Category: Enterprise Learning

Enterprise Learning covers all aspects of employee development, training, leadership development, and the operations, governance, technologies, and tools of corporate training. This is a $240 billion industry filled with complex and powerful solutions to help people learn and progress at work.

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In A Bold And Aggressive Move, LinkedIn Unleashes Its LXP And More

Most people think of LinkedIn as a company that offers job search, recruiting, professional networking, and marketing tools for business. Well, based on today’s announcement, the company is now much more. LinkedIn is seriously in the HR technology business and well beyond ‘just recruiting’, unleashing its Learning Experience Platform (Learning Hub), skills taxonomy, and ... Read more»

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Learning Tech Pioneer Degreed Gets New CEO, Now Valued At $1.4 Billion

Degreed, the pioneering learning tech company that leads the Learning Experience Platform market, just received $153 Million in additional funding and is now valued at $1.4 Billion. With a compound growth rate of over 70%, more than 350 customers, and 7 million users, this is a reasonable valuation and shows how big this market ... Read more»

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Understanding The Exciting, New, Disrupted Labor Market

The Labor Market is changing fast. New jobs are being created at a record rate, remote work has now become standard fare, and the demand for service jobs is explosive. According to EMSI, there are 24% more jobs in the US than there were a year ago.

What are all these jobs? They’re in healthcare, ... Read more»

Not To Be Outdone, ServiceNow Ups The Ante in Employee Experience

Over the last few weeks, everyone has been excited about Microsoft Viva. Microsoft’s intense focus on the need to simplify and improve employee’s work lives has been wildly exciting and both buyers and vendors have been lining up.

But Microsoft isn’t the only vendor interested in this and Microsoft can’t do everything. So ServiceNow, ... Read more»

Instructure Sells Bridge (LMS) For $50M to Learning Technologies Group

I don’t often write about M&A transactions unless they’re strategic but this one points out an important topic. In the complex, competitive market for HR and learning solutions (it is the reddest of “red oceans” out there), companies have to focus on sales, marketing, and positioning to succeed.

Here’s the back story. Instructure... Read more»

What’s Going On At BetterUp? Now Valued At $1.7 Billion.

BetterUp, a company known for its coaching network and AI assessment and development tools, just raised an additional $125 Million and is now valued at $1.73 Billion. This makes the company roughly two-thirds the valuation of CornerstoneOnDemand, a business with nearly a billion dollars in recurring revenue.

What’s up here?

Well BetterUp is a ... Read more»

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Workday Throws Down The Gauntlet On Employee Engagement: Acquisition of Peakon

The market for employee surveys, feedback, and engagement tools is massive and it just got bigger. Workday announced plans to acquire Peakon, an enterprise-grade employee survey and feedback company, and integrate it deeply into the platform. (Deal was around $700M.)

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Let me give you some perspective.

The market for employee listening platforms is ... Read more»

A New Model For Corporate Training: The Adaptive Learning Organization

Among all that’s happened this year, one of the most important parts of business has been learning. More than 40% of Americans have changed jobs; reskillling and upskilling continues to be critical; and there’s even evidence that there are labor shortages in certain critical roles again. How have companies dealt with all this? Through a ... Read more»

Skillsoft Reinvented: In A Bold And Exciting Way

Skillsoft is one of the most fascinating companies in the marketplace. As the pioneering company in online learning (founded in 1998, originally focused on soft skills), the founders aggressively defined the market for web-based corporate training and rapidly dominated the landscape. During my years as an analyst I watched the company go from ... Read more»

Degreed Enters The Talent Marketplace War

One of the more disruptive HR Tech vendors is Degreed. I met with the founders early on (David Blake and later Chris McCarthy) and they had a vision: reinvent the way people develop their careers (not exactly a new idea). Initially the company intended to build a B2C network of professionals learning from each other, ... Read more»

For Techies, Remote Work Is Great. And Benefits Even Better Than We Thought.

Yesterday I read a fascinating study by Dice, one of the leading tech recruitment firms. Amazingly, despite all the talk about Zoom Fatigue and all the challenges with children, dogs, and family distractions at home, people LOVE remote work.

Look at the data. First, almost 2/3 of tech workers would prefer to work at ... Read more»

Talent Marketplace Platforms Explode Into View

Over the last five years companies have been working to improve internal talent mobility. Not only does it save money on recruiting, it enables companies to find internal expertise which is often hidden in the organization. And it creates a strong sense of engagement and belonging in the workforce.

Why is this such a big ... Read more»