Learning

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...
Fuel50 added two features to its talent experience platform: ones delivers virtual career support to employers who need to restructure their workforce due to the coronavirus, the others designed to support evolving approaches to work. The first product, called FuelFutures, is meant to help employers quickly respond to the rapidly...
Glint and BetterUp each launched features that emphasize personalization as a way to provide employees with a more engaging development experience. For Glint, it’s about feedback. For BetterUp, it’s about coaching. Glint, owned by LinkedIn, announced Glint 360s. Designed to work with the company’s Engage and Perform tools, the product helps users create...
Learning and development efforts are moving higher on the corporate priority list, pushed by the pace of business, concerns about transformation and the skills gap. At the same time, line managers often resist training efforts because they don’t want employees to miss work. A report from the IT trade association CompTIA found that...
Phenom People and learning platform Docebo will integrate their so that customers can better identify skills gaps using Phenom AI, then automate delivery of training content to employees. The companies said that although 70 percent of talent professionals say their company identifies or plans to identify employee skills gaps, only 37 percent...
Learning platforms Degreed and LearnUpon announced a partnership that offers their products through a single solution. LearnUpon’s tools enable companies to create, manage and track formal learning programs, such as mandatory or optional training. Degreed provides a single app through which workers can find, access and track formal training—such as courses...
While many employers have expressed concern about the need to train or reskill workers to handle new technologies, remarkably few offer necessary learning programs to their workers. According to Randstad Sourceright’s 2020 Talent Trends Report, 92 percent of HR leaders believe their company should be responsible for providing the reskilling employees need...
Could employers’ increasing use of remote workers collide with their security concerns and transformation efforts? New research suggests that it might. Supported not only by technology such as mobile, collaboration and cloud storage solutions, but also by more flexible workplace policies and acceptance that people don’t have to be in the office to be...