Why the Amazon Learning Strategy Makes Perfect Business Sense


In today’s historically tight labor market , this talent strategy makes perfect sense. Not only will Amazon position itself as an employer who offers opportunities for professional development, but it will also build a workforce of highly skilled talent. I regularly speak of the current “HR Perfect Storm,” and Amazon’s approach of combining learning and talent processes is akin to battening down the hatches.

Skillsoft Celebrates its 20th Anniversary

Brandon Hall

The learning and talent-management industry has been on a fast-track evolutionary path over the past several years. New and different approaches to learning and developing people are exploding, and the use of technology to support these approaches has seen unprecedented development. Skillsoft has been there from the beginning. Skillsoft worked diligently to reinvent itself to remain highly relevant.


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Highlights from EMEA Perspectives 2019


Our SumTotal breakout sessions proved to be popular – it was standing room only as we discussed several topics, including talent development in the employee lifecycle, the SumTotal Organisational Maturity Index , the latest and greatest product releases for 2019 and finally the benefits of using the SumTotal mobile app. Develop intelligently, mindful of the current challenges employees face daily. Torsten talking about training retail talent.

Why SumTotal is on Training Industry’s Top 20 Learning Portal/LMS Companies list


As a global leader in Talent Development solutions, SumTotal works hard to continuously innovate and evolve so we can meet the needs of our customers. There’s no shortage of remarkable ideas, what’s missing is the will to execute them.” – Seth Godin.

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. At Perspectives, SumTotal customers will have the opportunity to network with learning, talent and HR professionals and discuss how learning and talent management are driving performance and delivering business value within and across their organizations. Talent Development Champion of the Year. Best IT and Technical Skills Development.

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. Talent Analytics in Practice – 9:30 a.m.

Share Your Talent Success Story at 2017 Perspectives


Just last week the University of California’s Donna Salvo and I presented a webinar for HCI highlighting the ways the University system arms managers to effectively engage and develop their employees, and right before the holidays Scott Farley from Joy Global and I discussed how to architect a strong diversity and inclusion strategy on a webinar for SHRM. The post Share Your Talent Success Story at 2017 Perspectives appeared first on SumTotal Blog.

M&A Friday! This Week’s HR Deals and Trending #HotInHR News


ENGAGE Talent Raises $3.5M to Accelerate Innovation and Scaling of AI Talent Intelligence Technology. Engagedly Closes on the Acquisition of Management Mentors to Further Drive People Development with New E-Mentoring Program. Skillsoft to Deliver Training Opportunities by Joining SAP® PartnerEdge® Program. Pipeline Talent Solutions Partners with VNDLY.

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


Like everyone, as head of a global talent and training organization, I have constraints: time and budget. Thanks to SumTotal and Skillsoft we had the first two things and thanks to a great team, we had a boundless amount of creativity. We had our challenge: How do we make it easier for employees to remember to take time to develop themselves AND make it easier for them to find what they need to do so? Skillsoft helped us with the analysis.

Brandon Hall Group Research Highlights, Aug. 3-21, 2020

Brandon Hall

Learning & Development. Rapid Learning, a BTS Company, is a best-in-class leadership- and sales-training organization that features research-based, single-concept micro-training as the centerpiece of its talent development solutions. If an organization is challenged by any aspect of learning and development, NIIT can help. Leadership Development. Talent Management. Talent Acquisition. Talent Management Maturity 2020: Take the survey here.