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Salt Lake City, UT - February 16, 2017 - Bridge by Instructure, a leading learning management system (LMS) for businesses, today announced the launch of Bridge Retain, a tool empowering company leaders to increase employees’ retention of training over the long-term. With Bridge Retain, learners receive low-stakes learning opportunities and quizzes, complete with immediate feedback and resources to help them retain the training they’ve received. Bridge Retain is launching together with a Bridge course on memory designed and delivered by Jeopardy! star Ken Jennings.
Bridge Retain is designed to ensure learners actually retain training, and its robust reporting helps administrators evaluate whether content is being retained on an ongoing basis. With Bridge Retain, learners are given quick booster check-ins that help them actively recall information and commit knowledge to memory. Bridge Retain can be added to any course, and administrators can leverage a pre-built framework of assessments with customizable frequency to jumpstart retention efforts.
“So much expense and effort goes into creating trainings. Great courses are created, employees take them, and then everything they learned starts to evaporate,” said Matt Bingham, VP of product for Bridge by Instructure. “Training will only have a meaningful impact on the business when employees are able to hold on to that knowledge. Bridge Retain combines formative assessments and immediate feedback to deliver a great learning strategy that focuses on retention, for any content on any subject."
The retrieval experience of Bridge Retain is essential to the modern-day organization because it can help corporations better leverage their training programs while boosting productivity and saving time and resources. The Bridge team recently surveyed 1,000 employees in the U.S. (mostly mid-level, manager or supervisor) and discovered interesting trends in training, learning and productivity.
Key findings from the survey include:
For an organization with 1,000 employees, workers spend at least 10,010 hours per year answering questions or explaining concepts they’ve already discussed.
For an organization with 1,000 employees, workers spend at least 5,850 hours a year looking up information previously covered—nearly 6,000 hours of productivity time wasted.
Calendar reminders and Post-It notes are the most popular tools employees use to retain information at work, with respectively 47 percent and 46 percent of employees using them for this purpose. In contrast, corporate materials such as employee handbooks are used by only 9 percent of employees, making them one of the most seldom-used tools.
78 percent of respondents participate in company training quarterly or less frequently.
72 percent of respondents said they would benefit from receiving email reminders about topics covered in company trainings.
For more information and intriguing findings from the survey, please visit here.
As part of the Bridge Retain launch, Ken Jennings, memory master and 74-time winner of Jeopardy!, is partnering with Bridge to offer a 10-minute microlearning opportunity and memory course.
In this open online class, learners gain practical tips from Jennings’ expertise for finding, learning and retaining the knowledge they need to be successful. Called “Retain: 7 Tricks for Becoming a Memory Mastermind,” the brief course also provides learners with opportunities to share their own favorite memory techniques and come away armed with an arsenal of ideas for retaining new information.
"It's so easy today to outsource our memories to the internet and rely on Google or Siri when we need information," said Jennings. "But that's why it's more important than ever to keep learning—so we don't lose that skill. I’m excited to share my tips on retaining and recalling information with thousands of Bridge learners. Maybe one of them will go on to break all my Jeopardy! records—you never know."
To take the “Retain: 7 Tricks for Becoming a Memory Mastermind” course, visit http://Retain.GetBridge.com. To learn more about Bridge Retain, please visit https://www.GetBridge.com.
Instructure, Inc. is a leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) technology company that makes software that makes people smarter. With a vision to help maximize the potential of people through technology, Instructure created Canvas and Bridge to enable organizations everywhere to easily develop, deliver and manage engaging face-to-face and online learning experiences. To date, Instructure has connected millions of instructors and learners at more than 2,000 educational institutions and corporations throughout the world. Learn more about Canvas for higher ed and K–12, and Bridge for the corporate market, at www.Instructure.com.
Hong Kong and London, U.K. - February 16, 2017 - Hong Kong-based Learning and Learning Technology provider, Peak Pacific Limited, has acquired UK-based Virtual Training Systems start-up, Rock VTS, formerly known as DiSTI Europe Limited.
The acquisition is aligned to Peak Pacific’s strategic goal to expand into the specialised Virtual Training solutions space, signalling the company’s clear intent to turn its attention to European markets.
Peak Pacific Founder & CEO, Kishor Mistry, said the acquisition was significant because of the current trends emerging technologies such as in 3D/VR/AR/Hololens, the team’s expertise, and Peak Pacific’s rapidly expanding reach. “Technology-enabled Aviation Training is a very specialised domain, and Peak Pacific has a history of innovating within that space. Virtual Training Systems is an exciting niche within our market, and this acquisition allows us to combine our expertise in systems, learning solutions and core aviation business knowledge. Rock VTS has a talented, innovative, management team that has tremendous experience in Defence and Commercial Aviation. Peak Pacific is very excited about the growth prospects of this new business.”
According to Colin Hillier, Managing Director of Rock VTS, “Along with Keith Downes, based in UK and Olaf Laqua in Germany our management team has more than two decades experience in delivering Virtual Training Systems and e-learning solutions across numerous sectors in the UK and Europe. Although a start-up (2015), we already work with a number of major clients developing creative, needs-based solutions. We were looking to grow the business at an appropriate pace through collaborations with like-minded organisations, but realised that Peak Pacific’s business philosophy gave us the perfect opportunity to grow under the umbrella of a company with a global vision and reach.”
About Rock VTS Europe:
Rock, formerly known as DiSTI Europe until November 2016, is a high-quality training provider that creates innovative 3D Virtual Training applications.
Rock solutions are either inherently immersive learning environments or those which the user can, interactively, Step in or Step out of to enhance the user experience and learning retention. Organizational training improvements are measurable in terms of effectiveness, take-up, outcome and cost. Student training data is recorded for analysis by instructors and managers.
Rock works with Government and Industry to help them deliver training solutions acrossAviation Flight Crew Training, Aviation Maintenance Training, Nuclear, Healthcare,Commercial training and Defence applications.
As part of the acquisition, Rock VTS will be known as Peak VTS going forward.
About Peak Pacific Limited
Peak Pacific is a global leader in providing Learning consultancy, products, solutions andprofessional services for the Aerospace, Transportation and Logistics industries, among other compliance verticals. With offices in Hong Kong, India, Singapore, UK, and partners in Europe and the USA, Peak Pacific is able to reach out to customers and provide a personal service.
Peak Pacific is an ISO 2008:9001 certified company with over 30 years of management and solution experience in the aviation, learning and development space, consistently delivering high quality Learning products and solutions for satisfied customers around the world.
San Francisco, CA - February 21, 2017 - SalesHood®, the leading sales productivity platform announced an exclusive partnership with Barry Rhein’s highly acclaimed Selling Through Curiosity™. The sales training program is available on demand in SalesHood® to help companies grow top-line revenue faster by automating and prescribing how sales training is delivered, reinforced and measured.
“It’s no secret, companies are wasting billions of dollars every year on sales training that’s costly, ineffective and inefficient. 95% of what is trained in a workshop is forgotten because of poor reinforcement, certification and best practice sharing,” says Elay Cohen CEO of SalesHood and former SVP Sales Productivity at Salesforce.
Selling Through Curiosity is proven to deliver revenue results in days and weeks versus months and years with SalesHood's ability to prescribe just-in-time collaborative coaching huddles, content rich best practice videos, deal coaching exercises, peer to peer collaboration and certifications.
“Every sales leader worries about taking their teams out of the field. We had our best quarter ever with SalesHood and Selling Through Curiosity.” Joe Fuca, President, Worldwide Field Operations, FinancialForce
This next generation sales training is delivered by front-line managers or trainers to quickly increase win-rates and increase rep quota attainment. Through video and social reinforcement on web and mobile, salespeople have a personal sales coach and team of mentors supporting them all the time, wherever they go.
Praised by tens of thousands of sales professionals, Selling Through Curiosity is credited for producing billions of dollars of revenue and shareholder value. The program includes: Discovery, Effective Note Taking, Qualification, Decision Making Process, Advanced Questioning, Creating Custom Presentations, Mutual Plans, Closing, Objection Handling, Negotiating, Prospecting, and Advanced Relationship Building.
“Transforming a sales organization to obtain short-term and long-term measurable selling results is a complicated process. It’s why the majority of sales training programs fail. SalesHood provides the ongoing practice that is missing in all other sales training programs. It’s why our customers see immediate and long-term measurable results. I’m excited to partner with SalesHood to offer Selling Through Curiosity to every company, team and salesperson on the planet,” says Barry Rhein.
To see how Selling Through Curiosity and SalesHood could impact your top-line revenue results, for a fraction of the cost of in-person sales training, schedule a demo.
About SalesHood SalesHood helps companies get up to speed and grow revenue faster by collaborating and sharing best practices wherever they are, on any device. SalesHood is a proven and trusted sales productivity SaaS platform, created by former SVP of Sales Productivity from Salesforce. SalesHood is mobile-first automating sales enablement, sales training, onboarding, certification, content sharing, sales manager coaching and sales process execution. SalesHood has more than seventy customers, thousands of teams and over 21,000 subscribers from Alteryx, Apttus, DocuSign, Domo, Host Analytics, FinancialForce, InsideSales.com, Intacct, NewRelic, RingCentral, ServiceMax, Sonatype, Telogis, Zuora and many more.
About Barry Rhein and Associates For more than 30+ years, Barry Rhein and Associates is the most sought after sales consulting organization in Silicon Valley. The highly acclaimed Selling Through Curiosity program is praised in delivering immediate and measurable sales results, accomplishing in days what would normally take years. Barry Rhein’s curiosity-based methodology is widely appreciated for moving far beyond theory and into simple, practical steps that immediately impact attitudes, skills, effectiveness, and earnings of the participants.
Redwood City, CA - February 21, 2017 - BetterWorks, the leading enterprise software for goals and feedback, today announced the launch of its Feedback Suite. BetterWorks Feedback makes it easy for companies to implement a continuous performance management process to coach employees to become high performers.
A recent survey showed that 88% of companies find feedback valuable or extremely valuable in driving performance, yet 65% of employees say they need more feedback than they currently get. Implementing frequent feedback has proved so cumbersome and time-consuming that most companies revert to only providing feedback annually, or worse, not at all. BetterWorks Feedback powers dialogue between managers and employees based on company goals, frequent check-ins and peer feedback, and leverages machine learning to automate these processes, making giving and receiving feedback easy to implement and manage.
"Most HR technologies available to the market today don't put feedback in the context of business goals, or it's biased based on the manager-employee relationship or only given by friends," said Kris Duggan, CEO of BetterWorks. "We're deepening our continuous performance management platform to solve for the feedback conundrum. With BetterWorks, organizations can usher in the new HR 2.0 and give employees valuable feedback that actually improves their bottom line."
BetterWorks Feedback provides structure for managers to gather feedback on their employees from the people they work with most often. Key features include:
Conversations/check-ins: Managers receive progress updates from employees and provide them with meaningful, lightweight feedback and coaching.
Peer feedback: Managers automatically receive recommendations of who an employee should receive feedback from based on who they work with most often.
Program Autopilot: Organizations schedule recurring program cycles, drive participation with automated reminders and easily track participation with the usage dashboard.
Reviews: Managers conduct formal performance reviews within BetterWorks.
"It is so important to gather input on our impact in the workplace. It gives individuals the information needed to hone, to strengthen and to build skills. There are things that we know about ourselves that others know, and then there are things that others can see that we may be less aware of about ourselves. Input gives us a window into those areas so we can take action to have the desired impact," said Shari Stier, Vice President of Global Human Resources at Pact. "Even in the most transparent workplace, it is important to ask for input from one another so your organization can perform at its best. We look forward to piloting BetterWorks Feedback to make it easier for managers to give input in response to their employees' top priorities."
BetterWorks Feedback integrates seamlessly with HRIS by sending qualitative information and quantitative data to and from systems of record. Access to this information gives managers context to make decisions around employee compensation, rankings and reviews. Organizations can leverage BetterWorks to facilitate their unique continuous performance management process, no matter what their cadence may be.
"No HR or business operations leader can deny the dire need for feedback in the modern workplace," said Duggan. "The problem isn't identifying the need, it's implementing a feedback process that actually helps employees work better. By expanding our product suite to include feedback, we're changing the future of HR."
For more information or to get started with BetterWorks, visit www.betterworks.com.
About BetterWorksBetterWorks® provides software for continuous performance management. The platform helps organizations like AOL, BMW, Kroger, GoPro, Sony Music and Schneider Electric improve employee performance through seamless goal setting and ongoing feedback. Integrations with Salesforce, JIRA, Gmail, Google Sheets, Slack, Outlook and any HRIS automate progress and employee updates for easy management and enterprise configurations. The BetterWorks board of investors and advisors is comprised of HR and operational luminaries, including John Doerr, Chair of KPCB; Bing Gordon, General Partner & Chief Product Officer at KPCB; and Laszlo Bock, former SVP of People Operations at Google. The company is headquartered in Redwood City, CA, with an office in New York City, and is backed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Emergence Capital and 8VC. To learn more, visit www.betterworks.com.
Provo, UT - February 22, 2017 - VitalSmarts, a TwentyEighty, Inc. company and an innovator in corporate training and leadership development, today announced that the award-winning Crucial Conversations Training course is now available online in a completely on-demand, asynchronous learning experience designed to reach the modern learner.
While Crucial Conversations Online teaches the same award-winning content as the classroom course, it turns traditional online training on its head by harnessing the latest instructional design behind modern learning to deliver a flexible, social and interactive experience that translates into real behavior change.
Flexible – Users can learn when it’s most convenient and at their own speed. All users need is an internet connection and a computer, smart phone or tablet.
Engaging – Users learn through self-paced activities focused on observing and recognizing the skills and then applying those skills to a crucial conversation of their own. They earn badges for completing these activities. Skills are taught in bite-sized modules via a variety of learning tools including videos, quizzes, articles, journaling, discussion forums and video practice sessions.
Social – Users learn in cohorts and interact socially by liking, commenting and sharing feedback with their learning partners. They also observe members of their cohort putting their skills into action when they upload videos for feedback and review.
Crucial Conversations Online is already on its way to leading the industry in online learning solutions. In November 2016, the course was named The Best Soft Skills Solution at DemoFest, part of eLearning Guild’s 2016 DevLearn conference.
“We are excited to deliver the next generation of Crucial Conversations Training,” said Andrew Shimberg, CEO at VitalSmarts. “We’re confident this award-winning online training modality will not only appeal to the modern learner, but offer our client organizations the ability to more easily train an entire workforce in the dialogue skills demonstrated by top performers. To date, more than one million people have graduated from Crucial Conversations. We believe Crucial Conversations Online will help us reach millions more.”
Crucial Conversations Online is ideal for modern learners who have limited travel budgets, who work in remote locations, or who simply want to access training in the location of their choice and in shorter intervals. In addition to flexibility, beta participants indicate that Crucial Conversations Online delivers an effective, engaging, and fast-paced learning experience.
“Crucial Conversations Online is very organized, simple to work through and engaging,” said beta participant Kelli Klecan. “Learning was effortless and I believe retention of each lesson will be just as high, or perhaps even higher, online than in the classroom.”
Crucial Conversations Online has ten hours of total instructional time that can be delivered all at once (completely self-paced) or in a time-released format over four weeks (users have three months of unlimited access). Regardless of delivery preference, the lessons and skills are offered on-demand and allow users to dive into both required and additional learning content at their own speed and ability level—delivering skills in the moment when the user needs them most.
To learn more about Crucial Conversations Online, visit vitalsmarts.com/crucialconversationsonline.
Named a Top 20 Leadership Training Company, VitalSmarts is home to the award-winning Crucial Conversations, Crucial Accountability, and Influencer Training and New York Times bestselling books of the same titles. When used in combination, these courses enable organizations to achieve new levels of performance by changing employee behavior. VitalSmarts has consulted with more than 300 of the Fortune 500 companies and trained more than 1.8 million people worldwide. www.vitalsmarts.com
Chicago, IL - February 13, 2017 - MicroTek is pleased to announce that it has expanded its Virtual Training Room offering to partner facilities in Calgary, Toronto and Vancouver. This expansion will allow MicroTek to bring its hybrid learning service to training clients throughout Canada. Utilizing Virtual Training Room, Canadian customers will be able to provide interactive, collaborative learning to remote participants from anywhere in the world.
“Virtual Training Room is an innovative training delivery service that combines the learning benefits of instructor-led training with the flexibility of a virtual classroom. This hybrid learning model has proven to be very popular with our customers and has been utilized to provide a superior learning experience for thousands of participants,” said MicroTek president, Hugh McCullen. “With recent expansion in the UK and now Canada, we are working to meet the worldwide demand for this product.” Virtual training Room is the cornerstone of MicroTek’s Next Generation Classroom suite of training delivery services. Designed specifically for a training environment, Virtual Training Room utilizes advanced teleconferencing and collaboration tools to deliver an interactive and collaborative learning experience to both onsite and remote learners. Customers are able to effectively train more participants in geographically dispersed locations—decreasing class cancellations, speeding time-to-market and increasing market reach. MicroTek now offers Virtual Training Room at 18 facilities throughout the United States and globally, with further expansion planned in the coming months. To learn how to leverage MicroTek Virtual Training Room for a training program or company meeting, contact MicroTek for a free consultation at 1-800-207-9620 or request a demo here.
Waltham, MA and Seattle, WA - February 22, 2017 - Brainshark, Inc. and Highspot, Inc. today announced the availability of their integrated sales enablement solutions to help organizations improve sales productivity and close more deals. Providing seamless connections between Brainshark’s application for rep onboarding and sales training, and Highspot’s platform for sales content management, customer engagement and analytics, the integration establishes a new standard in sales enablement.
“To drive better sales results, B2B companies today seek to address the many important facets of sales enablement across sales assets, sales talent and sales communications,” said Heather Cole, service director for sales enablement strategies at research and advisory firm SiriusDecisions. “Enablement functions are tasked with a wide variety of challenges to ensure rep productivity – from informing to training to coaching to content management to buyer engagement. Often these requirements are treated in a piecemeal way. Having access to all of these critical components in a streamlined fashion in an integrated platform, ultimately simplifies workflows, saves time and, most importantly, improves sales effectiveness.”
The combined Brainshark and Highspot solution – which unites in-context learning and powerful options for creating, sharing, managing and tracking sales content – helps reps reach their goals faster. It saves salespeople the hassle of managing logins for multiple products – driving increased training participation rates, knowledge retention and better buyer engagement. The integration also enables salespeople to more easily master their message and have more informed buyer conversations with the most effective sales content.
“Sales reps are under constant pressure to stay up-to-date and quickly respond to every opportunity,” said Robert Wahbe, Highspot CEO. “This integrated platform provides organizations with the training, content and engagement tools they need to improve performance and drive revenue. It also gives sales leaders a unified platform for optimizing sales processes and content strategy.”
Greg Flynn, Brainshark CEO, said: “The integration between Brainshark and Highspot simplifies the training experience for our joint customers. We’re making it easier for reps to access training from the same platform they use to have more powerful engagements with buyers. This formal and just-in-time training helps ensure reps are ready to have the types of high-impact conversations that win more deals.”
For a demo video and more information, visit the Brainshark and Highspot blogs.
Brainshark sales readiness software equips businesses with the training, coaching and content creation capabilities to achieve sales mastery and outsell the competition. With Brainshark, companies can: prepare sales teams with on-demand training that accelerates onboarding and keeps reps up-to-speed; validate readiness with sales coaching that ensures reps master your message; and empower sales organizations with rich, dynamic content that can be created quickly and accessed anywhere. Thousands of companies – including more than half of the Fortune 100 – rely on Brainshark to identify and close performance gaps, and get better results from their sales enablement initiatives. Learn more at www.brainshark.com.
Highspot helps sales teams increase conversion rates and generate more revenue faster. From sales content management to pitching and analytics, the Highspot platform delivers enterprise-ready features and platform integration in a modern design that sales reps love. Using Highspot, sales teams are able to stay connected to the best-performing content for each opportunity, customize and optimize their content, and more effectively engage with their customers and prospects. With nearly 90% average monthly recurring usage, Highspot is delivering on the promise of Sales Enablement. www.highspot.com
Hong Kong and San Francisco, CA - February 22, 2017 - UnLearn, a leading Hong Kong-based innovation platform driving early- and growth-stage learning technology and talent development ventures, today announced the launch of The UnLearn Innovator Program. The groundbreaking initiative will promote trans-pacific technology ventures focused on human capital development. UnLearn has partnered with GSVlabs, a global innovation center based in Silicon Valley, to launch the program.
It is the first cross-border accelerator program focused on learning solutions and workforce development technology, connecting the Hong Kong and Asia region with a Silicon Valley partner. It will combine UnLearn’s expertise and network with the GSVlabs platform, which accelerates startups and connects corporations to exponential technologies, business models, and entrepreneurs.
“We are excited to support UnLearn as it drives trans-pacific collaboration and accelerates innovative learning and talent technologies," said Marlon Evans, the CEO of GSVlabs, “UnLearn offers a promising program because of its unique approach. Providing the innovation infrastructure to accelerate forward-thinking programs like this is a core objective of GSVlabs.”
Vince Chan, Founder and CEO of UnLearn, added, “We are thrilled to build a partnership with GSVlabs and connect to the Silicon Valley startup ecosystem in general. Innovations in learning and talent development must be multi-cultural at the core in order to become scalable, useful, and sustainable for all. GSVlabs shares this vision.”
The UnLearn Innovator Program is a 3-month program designed to help early-stage entrepreneurs develop, execute, and scale their businesses. It will include marketing services, geographic expansion opportunities, and network benefits for entrepreneurs on both sides of the Pacific.
Key highlights of the program include:
Access to an extensive network of mentors and investors from Asia and Silicon Valley;
Fundraising opportunities at exclusive investor and Demo Day events in Hong Kong and Silicon Valley;
Connection to essential service providers for marketing, product development, and business services;
Introduction to potential distributors and corporate partners in Asia;
Intensive bootcamp at GSVlabs to get immersed into the Silicon Valley ecosystem and build a lifelong network of fellow learning and talent technology entrepreneurs and mentors.
Additional program details will be announced in the coming weeks. The inaugural cohort will be open to entrepreneurs and innovators around the globe. The program is currently scheduled to launch in mid-2017.
UnLearn is the first cross-border innovation acceleration platform, connecting the Hong Kong and Asia region with a Silicon Valley partner, dedicated to driving globally-focused early- and growth-stage learning technology and workforce development ventures. It is founded by Vince Chan, a Hong Kong native, former credit fund manager at TCW Asset Management, Yale and Chicago Booth MBA alumna, educator, columnist and book writer in China.
GSVlabs is a premium global innovation platform for startups, corporations, and lifelong learners seeking innovation and growth. GSVlabs aims to solve society's largest challenges through coaching, connectivity, and access to capital. A highly curated, immersive experience brings together the brightest minds from all over the Global Silicon Valley. Its Silicon Valley campus houses 170 startups and partners, and connects leaders, luminaries, and change makers across key verticals including EdTech, Big Data, Sustainability, Entertainment and Mobile. GSVlabs also houses three accelerators including ReBoot Career Accelerator for Women, Core Labs Game Accelerator, and GSVlabs' Pioneer Accelerator with Google Launchpad.
Salt Lake City, UT - February 22, 2017 - Big Video today announced a new partnership with Kaltura, the leading video technology provider, that will allow customers to access Big Video’s vast network of professional videographers. The partnership will supplement Kaltura’s existing production resources with on-demand access to additional live streaming and other remote video production services wherever they are needed.
Organizations have utilized the Big Video network to record interviews with leaders and top performers, to capture B-roll video clips, to stream live events, to document best practices, and to deliver live or on-demand instructor-led courses. With the breadth of Big Video’s network, clients can even record/stream video in many different locations at the same time. Multiple local videographers are also available to capture different footage in the same location, such as a conference with many concurrent educational tracks.
“Video is an increasingly crucial component to the success of an organization across communication and marketing, learning and training, knowledge sharing and more,” said Jeff Rubenstein, VP, Global Product Strategy and Business Development at Kaltura. “At Kaltura, we are focused on providing access to the most current video solutions and services through our expansive partner ecosystem and marketplace.”
“Kaltura’s comprehensive video platform offers just about any solution their customers need to produce, host and deliver video content online,” stated Rob Chipman, CEO of Big Video. “Many organizations don’t have internal video production resources to stream live events or record video content on their own. Even if an organization has their own production staff and equipment, originating webcasts or capturing video in remote locations can be cost-prohibitive when travel expenses are added to the budget. We are delighted to provide additional breadth and depth to help customers overcome these production challenges.”
About Big Video
Big Video is a network of proven, professional videographers who are available anytime, anywhere in the U.S. and beyond. Since 2008, the Big Video network has handled thousands of projects for hundreds of enterprise, educational, and commercial clients. Last year alone, the webcast professionals in the Big Video network managed over 13,000 hours of live online events from all 50 states and many international locations. Local videographers are available to originate live streams, capture B-roll footage, and record presentations, interviews or events. With a single point of contact, Big Video clients can order an individual. videographer or a multi-camera crew in one or many locations. For more information, go to www.bigvideonetwork.com or call 801-567-3220.
Silicon Valley, CA and Stuttgart, Germany - February 22, 2017 - Globiana and crossculture academy, both thriving intercultural training and coaching platforms for globally-mobile talent, today announce the two companies are merging. The new entity – continuing under the name of Globiana – becomes one of the largest cloud-based mobile workforce support platforms, creating a global footprint in 140 countries with over 350 trainers and coaches, with offices in San Francisco and Stuttgart.
crossculture academy founders Johannes Klemeyer and Steffen Henkel, now Globiana President and COO respectively, commented, "Our partnership creates a holistic Weltanschauung (German for "worldview") that not only continues to deliver meaningful intercultural communication and training programs, but also adds social adaptation support and career transition coaching services, forming a scalable platform for our combined Fortune 500 clientele."
Elena Mosko, Globiana's Founder and CEO added, "We remain committed to our vision of humanizing global mobility with learning tools and on-demand support that significantly improve the employee's relocation experience. The newly expanded platform and portfolio of services allows us to meet the changing needs of HR and global mobility clients anywhere, while meeting cost control expectations."
About Globiana, Inc.: Founded in 2012, the Silicon Valley, California-based company helps multinational businesses train, coach and guide globally-mobile employees and their families. The unique high-touch cloud platform delivers a premium eLearning environment, expat need-based coaching, and multi-media resources. Elena Mosko sits on the Board of Directors for Bay Area Mobility Management (BAMM) and in 2015 Globiana was shortlisted for the prestigious FEM Best Family Support Program EMMA Award.
About crossculture academy: Since 2011, the Stuttgart, Germany-based online portal for intercultural education and training programs features one of the highest rated body of trainers across the EU, delivering thousands of customized cross-cultural learning programs in over 140 countries worldwide. It features 24/7 online support, eLearning courses, over 500 learning videos and a library of highly specialized content articles. The company is an influencer in the intercultural education, training, and research space and has been shortlisted for the prestigious CODE_n Award.
Redwood Shores, CA and Ottawa, ON - February 23, 2017 - Saba Software Inc., a global leader in cloud-based talent management solutions, and Halogen Software Inc.(TSX:HGN), a leading provider of cloud-based performance management solutions, today announced that Saba, Vector Capital and its affiliates, and Michael Slaunwhite, Halogen’s co-founder, Executive Chairman and largest shareholder, have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Halogen.
The combination of Saba and Halogen, expected to close in the second quarter of 2017, will extend Saba’s position as a leading provider of end-to-end SaaS Talent Management solutions. Combined,Saba and Halogen will serve more than 4,000 customers worldwide, and together, increase value to the customers they serve with the strength, size and scale to deliver rapid innovations in talent management.
The combination of these two market leaders is expected to bring together learning and performance in a way not yet realized in the market.
In combination with Saba’s robust learning, social and engagement capabilities, Halogen’s solutions and expertise in performance management will allow Saba to further accelerate talent innovation. Their combined solutions will enable organizations around the world to transform the employee experience and embrace new workplace dynamics through best-in-market innovations in learning, engagement, and performance. Saba and Halogen together expect to drive enhanced capabilities for their customers with real-time, always-on employee engagement, development, collaboration, coaching, and feedback.
“Saba has a clear vision for the future of talent development and understands the powerful role learning and engagement experiences play in driving individual and business performance,” said Pervez Qureshi, CEO of Saba. “Combining Saba’s unrivaled learning and engagement capabilities with the proven innovation Halogen brings to performance management, we expect to accelerate delivery against this vision and rapidly create new value for our joint customers. This strong foundation for growth and innovation and our combined expertise will enable Saba to meet the ever-changing workplace needs of people and help organizations more effectively adapt, perform and thrive.”
Les Rechan, President and CEO of Halogen commented: “As part of Saba, Halogen’s next generation performance vision is expected to accelerate by pairing our deep expertise in performance with the pioneers in continuous learning, collaboration, and engagement. Both Halogen and Saba’s cultures share an unwavering focus on customer success. Together, we believe we can deliver on the future of people-centric, team-optimized performance, development, and engagement, and deliver it on a global scale, and with the unrivaled customer experience Halogen is known for.”
“We have built Halogen into a market leader in performance management by investing in the talented and innovative team that began here in Ottawa more than 20 years ago,” said Michael Slaunwhite, Executive Chairman of Halogen Software. “I look forward to joining forces with Vector Capital and Saba. Together, we have the opportunity to scale faster and lead the way in performance, learning, and engagement and expand our global impact.”
Saba, a portfolio company of Vector Capital, to acquire Halogen Software, extending leadership position in talent management in key vertical markets globally
Combined company’s increased size and scale expected to open up new market opportunities and deliver rapid innovation, particularly around a complete talent suite focused on learning, engagement, and performance
Expected to accelerate the delivery of people-centric talent innovation to meet changing workplace dynamics and the need for transformational employee experiences
Michael Slaunwhite, Halogen’s co-founder, Executive Chairman and largest shareholder, will become the Chairman of the combined company and will be one of its largest independent shareholders
The transaction will be implemented by way of a statutory plan of arrangement under the Ontario Business Corporations Act and is subject to court approval and the approval of at least two-thirds of the votes cast by holders of Halogen’s shares; and by a simple majority of the votes cast by all Halogen shareholders other than Michael Slaunwhite and parties related to him.
The Halogen Board’s recommendation of the transaction is the result of the Special Committee’s strategic review process that began in the fall of 2016. After significant review of the transaction and alternative proposals, the Special Committee, in consultation with its financial and legal advisors, recommended the transaction to the Board.
In making their respective determinations, the Board and the Special Committee considered, among other factors, a formal valuation from MNP LLP and a fairness opinion from National Bank Financial, to the effect that the cash purchase price of CAD$12.50 per share to be received by the shareholders is fair, from a financial point of view, to the shareholders (other than Michael Slaunwhite).
In connection with the transaction, Michael Slaunwhite (and parties related to him), JMI, and certain other shareholders, directors and officerswho together hold in aggregate approximately 12.5 million of the fully-diluted shares or approximately 54% of the fully-diluted shares of Halogen, have entered into voting support agreements with the Vector Group pursuant to which they have agreed to vote all of their shares in favour of the transaction.
Halogen has agreed not to solicit competing acquisition proposals, subject to customary “fiduciary out” provisions, which entitle the Corporation to consider and accept a superior proposal. The agreement also provides for the payment of a termination fee of $10.25 million, and the payment of a reverse termination fee of $20.5 million, in certain circumstances.
Copies of MNP LLP’s valuation and National Bank Financial’s fairness opinion, and a description of the various factors considered by the Special Committee and the Board of Directors of the Corporation in their determination to approve the transaction, as well as other relevant background information, will be included in the Information Circular to be sent to Halogen’s shareholders in advance of the special meeting to vote on the plan of arrangement. Copies of the Information Circular, the arrangement agreement, the plan of arrangement and certain related documents will be filed with the Canadian securities regulators and will be available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
Saba delivers a cloud-based intelligent talent management and engagement solution used by leading organizations worldwide to hire, develop, engage, and inspire their people. With machine learning at its core, Saba Cloud offers proactive, personalized recommendations on candidates, connections and content to help employees and businesses lead and succeed. It is purpose-built on a highly scalable platform that exceeds industry security and reliability standards. Saba has more than 31 million users and 2,200 customers across 195 countries and 37 languages. For more information, visit http://www.saba.com.
About Halogen Software
Halogen Software (TSX: HGN) offers a cloud-based talent management suite that puts ongoing, next-generation performance management principles at the center of all talent programs, including learning and development, succession planning, recruiting, and compensation. With over 2,100 customers worldwide, the company has been recognized as a market leader by major business analysts and has garnered the highest customer satisfaction ratings in the industry. Halogen's powerful, yet simple-to-use solutions, which also include industry-vertical editions, help organizations win with talent, by aligning their talent and business strategies to deliver exceptional outcomes. For more information, visit: http://www.halogensoftware.com.
About Vector Capital
Vector Capital is a leading global private equity firm specializing in transformational investments in established technology businesses. With $3.3 billion of capital under management, Vector identifies and pursues these investments in both the private and public markets. Vector actively partners with management teams to devise and execute new financial and business strategies that materially improve the competitive standing of these businesses and enhance their value for employees, customers, and shareholders. For more information, visit http://www.vectorcapital.com.
Scottsdale, AZ - February 23, 2017 - GoDaddy Inc. (GDDY), the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures, today announced partnerships with WP Elevation, the world's largest business community for WordPress consultants, and OSTraining.com, the world's #1 online and live training company for open source CMS's. As a result, web developers and designers have access to free, high-quality educational content.
These partnerships reinforce GoDaddy's support for the WordPress community and commitment to help further the growth of WordPress users. The educational content provides resources and help for all skill levels — from beginner web designers working on side projects, to established developers looking to more efficiently run and grow their businesses.
With WP Elevation, web designers receive business training on how to improve client communication, workflow and business practices through monthly webinars, videos and insightful content — all for free. Additionally, in conjunction with OSTraining, GoDaddy sponsored a new WordPress Training video series for beginner web designers consisting of 40 episodes. The series covers a range of topics, including how to navigate the WordPress dashboard and creating a staging site for development and testing.
"One of the biggest challenges for web pros servicing multiple clients is the time and money spent on administrative tasks," said Raghu Murthi, SVP of Hosting at GoDaddy. "These educational resources help web pros work smarter and provide outstanding service and support to their clients."
"We're very proud to be partnering with GoDaddy to help web pros better serve their clients," said Troy Dean, co-founder at WP Elevation. "I've been very impressed with the improvements GoDaddy continue to make to the Pro Program and the whole team at WP Elevation is excited to be bringing some of our best training and education to the GoDaddy community."
The offerings directly complement the GoDaddy Pro Program. GoDaddy Pro Program members have immediate access to the content and additional tools to help manage client accounts. The program includes access to 24/7 expert technical support, WordPress site management tools to assist with ongoing maintenance, including site monitoring and client reports, access to expert level support, rewards programs and more.
"It's so great that GoDaddy has sourced high quality content and is making it available for free," said James Hubbard, Ph.D., owner of JJHubbardBooks.com. "As a 20 year web pro, I restructured my online presence at GoDaddy based on what I learned from WP Elevation. I look forward to more valuable learning opportunities through GoDaddy."
For more information, visit https://www.godaddy.com/garage/pro-resources/
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About GoDaddyGoDaddy powers the world's largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. With more than 14.5 million customers worldwide and more than 63 million domain names under management, GoDaddy is the place people come to name their idea, build a professional website, attract customers and manage their work. Our mission is to give our customers the tools, insights and the people to transform their ideas and personal initiative into success. To learn more about the company, visit www.GoDaddy.com.
Reston, VA - February 23, 2017 - GTL, an innovation leader in correctional technology and payment services solutions for government, today announced that it has acquired Innertainment Delivery Systems (IDS), the leading provider of inmate education systems in the U.S. The acquisition is GTL's most recent investment in tools that provide its customers with solutions for effective inmate rehabilitation and successful reentry, both of which reduce recidivism rates.
IDS was founded by Dr. Turner Nashe, Jr. and Phylanice Nashe, J.D. in 2009. IDS is a one-stop shop that provides standard and customized course work to incarcerated individuals, including life skills, vocational skills, preparation for high school equivalency exams, professional certifications, and diplomas. Additionally, IDS provides continued access to educational programs for inmates released on probation or parole and offers professional workforce development programs for corrections and community corrections staff.
Dr. Nashe stated, "Our goal has always been to make a difference by having a positive effect on recidivism. Participating in the right educational programming can reduce recidivism by as much as 43 percent. Recidivism rates fall because ex-offenders can find work that provides a living wage. We have built professional education tools for professional educators in order to fulfill IDS's vision of providing meaningful education that leads to gainful employment. By joining our correctional education initiatives with GTL, IDS can now expand its services more quickly into correctional facilities and begin a new era of providing every inmate with opportunities to improve their lives."
Last year, GTL unveiled an education management offering for corrections professionals and inmates. GTL's Inspire® tablets provide the most secure educational platforms available, which also aligns with the U.S. Government's Pell Grant initiative for inmates.
"GTL spent years developing a next-generation tablet that can deliver quality education software and meet the security standards of a corrections environment," said Brian Oliver, CEO of GTL. Mr. Oliver added, "We partnered with IDS because we share the focus, passion, experience, and professional tools to effectively combat the national problem of high recidivism. With the acquisition of IDS, we are working with the best in the business at having an impact on reducing recidivism rates across the nation. The possibilities that lie ahead will change the way inmates spend their time serving out their sentences and provide opportunities for real self-improvement. We are looking forward to providing positive change in our industry. When you empower an inmate with education opportunities, the chances of that inmate repeat offending decreases by nearly half."
About GTLGTL leads in the fields of correctional technology and government payment services with visionary solutions and customized products that integrate seamlessly to deliver security, financial value, and ease of operation for its customers. As a trusted industry leader, 1.9 million inmates nationwide use GTL services; including service to 32 state departments of corrections, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, and 73 of the 100 largest city/county facilities, including 39 of the top 50. GTL is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, and maintains several regional offices across the country. To learn more about GTL, please visit www.gtl.net or our social media sites on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
Atlanta, GA - February 24, 2017 - Jigsaw, a leading provider of virtual training and education technology, recently became the first e-learning software to receive a patent for its game-changing, multi-dimensional learning solution. The patent, granted December 20, 2016, was especially noteworthy, as software patents of any kind are difficult to acquire and only infrequently approved by the U.S. Patent Office. Jigsaw’s proprietary technology proved itself unique not only among virtual learning tools, but among all software products.
“Our platform is groundbreaking within the virtual learning market because of its malleability – it’s a thoroughly customizable tool that can be adapted to a broad spectrum of learning styles, speeds, and formats,” said Jigsaw co-founder and CEO Josette Fleszar. “It provides a series of fully integrated tools that allow participants and instructors to interact with each the content and other seamlessly, while providing engagement and performance metrics that let facilitators accurately measure the success of their training protocols.”
The Jigsaw platform facilitates active learning through collaboration, media sharing, and constant engagement analysis. The immersive, multi-functional learning platform delivers a suite of dynamic elements, including:
Flexible participation options, allowing participants to review different materials during the course or training session.
The ability to adapt to multiple learning styles by offering activity based learning where each learner has their own control over the how they review the content and complete the activity.
The ability to utilize multiple media types simultaneously to present information so each learner can actively review the material that fits their learning style
Video lecture capture capability.
Role play record options with instant playback.
Full participant performance and engagement analysis and reporting.
Jigsaw’s patented technology was created and refined during four years of continual research, testing, and adapting in order to meet the training and educational challenges of a diverse population. The unwavering quality assurance and attention to clients’ needs led to Jigsaw being named CIOReview’s Top 50 Education Tech Service Providers for 3 years in a row, as well as recognition by Silicon Review Magazine as being one of 2016 50 Most Admired Companies.
“We take tremendous pride in our product and our ability to help clients achieve their educational and training objectives,” says Fleszar. “We’re thrilled that our platform has been recognized as the revolutionary, immersive learning system we worked so hard to achieve, and we’ll continue working every day to maintain our standard of excellence.”
To learn more about Jigsaw, please visit: http://jigsawme.com/
Chicago, IL - February 7, 2017 - LearnCore, a leading training and coaching software for sales and customer facing teams, doubled down on their mobile strategy by launching a native Android application. Teams can now improve their knowledge and skills on any mobile device with the addition of Android. The app provides users with mobile access to training courses, certifications, video coaching, and downloadable content for offline access.
Developing the Android app was one of LearnCore’s top priorities for 2017 according to LearnCore’s Chief Technology Officer, Paul Ray, “We prioritized the Android app because more companies are shifting to remote workplaces and globally dispersed teams, and there’s a growing need for programs that engage and train employees anywhere.” In fact, Bersin by Deloitte’s, HR Technology Disruptions for 2017, predicts the growing shift to mobile technology will disrupt the industry and provide an opportunity to vendors who embrace mobile.
Similar to LearnCore’s existing iPhone and Salesforce app, the Android app meets the training needs of mobile employees by delivering multiple forms of educational content including video, PowerPoint presentations, PDFs, screenshots and others. Additionally, on-the-go employees can collaborate directly through the app by viewing practice videos and messaging approaches by other users, and provide feedback.
Furthermore, the Android app will deliver more learning and training opportunities to LearnCore’s international clients since the Android operating system secured 88% of global market share in Q3 of 2016 per Strategy Analytics. “The release of our Android app brings the power of LearnCore where it is convenient for our users,” says Vishal Shah, CEO of LearnCore, “given the global presence of our clients and the popularity of Android devices, it was a natural extension of our technology.”
About LearnCore LearnCore is a leading training and coaching platform for sales and customer success teams. Companies use LearnCore to ensure their teams are certified and up to speed as the company, products and messaging continuously change. LearnCore's approach combines knowledge and skills through content, quizzing, and virtual role-playing for practice, coaching and socializing best practices. More at http://www.learncore.com.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - February 16, 2017 - Parcus Group, a leading provider of training and consulting services for the telecom sector announced today that it has signed an agreement with Global Transit Communications from Malaysia (GT) a division of TIME dotCom (KLSE:TIMECOM) to provide training services around telecom product development and product management.
“Winning another contract this time with GT, confirms the benefits of our telecom market specific orientation and our rich global consulting and training experience. Our aim is to, by close collaboration with our customers, improve performance of telecom companies and facilitate creation of market competitive products while increasing staff productivity and skills in the same time” said Igor Glavanic, Managing Director of Parcus Group. “We are pleased to be collaborating with GT Malaysia who are leaders in telecom and managed services, in this important undertaking.”
“GT is rapidly growing and developing its capabilities in a very competitive environment. Parcus Group were able to demonstrate they had the skills to provide not only training but also telecom specific product development framework and practical tools which can be used by our staff and company for years to come. Parcus Group focus and their telecom specific approach and methodology will increase our market understanding and contribute positively to the skills, growth and professional development of our staff and business.” added Saiful Husni Samak, CEO of Global Transit.
About Parcus Group
Founded in 2004, Parcus Group provides training and consulting services for telecommunications and ICT businesses, to improve time-to-market delivery of new products and services, increase staff productivity and enhance competitiveness. Company serves customers globally across 6 continents. Webpage: http://parcusgroup.com/
Columbus, OH - February 28, 2017 - As President and Chief Operating Officer, Sayre’s role is to help leverage Metcalf’s extensive libraries of leadership research, content, publications and experiences to create a scalable business model for its leadership development and organizational transformation businesses. Sayre is also the organizational transformation practice lead for Metcalf.
Sayre’s leadership style, experience and success exemplifies many of the emerging leadership paradigms detailed in Maureen Metcalf’s award-winning Innovative Leadership book series, as well as in Sowcik, Andenoro, McNutt and Murphy’s Leadership 2050 book, both cornerstones of Metcalf’s leadership development practice. His experiences and leadership expertise will be used to supplement Metcalf’s leadership development engagements.
“There is a growing need for C-level leadership development, mentoring and even the gap-filling of leadership skills and/or personnel, from highly experienced C-level leaders providing real-world leadership insights and expert advice. Mike is that person and the right person to lead our company’s go-to-market strategies and execution, working closely with our clients to develop the capabilities and capacities to help them improve and grow their businesses,” said Maureen Metcalf, Founder & CEO of Metcalf & Associates. “I have great confidence in his tremendous business acumen and wide range of experience, and I’m certain that he will be a valuable asset to this company.”
Sayre recently published an eight part blog series focusing on his leadership role as a newly minted CEO. The series, called At “C” level, is a dynamic outlook of the qualities, responsibilities and core values that leaders need to succeed in facing a wide-range of complex business challenges. It is a fantastic preview of what new leaders, longtime leaders and aspiring leaders can expect in terms of the breadth of experience Sayre brings to the Metcalf organizational transformation practice.
Sayre has a proven track record of leading major transformations in early start-ups to $2B publicly-held companies, in cybersecurity and educational software, ecommerce payments and electronics manufacturing services, as well as more traditional manufacturing companies.
About Metcalf & Associates Metcalf & Associates, Inc, is a leadership development and management consulting firm that uses an integrative approach to help leaders and their organizations innovate how they lead and how they operate, helping them thrive in a rapidly changing environment. CEO Maureen Metcalf is an acclaimed thought leader who has developed, tested and implemented emerging models that dramatically improve leaders and contribute to organizational success. Visit http://www.innovativeleadershipfieldbook.com to find out more about Metcalf & Associates and all the workbooks in the series.
London, U.K. - February 1, 2017 - Today (Wednesday 1st Feb, 2017) leading award-winning eLearning company Willow DNA announced a partnership with Snap Synapse. The agreement between the two companies pairs Willow DNA’s bespoke content development services and learning platforms with Snap Synapse’s learning consultancy and strategic services. This further expands WillowDNA’s reach into the US market.
Based in the USA and with a core client base in the Silicon Valley, Snap Synapse has become one of the most respected providers of learning strategy, instructional design, eLearning video and production services. Clients like Google, Deloitte, Robert Half, AAA, and CapitalOne turn to Snap Synapse when they need more effective, efficient, and engaging ways to deliver learning.
Co-founder and Head of Learning Solutions of WillowDNA, Lisa Minogue-White commented: “The team at Snap Synapse are delivering the most creative and transformative work for learning and development at a time when deep insight and fresh thinking are much needed. They are the ideal partner for WillowDNA and we are excited to be working together to deliver great learning solutions”
CEO of Snap Synapse, Sam Rogers commented: “We’re delighted to add WillowDNA’s content development services, Pathway Cloud LMS and Pathway360 products to our learning solutions as this allows us to provide even better services to more clients more often.”
About WillowDNA Supplier of the Year Silver winner at the 2016 Learning Technologies Awards, WillowDNA are the complete online learning and knowledge company, delivering business improvement through technology-enabled learning. We go beyond traditional approaches to e-learning, creating flexible, tailored learning experiences on any scale. We provide an acclaimed hosted learning platform and all the consultation, content, support and training needed to ensure that your learners really learn.
London, U.K. - March 1, 2017 - Cornerstone OnDemand (NASDAQ: CSOD), a global leader in cloud-based learning and human capital management software, today announced the company plans to open two new data centres in Europe in early 2018. The new data centres, located in France and Germany, will meet stringent European Union regulations and give Cornerstone clients more geographical options for where their talent data is stored.
Cornerstone has one of the world’s largest networks of shared talent data, representing more than 17 years of workforce management activity across nearly 30 million global users and more than 2,900 organizations worldwide. Currently, Cornerstone’s four data centres are located in the U.S. and the U.K. and house more than a petabyte of talent data.
Each data centre hosts a highly secured, state-of-the-art multi-tenant architecture meeting excellent uptime standards. The data centre infrastructure is based on the latest technology and is developed and maintained by a dedicated, world-class IT security, privacy and compliance team.
To lead its global privacy efforts, Cornerstone recently promoted José Alberto Rodríguez Ruiz to data protection officer. Based in the company’s Paris office, Rodríguez has been with Cornerstone since 2009 and is now responsible for protecting the privacy of the data of Cornerstone's clients worldwide, ensuring Cornerstone data centres meet global and geographical requirements and helping clients with their privacy obligations.
Comments on the News “Expanding our data centre footprint to multiple European locations gives our clients more choice, as well as the option to have their data housed closer to home. This is a testament to our continued success, investment and commitment in Continental Europe” said Vincent Belliveau, executive vice president and general manager of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Cornerstone OnDemand. “Our clients know that we always make the confidentiality, integrity and availability of our clients’ data a core priority.”
“We take a rigorous approach to data security and scalability, and we ensure proper data segmentation between clients and for each client,” added José Alberto Rodriguez Ruiz, data protection officer for Cornerstone OnDemand. “The sheer volume of client data we handle and house, which will only grow, means we continually develop and invest in our approach to ensure data security, sovereignty and privacy.”
About Cornerstone OnDemandCornerstone OnDemand (NASDAQ: CSOD) is a global leader in cloud-based learning and human capital management software. The company is pioneering solutions to help organisations realise the potential of the modern workforce. From recruitment, onboarding, training and collaboration, to performance management, compensation, succession planning, people administration and analytics, Cornerstone is designed to enable a lifetime of learning and development that is fundamental to the growth of employees and organisations.
Based in Santa Monica, California, the company’s solutions are used by more than 2,900 clients worldwide, spanning nearly 30 million users across 191 countries and 42 languages. To learn more about Cornerstone, visit us on Twitter, Facebook and our blog.
Raleigh, NC - March 2, 2017 - Training Industry has announced its Top 20 Sales Training Companies List, as part of its mission to continually monitor the training marketplace for the best providers of training services and technologies.
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Selection to this year's Top 20 Sales Training Companies List was based on the following criteria:
Industry recognition and impact on the sales training industry
Innovation in the sales training market
Company size and growth potential
Breadth of service offering
Strength of clients served
“The companies that earned their place on the 2017 Top 20 Sales Training Companies List have each demonstrated significant innovation in 2017, with a specific focus on improving the learner experience,” said Ken Taylor, president, Training Industry, Inc. “These companies are responding to evolving expectations when it comes to modality, mobility and better use of learning technologies to enhance the sales training experience.”
“The sales training sector has shown a significant focus on coaching and sustaining the impact of companies’ investment in sales training,” said Doug Harward, CEO, Training Industry, Inc. “We continue to find emerging practices coming to market first through the sales training sector.”
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