The Working Manager to Redefine Internal Career Development
Joensee (FI) / London (UK), July 2021 - Valamis, a global leader in digital learning technologies and workforce development, has announced the acquisition of The Working Manager (TWM), a leader in organisational performance and career mobility technology. Valamis and TWM have entered into a definitive agreement to join together and unify technologies and in-house consulting services to offer businesses an end-to-end employee experience that helps employees develop and find career opportunities.

Valamis Learning Solution and TWM's CareerBurst career platform and learning platform technologies will bring executives, human resources, learning and development, and talent professionals a technology and consulting solution to develop and retain employees for organisational performance. Valamis and TWM will be able to help over three million learners and serve a diverse global client base.

"The Working Manager's technology, proven record of customer satisfaction, and most importantly, their people, are a complete fit with Valamis' longstanding values. With TWM's internal career development platform, LMS, and LXP, we will enhance our current learning solutions for our customers and future customers. Together, our technology, partnership approach, and authenticity will give the market a solution that puts people first and helps customers succeed with their business initiatives every step of the way", explained Jussi Hurskainen, CEO, Valamis.

After a long period of remote work for many employees across the world at the onset of the pandemic, many businesses have begun outlining their “return-to-the-office” plans, which has ushered in what NPR is calling the “Great Resignation”, as more workers in the U.S. are quitting their jobs than at any time in at least two decades. According to a LinkedIn report, 94% of employees would stay at a company longer if it invested in their careers. The acquisition and combined products and services of Valamis and TWM will provide an opportunity for employers to reduce the high cost of employee turnover and labour shortages by upskilling their employees and improving career mobility.

"As TWM are former heads of L&D, we understand firsthand many of the challenges that our customers are facing. This helps us develop our software in line with those requirements, but also gives us an understanding of the partnership that is required to address the rapidly changing needs of businesses. Valamis has a similar approach and company culture that will empower businesses across the U.K. and globally to build greater employee loyalty and, in the end, stronger businesses", said Phil Purver, CEO, TWM.