Competitive Advantage

Insights from eCom Scotland into Making Flexible Working Work

Linda SteedmanDunfermline (SCL), These days - thanks, in part at least, to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic - people in all sectors of the economy are learning to cope with such concepts as remote work, home office, teleworking, hybrid, and flexible work arrangements. Consequently, organisations now need to develop strategies and systems to support this workforce, including providing appropriate technology and redesigning work processes.

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Expansion

Responding to Global Demand, Pink University Goes International

Munich / Hamburg (GER), July 2021 - The German eLearning provider Pink University has taken advantage of accelerated market growth by launching its offerings in the Netherlands, the UK, and Asia Pacific. Contributing to this effort, the Pawlik Group is excited to announce a significant expansion of its studio capacities, technology, and people.

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Talent Industry

LTG to Acquire GP Strategies

London (UK), July 2021 - Learning Technologies Group plc (LTG), a leader in the high-growth workplace learning and talent industry, has entered into an agreement to acquire GP Strategies for $394 million.

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Extensive Experience

Isha Sood Joins Upside Learning as AVP - Marketing

Isha SoodPune (IN), July 2021 - Upside Learning, a leading service provider of end-to-end digital learning solutions for Fortune-1000 companies across the globe, has appointed Isha Sood as AVP - Marketing. Isha will be leading the marketing function.

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With Circle2Success

Nimble Elearning Releases "Returning to the Office" Course

Returning to the officeGloucestershire (UK), July 2021 - With planned easing of COVID-19 restrictions in England just around the corner, Nimble Elearning have put together a course to help get employees back to the office safely and with confidence - whether via a hybrid model or as part of the process of bringing a full workforce back to their desks.

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Transformed Website

Sponge, DVSA, and TSO Reinvent Driver Theory Training

Plymouth (UK), July 2021 - Sponge, a leading digital learning provider, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), and DVSA's official publishing partner, The Stationery Office (TSO), have launched a new and improved theory training solution for learner drivers, riders, and instructors.

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Partner Ecosystem

Celebrating 100 Solutions from SAP.iO Startups

Walldorf (GER), July 2021 - SAP SE has announced that 100 startup solutions accelerated by SAP.iO are now available on SAP Store, the digital marketplace for SAP and partner offerings. The solutions integrate with or extend SAP core products to address customers' industry-specific challenges.

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Completion

Skillsoft Now on New York Stock Exchange

Bosten, MA (USA), July 2021 - Skillsoft Corp., a global leader in corporate digital learning, has announced that its common stock will commence trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "SKIL". This follows the completion of Software Luxembourg Holding S.A.'s merger with Churchill Capital Corp II and combination with Global Knowledge Training LLC ("Global Knowledge") in June 2021, with the combined company now operating as Skillsoft.

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eCom Scotland

Gas Industry Should Embrace Innovative Learning Technologies

Helen Robertson Dunfermline (SCT), July 2021 - The gas industry's professional engineering institution, the Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers (IGEM), held its inaugural safety conference on 09 June. Supported by the Gas Industry Safety Group (GISG), the conference was held online. Conference delegate Helen Robertson of the digital learning and assessment specialist eCom Scotland commented, "Safety being a vital pillar of the gas industry."

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ResearchAndMarkets.com

$17 Billion Game Based Learning Market

Dublin (IRL), July 2021 - The "Game-Based Learning Market - Forecasts from 2021 to 2026" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The global game based learning market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 20.07% over the forecast period, to reach a market size of US$17.079 billion in 2026, from US$4.747 billion in 2019.

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Oracle Dynamic Skills

Oracle Helps Organizations Build a More Agile Workforce

Austin, TX (USA), July 2021 - Oracle has announced a new solution to help organizations better understand, manage, and grow the skills of their workforce. Oracle Dynamic Skills, part of Oracle Fusion Cloud Human Capital Management (HCM), gives HR and business leaders the insights needed to ensure they have the right talent, both now and in the future by providing a comprehensive view of the skills within their workforce.

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Takeover at Top

New Kallidus CEO to Lead Next Phase of Growth

Stephen ReadCirencester (UK), July 2021 - Kallidus, an industry leading provider of HCM software and digital learning, has announced that founder Rob Caul will be stepping down as CEO. Having led the impressive growth of Kallidus over two decades, Rob will continue to support the business and its international expansion as a Non-Executive Director. Stephen Read will take over the role of CEO from August, joining the company from Darwin (formerly Thomsons Online Benefits), a leading global provider of employee benefits technology.

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Learning Platform Vendor

5App Sets the Stage for Scaling with Key Hires

London (UK), July 2021 - 5App, a learning and communications platform vendor, recently made further moves to strengthen its team for growth by hiring additional product design and business development expertise. Product and UX design expert Jim Banks is now 5App's Head of Design, and learning industry sales specialist Bekah Ashworth has joined as Business Development Manager.

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