"Next Normal of Hybrid Work"

Udemy and Betterworks Blend Learning and Performance

New York, NY (USA), February 2021 - Betterworks, a leading strategy execution enterprise software company, has announced a progressive new approach to employee development by integrating its OKR platform with Udemy for Business, a world-class enterprise learning platform powered by Udemy, one of the world's largest global marketplaces for learning and teaching online.

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Flow of Work

Skillsoft Integrates with Microsoft Viva to Empower Learning

Boston, MA (USA), February 2021 - Skillsoft, a leader in digital learning, training, and talent solutions to help organizations unleash their edge, has announced it is integrating tools and training with Microsoft Viva, which Microsoft has launched. The integration of Skillsoft's award-winning content, comprising 180,000+ learning assets, adds a collection of robust learning experiences; expands the Microsoft Viva Learning library; and empowers Microsoft Teams users to hone their skills by searching for and consuming meaningful and relevant learning content when and where it matters most - in the context of their work.

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EU Whistleblower Protection Directive

LEO GRC Launches Off-the-Shelf Course for Compliance

London (UK), February 2021 - The EU Whistleblower Protection Directive comes in at the end of 2021. LEO GRC, a division of LEO Learning, has created a new off-the-shelf module to help organizations stay compliant.

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Chartered Institute of Marketing

Age Divide in Marketing Training

Berkshire (UK), February 2021 - New research from the Chartered Institute of Marketing has uncovered a significant age divide amongst the marketing professionals taking part in upskilling in the UK. One third of marketers received no training for two years at time of dramatic transformation in the sector.

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Employee-Centric Experience

LTG Expands Mid-Enterprise Learning with Acquisition

London (UK), February 2021 - Learning Technologies Group plc, a provider of services and technologies for digital learning and talent management, has agreed to acquire Bridge from Instructure Inc. The acquisition of Bridge will expand Learning Technologies Group's capabilities in the mid-enterprise market.

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Scalable and Affordable

eCom Counters Covid-19's Adverse Effects on L&D

Allan MacleanDunfermline (SCT), February 2021 - As Covid-19 continues to have a major effect on the UK's economic activity - encouraging both remote working and remote learning - eCom Scotland is discovering a growing appetite among customers for ready-made eLearning materials.

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LPI

Winners of the Learning Awards 2021 announced

Learning Awards 2021London (UK), February 2021 - The top organisations and outstanding individuals in learning were honoured at the 25th annual Learning Awards. Presented by British TV and radio icon Claudia Winkleman and joined by an audience of thousands from across the globe, the 25th Annual Learning Awards was broadcast internationally in the style of a TV event, hosted live from a recording studio in London.

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Enterprise Learning Platform

Avon Partners with Fuse to Drive Sales with Active Learning

AVONLondon (UK), February 2021 - Direct-to-consumer beauty giant Avon has shared the benefits it has seen through increased adoption and frequency of visits to its learning platform powered by Fuse. Partnering with Fuse, an enterprise learning platform that ignites people performance, Avon has revolutionised its approach to learning and development over the past 18 months, creating an engaging learning culture for the company's beauty entrepreneurs.

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Learning Technologies Digital Experience

What's Different about Digital Learning in 2021?

Cirencester (UK), February 2021 - Following a year of disruption and unprecedented demand for digital learning as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual Digital Learning Realities research opens to uncover what's different as we begin 2021. Run in partnership by Fosway Group, a leading European HR-industry analyst, and Learning Technologies, one of Europe's leading learning workplace events, the survey aims to uncover what is really happening in digital learning today and provide practical insights into what is helping people learn - especially as the world remains in a moment of crisis.

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Employee Lifecycle

Kallidus Expands HCM Offering with Acquisition of Sapling

Rob Caul, KallidusLondon (UK), February 2021 - Kallidus, one of the UK's fastest-growing software companies providing talent management software and digital learning, has announced its acquisition of Sapling, a leading people operations platform. The acquisition transforms Kallidus, which is backed by Apse Capital, a European private equity firm that specialises in investing in tech-enabled B2B companies, into a full-suite human capital management (HCM) software and digital learning provider, offering businesses solutions across the entire employee lifecycle.

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2021 Fosway 9-Grid™

Online Learning Booms in the Wake of COVID-19

Cirencester (UK), February 2021 - With online learning now the only game in town as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, the full impact on the learning technology market is assessed for the first time in the new 2021 Fosway 9-Grid™ for Learning Systems. Recently released by Fosway Group, a leading European HR industry analyst, the research highlights the significant consequences of the shift to remote working and learning.

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Future of Work

"European Charter for Robots and Humans" Released

Brussels, February 2021 - The European “Good Work Charter” for robots and humans working together has been released by the European Engineering Industries Association (EUnited). The publication supports the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030.

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Behind the Magic

Disney Institute Launches New Online Courses

Lake Buena Vista, FL (USA), January 2021 - Disney Institute has re-imagined its offerings, unveiling a full lineup of new online courses for business professionals. Led by Disney Institute facilitators and featuring special presentations by Disney theme park and resort leaders, new on-demand courses start at $49 per person, and new online live courses start at $499 per person. All courses are available to business professionals in the United States and most Canadian provinces.

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Compliance

HSI Acquires eLearning Provider ej4

Frisco, Texas (USA), January 2021 - HSI, a leader in environmental health and safety (EHS) and workforce development software, training, and compliance solutions, recently announced its acquisition of leading eLearning provider ej4.

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Recognition and Reward

Focusing on Improving the Employee Experience

Mooresville, NC (USA), January 2021 - Engage2Excel Group, a leader in innovative recruitment, recognition, and engagement solutions, is pleased to announce its continued commitment to helping organizations deliver engaging experiences throughout the talent lifecycle with the release of its latest version of CXS Recognize. Engage2Excel Group created CXS Recognize to enable organizations to easily and effectively recognize and reward employees for key milestones, performance, and social behaviors on a single platform.

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