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Talk of reskilling has been going on for years as employers sought to drive workforce efficiency and employees aimed to make themselves more attractive as candidates for promotion or new jobs.  Setting the tone for this was the changing dynamics of work and how it gets done. According to Gartner,...
Our weekly roundup of deals, product announcements and other HR technology news. Listen to a podcast version of this roundup. Indeed launched a virtual events feature. Called Indeed Hiring Events, it provides the tools create, promote and manage events online, including screening questions to help refine candidate lists. It also manages...
Our weekly roundup of deals, product announcements and other HR technology news. Listen to the podcast version of our roundup. Pymetrics and Infosys announced a consortium that brings together training partners Merit America, Per Scholas, Revature and Woz Enterprise to leverage their technologies to address the reskilling and employment needs raised...
Workday made available two new features for its People Experience solution, Workday Help and Workday Journeys. The company said both products are designed to help employers better engage employees by supporting increased personalization and productivity. Workday Help is an HR service delivery application that aims to provide more intuitive case...
Social learning platform Degreed raised $32 million in a new funding round led by Owl Ventures. The company attributed the influx to rising demand for training and educational solutions. The investment brings Degreed’s total funding to $182 million. “We’ve seen a tremendous surge in client demand for our career mobility product,”...
Eightfold.ai and Udemy are collaborating to offer courses and job opportunities to users of the Talent Exchange platform. Launched in April, Talent Exchange uses Eightfold’s matching algorithms to connect users, specifically workers displaced by the COVID-19 pandemic, with companies that are hiring to fill open roles. Eightfold hopes the courses...
eLearning Brothers released an authoring tool, which it describes as the first “synergistic solution” stemming from the May acquisitions of tools-providers Trivantis and Edulence. The company said the product, a new version of the Trivantis toolset Lectora, combines web-based, desktop and virtual reality authoring capabilities with the eLearning Brothers Asset...
Learning company Guild Education acquired Entangled Group, a “venture studio” that focuses on products related to training and development. Guild said the acquisition, its first, will help it accelerate the development of solutions that, among other things, help displaced workers find new jobs. Entangled’s investments in other companies—it’s a venture...
Eightfold.ai and EdCast teamed up to offer personalized career-planning tools that will help employees develop their own career paths and work toward their short- and long-term goals. The companies, which both put much stock in AI-driven technology, have integrated their solutions so customers can provide employees with the means to...
Paylocity has acquired VidGrid, a video platform that provides two-way, peer-to-peer learning courses. The companies aren’t strangers to each other: They’ve worked together for several years to deliver video learning to Paylocity clients. Those efforts created the opportunity for the companies to join forces as one entity, Paylocity said.   Employees have put increasing emphasis...