http://training.BLR.com.

For more information about BLR please visit: www.BLR.com

About BLR

Business & Legal Reports, Inc. (BLR®) is an award-winning publisher dedicated to supporting companies with up-to-date HR, Compensation, Safety and Environmental analysis, training, and regulatory compliance information. Founded in 1977 with a mission to provide executives and decision makers with reliable, easy-to-understand analysis of the ever-increasing and complex state and federal laws, today BLR delivers online services such as HR.BLR.com, Compensation.BLR.com, Safety.BLR.com, Training.BLR.com and Enviro.BLR.com as well as popular Web destinations for professionals such as the HRDailyAdvisor.BLR.com, SafetyDailyAdvisor.BLR.com and HRChallenge.BLR.com. BLR also publishes highly regarded state compliance services such as What to Do About Personnel Problems in [Your State], Employee Compensation in [Your State], and Environmental Compliance in [Your State] as well as best practice newsletters, benchmark surveys, training materials, and books for more than 300,000 companies and their employees worldwide. For more information, contact BLR at www.BLR.com or call 800-727-5257