Trustwave Wins Brandon Hall Group Excellence Award for Culture Transformation

CHICAGO--()--Trustwave, a global cybersecurity and managed security services leader, today announced it won “Best Advance in Corporate Culture Transformation” in Brandon Hall Group’s coveted 2023 HCM Excellence Awards™.

The Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards recognize best practices for initiatives in Learning and Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Talent Acquisition, Human Resources, Sales Performance, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and the Future of Work. Brandon Hall Group is a professional development company offering data, research, insights, and certification to Learning and Talent executives and organizations.

“We are honored to be recognized by Brandon Hall Group for the success of our cultural transformation that we’ve driven for the past two years,” said Oriana Vogel, Chief Human Resources Officer at Trustwave. “This award validates our approach to creating an entirely new culture that is purpose-built to meet both our talent objectives, as well as the broader needs of the business. We’re dedicated to being a great place to work for our Trustees that prioritizes transparent leadership, continuous learning and development, and meaningful corporate values.”

As part of its transformation, Trustwave incorporated input from across the business and built a talent philosophy focused on high performance and transparency, constructed new corporate values, developed an inclusive leadership model, formalized its first-ever employee value proposition, and instituted Moments that Matter, a hybrid approach to work.

In response to its new cultural framework and even amidst the Great Reshuffle, Trustwave’s voluntary attrition rate dropped by 13% in the last year. The retention rate for Trustwave’s top performers is now 1.1x the company’s overall retention rate. Even more notably, in its most recent employee survey, Trustwave’s overall engagement score improved 10 points over the last year, and 21 points over the last three years. Trustwave also has an A+ rating on Comparably and a 4.4/5 rating on Glassdoor.

"Excellence Award winners are shown to be organizations that truly value their employees and invest in them through their human capital management programs,” said Brandon Hall Group Chief Operating Officer Rachel Cooke, HCM Excellence Awards program leader. “These HCM programs have been validated as best in class for business value and the impact on the employees themselves."

Entries were evaluated by a panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts, Brandon Hall Group analysts, and executives based on these criteria:

  • Alignment to their business need and environment
  • Program design, functionality, and delivery
  • Adoption, integration, user experience, innovation, and creativity
  • Overall effectiveness, impact, and measurable benefits.

"Our award winners are relentless in their pursuit of excellence," said Brandon Hall Group Chief Executive Officer Mike Cooke. "We have received some of the most innovative use of HCM strategy that we have seen in the last 30 years, and in most cases, technology and collaboration across departments have helped them achieve amazing business results."

Excellence Award winners will continue to be honored at Brandon Hall Group's HCM Excellence Conference, February 13-15, 2024, at the Hilton West Palm Beach, Florida. Select winners also will serve as presenters in breakout sessions, sharing their leading practices during the conference.

You can view the complete list of winners here. To learn more about careers within Trustwave’s award-winning workplace, visit the careers page.

About Trustwave

As a recognized global cyber defender that stops cyber threats all day, every day – we enable our clients to conduct their business securely.

Trustwave detects threats that others can’t see, enabling us to respond quickly and protect our clients from the devastating impact of cyberattacks. We leverage our world-class team of security consultants, threat hunters and researchers, and our market-leading security operations platform to relentlessly identify and isolate threats with the right telemetry at the right time for the right response.

Trustwave is a leader in managed detection and response (MDR), managed security services (MSS), consulting and professional services, database security, and email security. Our elite Trustwave SpiderLabs team provides award-winning threat research and intelligence, which is infused into Trustwave services and products to fortify cyber resilience in the age of advanced threats.

For more information about Trustwave, please visit our website.

About Brandon Hall Group™

Brandon Hall Group is the only professional development company that offers data, research, insights, and certification to Learning and Talent executives and organizations. The best minds in Human Capital Management (HCM) choose Brandon Hall Group to help them create future-proof employee development plans for the new era.

For over 30 years, we have empowered, recognized, and certified excellence in organizations worldwide, influencing the development of over 10 million employees and executives. Our HCM Excellence Awards program was the first to recognize organizations for learning and talent and is the gold standard, known as the "Academy Awards of Human Capital Management."

The awards recognize the best organizations that have successfully developed and deployed programs, strategies, modalities, processes, systems, and tools that have achieved measurable results. We are honored to receive applications from organizations worldwide ranging from small, medium, large, and global enterprises to government, not-for-profits, and associations.


Devon Swanson


Devon Swanson