Learning

Cornerstone OnDemand is working with Facebook’s Oculus to incorporate virtual reality features into workforce learning. The companies announced an agreement under which shared clients will be able to build apps that track VR training completion data within Cornerstone’s LMS. Using functionality developed by Cornerstone and...
Cornerstone OnDemand is spending a lot of time talking about content and taking steps to help employers better communicate with their younger employees. During this week’s third-quarter earnings call, company executives said a continued emphasis on content and data will set the company apart from its competitors and...
Both employers and employees continue to worry about whether the workforce’s skills align with the changing needs of business, despite months of discussion about the necessity of upskilling. To hear them speak at UNLEASH World in Paris last week, corporate leaders increasingly see cost-effective learning as...
Employers are putting their money where their mouths are when it comes to training workers to cope with automation and AI. A new report shows that nearly half of U.S. companies plan to raise their learning budgets to align worker skills with the way technology is changing...
Employers are putting their money where their technology is, investing more in systems than they are in upskilling, according to new research from Adecco. The report comes just weeks after KPMG said only 42 percent of technology industry leaders plan to upskill their workforce, even though...
A minority of technology CEOs plan to develop their workforce, says a report from KPMG. Given Amazon’s plans to upskill a third of its workers over the next six years, industry HR leaders have an opportunity to refocus leadership’s attention and prepare their organizations to integrate advanced...
Amazon will spend more than $700 million to upskill a third of its American workforce. The company said its goal is to help employees move into new jobs—both technical and non-technical—across nearly all of its operations. The “Upskilling 2025” effort will create programs for employees of...
Social learning platform Degreed closed a $40 million debt facility with AllianceBernstein and raised $35 million in equity funding from existing investors Owl Ventures, Jump Capital, Signal Peak Ventures and GSV Accelerate. The company said it will use the financing to continue product development, fund international expansion...
iCIMS acquired recruiting technology platform Jibe with an eye toward strengthening its offerings in employer branding, candidate engagement and tracking the return on recruiting investments. Jibe will power iCIMS’ new recruitment marketing solution, Attract, which is available as either part of its core platform...
Cornerstone OnDemand launched several products focused on internal communications and employee learning. They're all designed with an eye toward increasing engagement by helping companies develop learning-heavy cultures. Leading the list is Cornerstone Conversations, which will be added to Cornerstone Performance suite this fall. Conversations...