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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 all professional backgrounds, at all 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 and further develop its capabilities in...
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 or as the front end of...
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 is designed to encourage productivity, growth...
Despite the continual talk of learning’s importance to engagement, 70 percent of American employees are at least somewhat likely to jump to a new company if they think they’ll find better development opportunities there. Instructure sees an opportunity. So, Instructure announced a new Bridge Employment Development Platform to help employers address what it...
Cornerstone OnDemand is offering small businesses a free 14-day trial of its learning management system, PiiQ. The trial provides access to a library of some 1,500 courses covering subjects from compliance to technical and soft skills, the company said. Cloud-based PiiQ is designed to help employers prioritize internal training and...
A guest column by Piers Lea, chief strategy officer at Learning Technologies Group, plc In a recent article on the critical role of L&D in business success, HCM Technology Report Editor Mark Feffer stopped short of declaring 2019 “the Year of Learning.” But naturally, as someone who’s devoted their career to...
Welcome to the week. Here's our roundup of deals, product announcements and other news from the HCM technology community. The number of recruiters using mobile devices in their work is growing notably. According to TechTarget, employers find mobile recruiting delivers “tangible benefits that can make all the difference in attracting...
In this Point of View, Cecile Alper-Leroux, vice president of HCM Innovation at Ultimate Software, describes why HR's transition from administrative function to strategic business unit is picking up speed. The role of HR continues to be dynamic and ever-changing, with major economic, sociological, technological and cultural trends impacting the...
Talk about deskless workers: The maritime industry must future-proof and upskill its workforce as the industry increases its reliance on technology. That means shipping companies of all sorts face growing pressure to train employees to keep pace. That was the conclusion of Technology in Maritime: Dehumanising the Industry or Creating...