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.

Cornerstone Makes A Play To Dominate The Skills Platform Market

This week was the week of Cornerstone’s global user conference, entitled Limitless: Unlocking the Potential of your Workforce. And for the first time, users get to see what the new Cornerstone is all about.

Let me first say that I’ve been working with Cornerstone from the beginning, when the company was a scrappy LMS ... Read more»

Career Pathways: An Innovation That Could Transform The Economy

We just released new research on Career Pathways, a bold corporate innovation that creates non-linear career paths for workers with any education. This approach, which has been pioneered by companies like Walmart, Amazon, Mercy BonSecours, and others, has the potential to transform jobs, companies, and the economy. (More details here.)

But first, ... Read more»

Productivity Paranoia: The Design Challenge Ahead.

Last week Microsoft’s Work Trend Index discovered a profound problem at work: while 87% of employees believe they are highly productive, only 12% of CEOs agree.

This is a staggering finding. While employee work harder than ever, CEOs simply do not believe it.

Microsoft believes this is a symptom of hybrid work, but I ... Read more»

A New Strategy For Corporate Learning: Growth In The Flow Of Work

The corporate training industry is over $320 billion in size and growing in importance every day. Companies are struggling with employee retention, transformation, and challenges with hybrid work while technologies and industries change faster than ever. How can CEOs and CHROs keep up? The answer is very clear: build an enterprise capability in learning, capability ... Read more»

Degreed Returns To Its Roots: Acquires LearnIn, Founder Returns As CEO

If anyone ever tells you it’s easy to build a startup software company, don’t listen to them. That’s the story of Degreed, one of the darlings of the corporate learning industry, now going through a rebirth as the market continues to change.

Let me tell you the story.

About a decade ago, three companies (Degreed, ... Read more»

New Research: Cloud-Based HCM Can Redefine Employee Experience

We just completed two years of research on cloud-based HCM (human capital management) systems and the results are striking. Among the 35+ implementations we studied, the findings are now clear: these systems do much more than clean up IT systems: they transform the employee experience.

Just to be clear, the cloud as a computing ... Read more»

Cornerstone Acquires SumTotal For $200 Million

Today was a pretty iconic announcement:  after decades of investment, Skillsoft decided to give up on the LMS market and sell SumTotal Systems to Cornerstone for $200 Million.

While I don’t have any details on the deal yet, this pretty much ends the innovative phase of the Learning Management Systems market, clearly marking a ... Read more»

ServiceNow Acquires Hitch: Entering The Skills And HCM Market

Today was some big news. ServiceNow, the leader in enterprise workflow and employee experience platforms, announced the acquisition of Hitch, a small player in the massive market for skills technology and talent marketplace solutions. This puts ServiceNow in direct competition with Workday, Oracle, SAP, and a flurry of others, and opens up the big ... Read more»

How The Creator Market Is Totally Disrupting Corporate Training

The Creator Market has been unleashed, eating everything in its path. TikTok’s revenue jumped to $34 Billion last year and this year (2022) it could be more than twice this number. And TikTok, as a company, doesn’t build any content at all.

This new industry, the Creator Market, is responsible for the fastest-growing companies in ... Read more»

Torch: A Fast-Growing New Player In Coaching And Development

The corporate coaching market is on fire. Today more than $360 Billion is spent on all forms of corporate training (average company spends around $1,400 per employee per year) and you can add an additional $300-500 per year on coaching.  The result is a massive market, one that might be over $450 Billion or ... Read more»

Virtual Reality Has Now Gone Mainstream For Corporate Training

This week STRIVR Labs, a company I’ve been following for many years, received $35M of funding from Workday, Accenture, Bank of America, and others. While the total amount is not enormous, the message is now clear. The Virtual Reality wave (aka Metaverse) is real and investors don’t want to be left out.

Let me explain ... Read more»

Cornerstone Acquires EdCast: Corporate Learning Market Disrupted

Today Cornerstone made a big announcement: the acquisition of EdCast, one of the leaders and pioneers in Learning Experience Platforms.

While this may not be a huge deal financially, it will have a huge impact on the corporate learning market, setting off reverberations for years to come.

Background On The Space

Cornerstone is a ... Read more»

Introducing The Global Workforce Intelligence Project

Today we’re introducing one of the most exciting projects I’ve worked on in my career: the Global Workforce Intelligence (GWI) Project. This is a massive initiative we started over the last year to understand the new jobs roles, skills, and career pathways in every major industry around the world.

It’s a big project, and ... Read more»

Irresistible. The Global Conference for HR Leaders and Their Teams

After two years of the pandemic, it’s time to come together again. In a spirit of celebration and joy, I want to announce our new conference Irresistible, The Global Conference for HR Leaders and Their Teams. And you are going to want to come!

When?  May 23-25, Los Angeles California. (press release ... Read more»

Demystifying The Learning Technology Market

One of the most exciting parts of business is corporate learning. This is a $360 billion market and it defines success or underperformance for virtually every company. Every time you hire someone, launch a new product, or change the way your company works there’s a massive training need to fill. And with SkillsTech and a ... Read more»