Connecting Communities: How Organizations Create a Better Workplace through Giving

The technology piece of course is what isolved Giving & Volunteering is all about. There have been many hardships and pressures on the workforce but that does not mean we must lose our sense of togetherness. As one of the few solutions with the means to help employees express their desire to engage with each other — and their community — isolved is doing more than healing to solve a problem; they are giving the workforce the means to help each other.

Learning Gems Unearthed by the Pandemic

Brandon Hall Group Smartchoice Preferred Provider Totara has partnered with several companies that fit this description. For example, Etex Building Performance UK, part of a larger, Belgian family-owned manufacturing business with about 500 employees, many of whom are not very tech-savvy. During lockdown in the UK, the Totara platform was renamed the Learning & Communication Hub and became a critical tool for keeping the company connected, informed and productive.

Perceptyx’s Recent Acquisitions Empower Organizations to Have Better Conversations with Their Workforce

Perceptyx acquired Waggl, an employee voice platform and CultureIQ, a culture management solution. This made immediate sense due to Perceptyx’s unique blend of technology and service. For those not yet aware of Perceptyx, they’re an employee survey and people analytics vendor that creates engagements built upon listening to employees through their technology, then providing guidance to act upon those insights.

‘New’ Skillsoft Quickly Expands Offerings with Acquisition of Digital Coaching Platform

Less than three weeks after combining into a larger, publicly traded company, Skillsoft Corp. expanded its leadership development portfolio with the acquisition of Pluma, a digital coaching platform that’s a great match for Skillsoft’s focus on helping organizations build a future-fit workforce.

Latitude CG helps the Extended Enterprise Navigate the Pandemic

Brandon Hall Group Smartchoice Preferred Provider Latitude CG spent a good chunk of 2020 diving headfirst into the extended enterprise, conducting research and interviews with more than 100 different partner and dealer networks to find out what was happening, what was working and what wasn’t. This work gives them unique insights into the challenges companies face training these audiences and they have focused their attention on meeting these changing needs.

Injecting Learning into the Organization’s Cultural DNA

In the process of reexamining their approach to learning and development, companies have been looking at their strategies, technologies, and processes to uncover ways to better develop the workforce and close skills gaps. What really needs to happen, though, is for the organizations themselves to make a shift, developing and sustaining a culture of continuous learning.

Doing More with Less: Striking the Right Balance in L&D

One area where companies can streamline L&D processes is in the content realm. Companies spend a considerable time and money managing the content process, including procurement, creation and management. The back-end of the content process includes many transactional, repetitive tasks. Additionally, companies typically have poor vision into what content already exists and often duplicate efforts creating material that could have simply been repurposed. Unfortunately, cost-saving measures such as leveraging the company’s intranet or existing SharePoint sites to manage learning content can make things worse. If the content is hard to find, it will just get remade. The longer the problem persists, the worse it gets.