HiBob | February 03, 2022
Modern HR platform and people management disruptor HiBob today announces a partnership with collaborative learning SaaS leader 360Learning to help companies gain a competitive edge in recruiting, upskilling their workforces, and creating a thriving company culture for learning and development. Through the integration, HiBob and 360Learning clients can implement a high-impact workflow enhancement tool derived from a direct connection between the two cutting-edge platforms, helping HR and L&D leaders and high-growth companies to better onboard, retain, train, and empower employees.
The partnership brings an employee's HR and learning and development journeys closer together, enabling customers of both HiBob and 360Learning to more effectively track and manage employee L&D progress in relation to performance, compensation, and benefits. The closer alignment of L&D and HR insights eliminates administrative headaches, empowering people managers to allocate more time towards driving company culture, facilitating onboarding, and managing higher volumes of new hires, departures, promotions, and reorganizations. With the current labor shortage and Great Resignation, this partnership enables HR and company leaders to allocate more time towards driving an overall positive employee experience bolstered by employee betterment and advancement.
"With the current skills gap, talent wars, and broadening of remote and hybrid work, companies are recognizing the importance of maintaining employee engagement by supporting an employee's professional development, A HiBob study saw that 87% of millennials rated 'career development and personal growth' as a key criteria for them in a job, with 'opportunities to learn and grow' as a main factor for retention so, in the battle for talent, companies will lose out if these perks aren't offered. This turnkey integration helps HR and managers further facilitate, recognize, and reward learning progression regardless of if an employee is in office, remote, or hybrid."
-Ronni Zehavi, CEO of HiBob.
The partnership allows the automatic sharing of employee user data from Bob to 360Learning, connecting HR insights more closely to the employee's learning and development journey within the 360Learning platform. People leaders can track, report, and measure the impact of collaborative learning by seeing who is creating courses for other colleagues, who is participating, who is learning and cultivating new skills, and at what levels or pace. Bringing learning and development insights closer to the employees record (performance reviews, compensation, etc.) provides managers and leaders a more insightful outlook on their people. Additionally, it allows business leaders and managers access to where an employee may be struggling or need improvement, or alternatively, where they are progressing or excelling.
"Learning is one of the most defining aspects of the employee journey. How effectively an employee onboards and transitions into new roles affects their growth and performance, At a time when companies are struggling to attract and upskill employees, L&D teams need to be strategic and focus on facilitating collaborative learning, not reconciling systems. Our partnership with HiBob does exactly that, empowering HR and L&D leaders to focus on people and learning."
-360Learning CEO Nick Hernandez.
Both pioneers in their respective industries, HiBob and 360Learning share commitments to putting people first and empowering employees. The integration is a step forward for two powerhouse companies that are on the rise and well-positioned to continue helping companies educate, maintain, and attract high-performing talent in culture-first workplaces.
HiBob was founded to modernize HR tech. HiBob's intuitive and data-driven platform, bob, was built for the way people work today: globally, remotely, and collaboratively. Since its launch in late 2015, HiBob has achieved consecutive triple-digit year-over-year revenue growth, and become the HRIS of choice for more than 1,000 modern, midsize and multinational companies who understand that a powerful, agile HR tech suite is mission critical and a key driver of organizational success. Fast-growing companies across the globe such as Monzo, Happy Socks, Gong, Fiverr, and VaynerMedia rely upon bob to help HR and managers connect, engage, develop and retain top talent.
360Learning empowers Learning and Development teams to drive culture and growth through Collaborative Learning. Our learning platform combines collaborative tools with the power of an LMS, enabling high-growth companies to unlock learning based on collective expertise instead of top-down knowledge. 360Learning is the easiest way to onboard new employees, train customer-facing teams, and develop professional skills–all from one place.
SkillStorm | April 21, 2022
SkillStorm, a leader in technology talent development, announced today that it has become an Appian Education Partner. SkillStorm deploys specialized teams of custom-trained U.S. tech talent to its commercial and federal services clients. As an authorized Appian Education Partner, SkillStorm will help its clients accelerate their digital transformation initiatives by providing an exclusive pipeline of custom-trained and certified Appian Developers at scale through its Hire, Train, Deploy ("HTD") and upskilling programs.
The Appian Low-Code Platform is the unified platform for change. Appian combines process mining, workflow, and automation to accelerate business by allowing customers to discover, design, and automate their most crucial processes. Appian accelerates development up to 10x compared to traditional coding. By providing a single interface that unifies data, process, people and the digital workforce, Appian helps organizations improve digital innovation and optimize business outcomes.
"SkillStorm's broad focus on students, career-changers, military veterans, and other communities matches our commitment to democratizing access to the opportunities inherent in a low-code career, Our partnership has grown over the past two years, and we look forward to scaling it to even greater heights in the future."
-Marc Wilson, Chief Partner Officer at Appian
"Appian has been a great partner, as we've collaborated together over the last two years, skilling up strong resources to become Appian developers. I am very excited to officially announce our partnership, and excited for the road ahead providing Appian careers for individuals and supplying the Appian Partner community with superb Appian developers, Low-code is transforming the way we develop software, by moving some of the most time consuming development tasks into simpler configurable or graphical interfaces items, empowering developers to create more and more rapidly. As an Appian Education Partner, we will continue to support the initiative of lowering TCOs of products via low-code, model-driven, process-centric, and case-centric software development."
-Neil Hassanwalia, Chief Revenue Officer at SkillStorm.
SkillStorm is helping to close the tech skills gap by investing in creating a workforce that is custom trained to meet the dynamic needs of its clients across the U.S. SkillStorm's workforce and talent development platform provides college graduates, transitioning service members, and military veterans with specialized training tailored to the specific needs of SkillStorm's clients, preparing these newly-certified professionals to easily integrate with experienced teams and have an immediate impact.
Founded in 2002, SkillStorm was built on the mission of accelerating careers in high-demand technologies. We create Stormers, the world's most elite developers. We hire, train, and deploy Stormers from all backgrounds and experience levels in today's in-demand technologies, including AWS, Appian, Salesforce, PEGA, and ServiceNow. We are committed to hiring and training college graduates and veterans for high-growth technology careers with our Fortune 100 clients. Through these dedicated efforts, we provide our clients with an exclusive pipeline of high-quality, U.S.-based tech talent that is custom trained with the skills required to support our clients' critical technology initiatives. As a flexible technology workforce partner, we provide fully formed tech teams at every level of experience, skill sets, and clearance. Stormers are deployed either at our clients' sites or at our U.S.-based delivery centers.
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
WeSpire | May 26, 2022
WeSpire, a frontrunner in employee experience solutions for ESG programs, unveiled its newest employee research group (ERG) management tool. The new solution is an exhaustive offering that deliver a 360-degree view of the workforce to organizations. It enables them to bolster their organizational diversity, equity, and inclusivity quotients.
“With a truly global workforce where over 95% of employees have the option to work remotely, we’ve invested in modernized technology to drive meaningful connections between our employees, effectively rolling out WeSpire’s tools has enabled us to tie the growth of our ERGs - which now serve thousands of Akamai employees - to broader company inclusion, diversity, and employee engagement goals.”
-Khalil Smith, Vice President, Inclusion, Diversity, and Engagement at Akamai Technologies
The WeSpire platform’s ERG management tool will enable organizations to:
Boost internal communications and respond to employee ideas, feedback, and needs
Equip ERG leaders to share resources with teams, promote targeted activities and access a suite of ready-to-launch events and initiatives
Discover insights into vital human resource issues and collect HR data for future decision-making
“To attract and retain the high level of talent required to fuel our growth strategy, we needed to accelerate our digital transformation and ensure we’re delivering what today’s employees expect in the workplace, especially from a large company. The power of WeSpire’s software has enabled us to evolve and modernize our CSR strategy by empowering ERG champions to easily run programs and events that improve company culture and employee retention.”
Global healthcare provider, Sanofi, generated impressive value with the engagement tools through its freshly launched ERG initiatives.
-Paula Bulcao, Director, Global Public Affairs, at Eastman, a global specialty chemical company.
“Cultivating an inclusive culture is no longer a nice to have for companies – it’s a requirement, We’re providing companies with the digital tools and resources to reduce the administrative load of managing their groups and communities while meeting employee passions. When ERGs are designed, implemented, and measured effectively and aligned with a company’s mission and values, they can be transformative in driving belonging and enhancing the strategic benefits of diversity in the workplace.”
-Susan Hunt Stevens, Founder & CEO, WeSpire.
iCIMS | April 29, 2022
iCIMS, the talent cloud company, has been named a Strategic Leader in the 2022 Fosway 9-Grid for Talent Acquisition. Fosway recognized iCIMS for providing a rich suite of capabilities across a broad scope of features and having the sophistication to meet the needs of complex, enterprise-scale customers such as Air France and Deutsche Bank.
At the close of 2021, there was a 97-point gap between job openings and job applications, the widest seen in the previous two years. iCIMS data shows that job openings are up 86%, hires are up 45% and job applications are down 11% from pre-pandemic levels (Q4 2021 v. Q1 2020). Business leaders and HR professionals have been forced to rethink how they attract, engage, hire and advance talent and they are looking for the right technology partners to help them reach their goals.
iCIMS' leading positioning in the analysis recognizes the company as a premier global talent platform.
The Fosway 9-Grid™, EMEA's only market analysis model for talent, is driven by this demand for analysis and is designed for global companies. This independent research rates providers on five dimensions: performance, potential, market presence, total cost of ownership and future trajectory across the market.
iCIMS' leading positioning in the analysis recognizes the company as a premier global talent platform, citing iCIMS' strong market performance and customer advocacy in Europe. iCIMS continues to innovate to support the complex hiring needs of enterprise companies, most recently through:
Acquisition of Candidate.ID to bring marketing automation to talent acquisition: iCIMS recently acquired the Scotland-based company to empower recruiting teams to hyper-target best fit, most engaged candidates with unique lead scoring and automated marketing campaigns. Candidate.ID was also recognized by Fosway Group for its strong suite of solutions and customer advocacy.
Launch of the Opportunity Marketplace: Earlier this year iCIMS announced general availability of its internal mobility solution to help talent teams reengage, retain and advance employees.
Applied intelligence: iCIMS is leading the market with state-of-the-art technologies, including its patented Ensemble AI, to make it easier for candidates to find relevant roles, get hired and develop their career path. Its AI-powered job matching and conversational AI capabilities intelligently connect people with the right jobs, using the ensemble stacking method to improve accuracy and reduce bias.
Focus on innovative, hyper-personalized experience: Talent teams can now convert more talent with dynamic video content that can be shared across various channels throughout the talent journey to tell the right stories at the right time.
"Hiring difficulties are a global phenomenon and we are faced with new disruptions every day. The labor and skills shortages aren't going away anytime soon, Having the right people is critical to success and businesses need access to innovative technology to keep up with these changes. We're proud to see iCIMS named as a Strategic Leader in the 2022 Fosway 9-Grid for Talent Acquisition. This recognition is testament to our commitment to our EMEA customers to provide the strongest portfolio of solutions to meet their needs as they navigate a challenging labor market."
-Steve Lucas, chief executive officer at iCIMS.
About iCIMS, Inc.
iCIMS is the talent cloud company that empowers organizations to attract, engage, hire and advance the right talent that builds a diverse, winning workforce. iCIMS accelerates transformation for a community of more than 4,000 customers, including 40% of the Fortune 100.