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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!

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

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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.

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A New Wave of Consolidation in HR Tools? ADP Acquires StandOut, Ultimate Acquires Kanjoya, Atlassian Acquires Trello

Josh Bersin

HR Technology ADP ibm kanjoya kenexa Oracle SAP skillsoft standout successfactors taleo tmbc workdayAs I describe in the article “The HR Software Market Reinvents Itself,” we have entered a new world in the $14 billion market for HR software and tools.

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4 Ways to Close the Learning-Doing Gap for Front-Line Managers [GUIDE]

Key vendors include SkillSoft,, and Harvard Business School Publishing. FOUR WAYS TO CLOSE THE. LEARNING-DOING GAP FOR. FRONT-LINE MANAGERS 4FOREWORD We’re in business to help organizations. achieve their goals by making sure their. employees have the knowledge and skills.

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.

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: 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.

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.

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

Strategic HCM

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

Leadership Development achieveglobal cisco ddi harvard pdi skillsoft sonyOne of the biggest investment areas in Human Resources and Talent Management is Leadership Development. We like to think about it as one of the bedrock roles of the HR or L&D team, since in many. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

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.

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. .

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.

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.

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!)

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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!

Join us at 2017 Perspectives to talk about the future of talent & learning


Here’s what to expect: Keynotes : Members of the Skillsoft and SumTotal exec team, industry-leading CHROs and prominent thought leaders will share inspirational stories to reignite your passion for the profession. I’m thrilled to announce that registration and the call for speakers have opened for 2017 Perspectives. I hope you’ll join us in Las Vegas at the Bellagio from April 11-13 to explore what’s next in talent management, learning, workforce management and more.

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.

#HRBuzz: Our Top Picks for September


Swing by the SumTotal booth #1511 and the Skillsoft booth #2457 at the show. Once again it is time to wrap up our favorite HR blogs from the month of September.

Perspectives 2015 Kicks Off with Keynotes on Culture, Innovation and the ‘Self-Developing Organization’


Today SumTotal and Skillsoft kicked off Perspectives 2015. Getting us off to a great start, Skillsoft SVP of Strategy and Corporate Development John Ambrose’s keynote introduced HR’s next game changer – the “ Self-Developing organization ” – and CEO of Tomorrow Mike Walsh shared his insights on re-imagining organizational culture to engage the next generation.

National Payroll Week: Celebrating Payroll Professionals


Many thanks to the Skillsoft/SumTotal payroll team! In honor of National Payroll Week in the U.S., we are taking the opportunity to thank our payroll staff and all of our customers who leverage SumTotal Payroll for all of their hard work and commitment to excellence.

Customers Connect at TotalConnection 2014


Not only did TotalConnection 2014 provide great content and insights on current usage and the future of SumTotal and Skillsoft, the event was jam-packed with the exci tement and fun of a true Miami experience. Last week, our customers joined us in Miami Beach, Fla.

M&A Friday! This Week’s HR Deals


Skillsoft Partners with CompTIA for Cybersecurity Analyst Certification. Happy Friday. Our weekly recap of funding, mergers & acquisition, and partnership news from the human resource, recruitment and employee benefits marketplace is below.

Why I believe we need to rethink how we measure Customer Support Services


Over the next few months I will be talking about the Skillsoft/SumTotal journey into service excellence. “The doctor of the future will give NO MEDICINE, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.” - Thomas A. Edison. About 7 years ago, while on a flight from Frankfurt to Orlando, I ended up sitting next to a gentleman who although dressed in civilian attire, I knew by his attitude and demeanor was a military man.