First Advantage Corporation (NASDAQ: FA), a leading global provider of technology solutions for screening, verifications, safety, and compliance related to human capital, is proud to announce its SOAR Program, professional growth for managers, has been recognized by the ROI Institute as a 2021 Best Impact/ROI Study Award Business recipient.
This award recognizes the study that best describes current use and application of the ROI Methodology®. In the Business category, First Advantage was recognized for a comprehensive study of leadership development for the case study: Empowering Managers and Building Leaders: SOAR.
The SOAR program is designed to develop people managers across the globe. By participating, First Advantage employees receive the tools they need to effectively manage themselves and their teams while growing as leaders in a fast-paced, technology-driven organization.
“Opportunities for growth, learning, and development is imperative to First Advantage. Designing SOAR with a talented team passionate about career development has been a pleasure and we are truly honored to receive this prestigious designation from the ROI Institute,” Deborah Masak, Vice President, Global Talent, and Inclusion at First Advantage and Certified ROI Professional (CRP) said, who accepted the award on the team’s behalf.
SOAR launched in 2019 with an in-person class of 71 managers. After a brief pause in 2020 due to the COVID-19 emergency, SOAR relaunched virtually in Jan. 2021. So far, 159 managers have graduated from the program and 148 are on track to graduate in 2022.
The ROI Institute Awards Program recognizes outstanding application of, and support for, the ROI Methodology® and honors the individuals and organizations for exceptional work in measurement, evaluation, and analytics. ROI Institute, Inc., founded in 1992 as a service-driven organization, assists professionals in improving programs and processes using the ROI Methodology® developed by Dr. Jack J. Phillips and Dr. Patti P. Phillips.