The Sum is Greater than the Parts – Keynote Speakers Announced for First Joint SumTotal-Skillsoft Event


Perhaps you have heard the exciting news about two industry leaders becoming one, but now there is a chance to see how SumTotal and Skillsoft together can transform your workforce. Now that we’re part of the Skillsoft family, we’ll be merging our user conference into theirs. Today, Skillsoft announced keynote speakers for 2015 Global Skillsoft Perspectives , May 18-21 at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Fla. Jerry Nine, Chief Operating Officer, Skillsoft.

They like us. They really like us: SumTotal, Skillsoft and Customers Win!


As part of Skillsoft, we’ve been able to expand our shared vision to help customers cultivate high-performance cultures and meet the demands of the Learning Age. The accolades awarded to SumTotal and Skillsoft in the past few months illustrate our continued dedication to innovate and deliver products and services that help customers achieve their business goals with HR technology. Awards : Customers honored Skillsoft and SumTotal in multiple categories in Elearning!

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I was up especially early on Tuesday to attend Skillsoft's European conference , mainly to participate in a pre-conference roundtable reviewing new research from David Wilson from Fosway.

LinkedIn buys for $1.5 Billion, Signals Shift in the Learning Marketplace.

Josh Bersin

Business Trends Enterprise Learning grovo linkedin online learning pluralsight skillsoft Today LinkedIn announced the acquisition of, a pioneering online learning company known for high-quality, expert-led video instruction.

Mark Your Calendars and Join Skillsoft and SumTotal at Upcoming European Events


As the new MD of Skillsoft EMEA, I’m thrilled that my first blog post gives me the chance to talk about some of the exciting events taking place over the next few weeks. But it isn’t just London and Learning Technologies where you can catch Skillsoft, SumTotal and Percipio.


Skillsoft Corporation Recruits SVP of Culture


Skillsoft Corporation Recruits SVP of Culture Gatti & Associates Assists Skillsoft Corporation in Recruiting Key Member of Their Leadership Team. Gatti & Associates is pleased to announce Sheri Zee has joined Skillsoft Corporation as Senior Vice President of Culture.

3 Stories of Transformational Learning from #Perspectives17


This week I have had the pleasure of attending and speaking at Skillsoft Perspectives in Las Vegas. Another neat feature: Skillsoft’s Percipio product is helping companies to quantify ROI on training, a valuable metric. Learning Events Skillsoft

Skillsoft goes Private. E-Learning Market has Matured.

Josh Bersin

Today Skillsoft announced that the company is being acquired by a private equity firm for approximately $1.1 Tags: Business Trends Content Development Enterprise Learning Learning Programs e-learning skillsoft billion. This acquisition price reflects a 14% premium over the public share price and a. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

From E-Learning to We-Learning: National Workshop Series – Join Us!

Josh Bersin

Enterprise Learning Learning Culture Learning On-Demand skillsoft social learning we-learningI&# m very excited to announce that starting in a few weeks our analysts will be going on a roadshow around the country to present our latest research and best-practices on social and informal. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

Fallon Health Takes Home 2015 Skillsoft Innovation Award for Achievements in Learning


Today at Perspectives, Skillsoft’s annual customer conference, SumTotal customer Fallon Health took home a 2015 Innovation Award for demonstrating how they are weaving learning into fabric of their organizational culture to drive business results.

From E-Learning to We-Learning: SkillSoft InGenius

Josh Bersin

collaborative learning e-learning skillsoft we-learning Today the corporate training industry is evolving from ten years of focus on e-learning and blended learning towards a serious and transformational focus on “we-learning.&# We named this. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

The age of Learning on-demand


Talk about disruption, here at The Skillsoft Group we’ve undergone a complete metamorphosis. Caryn Baker is the Director of Events for Skillsoft. . “I haven’t seen this much disruption in corporate learning since I started as an analyst back in the early 2000s.

Skillsoft Acquisition of SumTotal: Corporate Training Market Disruption?


One of the largest training content companies (Skillsoft) just finalized the acquisition of one of the largest learning platform companies (SumTotal Systems). A bang just went off in the corporate training and HR market. In some ways this is like the makers of peanut butter and jelly buying the bakers of bread. The whole "sandwich" […]. Learning Evaluation Learning Providers Learning Solutions Talent & PM Providers

Staying on Top of Your Game at Perspectives


As an HR or Learning professional, you have a terrific such resource available – only weeks away, the 2015 Global Skillsoft Perspectives Conference. 3) Customer Sessions: Learn firsthand how SumTotal customers are leveraging Skillsoft content within SumTotal Learn, driving adoption and measurable results of the LMS and transforming the performance management process –these are just a few of the topics being addressed by SumTotal customers during the conference.

#SSPerspectives the Self Developing Organisation

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Yesterday I was at Skillsoft's EMEA Perspectives event where I was chairing a 'think tank' on the skills gap.

Today’s New Models for Leadership Development

Josh Bersin

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American Cancer Society Adopts SumTotal Talent Expansion® Suite to Transform into Self-Developing Organization


SumTotal, a Skillsoft company, today announced that the American Cancer Society will adopt the SumTotal Talent Expansion® Suite to facilitate their transformation into a Self-Developing Organization.

Share Your Talent Success Story at 2017 Perspectives


A panel of judges including analysts, journalists, industry experts and Skillsoft and SumTotal staff evaluate nominations and choose the award recipients. Over the last few months, I’ve had the pleasure of collaborating with several SumTotal customers to showcase the great work they’re doing.

Lumesse Wins High Impact Award for Excellence in Targeted Provision of Learning

Voice of Lumesse

Lumesse is proud to announce that it has been a winner in the 2014 Skillsoft EMEA Channel Awards. This is to recognise our work as a partner of Skillsoft, providing tailored packages of learning to meet client business needs.

What’s in a report?


With integrated enhancements, both learners and managers can now track what Skillsoft courses are taken in Skillsoft, advanced learning structures and the Skillsoft Learning App. Anyone working in HR or Learning & Development knows that a lot goes into reports. Often it is how Learning & Development programs justify their existence, their cost and importantly their effectiveness. The role the information these reports produce is changing and growing in importance.

How Top HR Organisations Get More for Less


Learn more about what sets leading HR organizations apart: download the SumTotal and Skillsoft Learning and Talent Maturity Framework here. .

Top 10 List for TotalConnection 2014


And, be sure to stop by the Skillsoft booth to meet the team and get the details on Skillsoft’s acquisition of SumTotal! . It’s the final countdown! In less than two weeks TotalConnection descends upon the Eden Roc Hotel in Miami Beach. At TotalConnection (and in Miami in general!)

The Magic of Three: How to Make a Quick and Impactful Change to Your Training in Any Organization


Thanks to SumTotal and Skillsoft we had the first two things and thanks to a great team, we had a boundless amount of creativity. Skillsoft helped us with the analysis. Like everyone, as head of a global talent and training organization, I have constraints: time and budget.

Learning – No Longer Optional


Workforce editor Kate Everson recently connected with SumTotal and Skillsoft executives to talk about the evolution of learning delivery. Read the full article, including other insights from SumTotal and Skillsoft, on

3 Ways to Create a Flexible Learning Culture

Cornerstone On Demand

At Cornerstone, our learning management system is pre-loaded with content from our content partners like TED , Skillsoft and Harvard Business Publishing. The modern career is no longer defined by a vertical ascension of titles.

San Jose and Sacramento HR pros – let’s have lunch and talk talent!


We are hosting a series of lunch events where you can Join Skillsoft and SumTotal, our customers, and other industry professionals for a bite and a discussion on all the top trends, best practices, and convergence of learning and talent.

South Florida & Boston HR Pros – Let’s Talk Learning & Talent Maturity!


He is also the co-author of Skillsoft’s Learning and Talent Maturity Framework , which will be the basis for much of the program.

One Essential Key For Franchise Business Growth


At the same time, Skillsoft research has discovered that 68% of employees say training shouldn’t be based on a one-off basis, meaning that it doesn’t have to end after onboarding stage. We live in a world of rapid changes.

HR Lessons from 10K Feet


Here at SumTotal and Skillsoft, we’re dedicated to helping organizations provide the learning and development their employees need to be better at their current jobs and advance in their careers.

Step into the Future of Learning and Talent at EMEA Perspectives


With our theme and focus on the Future of Talent and Learning this year, as well as many speakers talking on this topic, you will get to experience our brand new state of the market learning platform – Percipio – and see our new Platinum Skillsoft Courses. “Planning is bringing the future into the present so you can do something about it now.”. Alan Lakein.


Corporate Culture Lessons from Uber


Several SumTotal and Skillsoft colleagues and clients met five members of the Uber team to hear their perspectives on Uber’s culture, and business growth, as well as the career paths that brought them to where they are today. Recently, as part of a fundraising effort for Women in Technology International , I had the opportunity to attend a luncheon at Uber’s corporate headquarters in San Francisco.

Imagining Change. How Moving to SumTotal Learn Helped Further the Ricoh Company Promise.


Ricoh Asia Pacific and Skillsoft had worked together since 2001, but it was Skillsoft’s acquisition of SumTotal that provided the perfect solution. In sales alone, the impact of this new relationship between Skillsoft, SumTotal and Ricoh Asia Pacific was immediately apparent.

Lumesse Wins High Impact Award for Excellence in Targeted Provision of Learning

Voice of Lumesse

Lumesse is proud to announce that it has been a winner in the 2014 Skillsoft EMEA Channel Awards. This is to recognise our work as a partner of Skillsoft, providing tailored packages of learning to meet client business needs. The Lumesse award was for ‘High Impact’. According to the official. Learning

Did You Know Workforce Management Can Be Used to Tackle Compliance Challenges?


Skillsoft recently commissioned EHS Today, a magazine about environmental, health and safety best management practices, to produce a research report that would look at current processes for training and compliance used by a number of US companies.

How to Achieve Effective Learning in the Age of Personalisation


I’m delighted to say Skillsoft ticks those boxes. It’s no secret that organisations are struggling to engage people’s interest when it comes to learning and development.

Want to Meet in 2018?


Skillsoft/SumTotal user conference – Employee Engagement and Business Results. As the year winds down one of the things I’m spending time on is scheduling out my 2018 year. Travel, conferences, speaking, etc.

Why we ought to celebrate Manufacturing Day


Today we celebrate Manufacturing Day SM. As someone who, up until recently, has spent an entire career in manufacturing, I cannot think of a better way to raise awareness and appreciation of the manufacturing industry than with this annual national event.

Four Tips to Help You Excel in Talent Acquisition

Women of HR

Jody’s career spans over 25 years in recruiting, workforce planning, and strategic human resources at companies including PAETEC/Windstream Communications, Skillsoft, and ER Associates, a private HR consulting firm. Editor’s Note: The following is the second installment of a three-part series featuring influential women from Paychex. Part I of the series kicked off on Sept. 22 in conjunction with American Business Women’s Day.

The New and Improved Innovation Awards – Let 2015 Be Your Time to Shine


You might have heard the news that TotalConnection will be replaced by 2015 Global Skillsoft Perspectives. The even better news is that we will still honor customers for delivering outstanding business value using SumTotal solutions with the Skillsoft Innovation Awards.

Identifying At Risk Employees


And, be sure to stop by the Skillsoft booth 2457 at the show. Did you know that one in five employees plan on quitting their job? That is one startling statistic. If you’re not worried about employee turnover, you should be!