Market Development

Paragon Partners Becomes New Shareholder of the WEKA Group

Kissing (GER), July 2020 - Paragon Partners, one of the leading independent private equity firms in Europe, has acquired all shares of the WEKA Group, a leading provider of specialist information, software, further education, and services for the DACH region and France.

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New Normal

Learning Pool Release Future of Work Library

Derry (UK), July 2020 - To follow the initial launch of Learning Pool's Coronavirus Course Essentials library aimed at addressing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic back in April, the full-service eLearning solutions provider has now released a "Future of Work" library, with updated coronavirus modules to help organizations and its colleagues adjust to the "new normal" of working.

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Business and Content

THRIVE's Partner Network Is Expanding Rapidly

Nottingham (UK), July 2020 – THRIVE, creators of an engaging microlearning catalogue and next-gen learning experience platform, recently announced their partner network is quickly expanding, with new content resellers joining each month. The new partners include Cornerstone, Viventis Asia, Eloomi, Digits, Virtual College, and Training Sensei.

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In the UK and ME

Virtual College and VR Education Sign Memorandum of Understanding

Ilkley (UK), July 2020 - VR Education (AIM: VRE; Euronext Growth: 6VR), a leading virtual reality (VR) technology company focused on the education and enterprise training space, is pleased to announce that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Virtual College Limited, an industry leading digital learning solutions provider, to provide and deliver technology enhanced learning solutions in the UK and Middle East.

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CIM and Hays

Half of Marketers Have Suffered 100 Days

Berkshire (UK), July 2020 - The Chartered Institute of Marketing and Hays call on employers to provide support to colleagues suffering as a result of lockdown isolation. The number of marketers rating their wellbeing as positive has tumbled by half since lockdown restrictions were enforced in March.

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Refresh

Kallidus Announces New UI and UX Enhancements

Cirencester (UK), July 2020 - Kallidus, a major learning management and talent management provider, has announced several key enhancements to the user interface (UI) and user experience (UX) of Kallidus Learn to make it even easier for customers to create, deploy, and track all of the learning taking place in their organisation.

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Upskilling

Immerse Partners with BP to Create Global VR Training Program

London (UK), July 2020 - Enterprise virtual reality (VR) software company Immerse has announced a partnership with multinational energy business BP. bp will integrate their own VR content into the Immerse Virtual Enterprise Platform (VEP). The training will be deployed internationally, and the platform will generate detailed data and reports on learner progress.

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Key Professional-Skills

Genpact Opens Internal Learning Program

New York, NY (USA), June 2020 - Genpact, a global professional services firm focused on delivering digital transformation, has announced Adapt and Rise, a role-based online learning platform that leverages Genpact's expertise honed from delivering real-world change for hundreds of clients. By making key insights available to the public at no cost, Genpact aims to enable professional resilience and accelerate adoption of the most critical professional skills and competencies required to succeed in the digital age.

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IT and Technical Training

DataCamp Partners with Anaconda to Enable Data Fluency for Teams

New York, NY (USA), June 2020 - DataCamp, a leading interactive learning platform for data science and analytics, has announced a new partnership with Anaconda, which provides open source tools and enterprise-grade software for data scientists and organizations doing data science at scale.

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Changemakers

Global L&D Authorities Join to Help Corporate Learning Leaders

London (UK), June 2020 - The 702010 Institute has launched Tulser Global to reinvent learning and development to deliver business results; Laura Overton joins the team. Tulser Global has launched a new initiative led by a team of world-renowned L&D changemakers to help organisations redefine the ways they drive business-critical value through their L&D services.

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Improved Hiring

PeopleFluent Launches New Recruiting Platform

Raleigh, NC (USA), June 2020 - Built for how we work and live today, with integrated texting, video, social, and mobile app collaboration, PeopleFluent Recruiting helps organizations create a streamlined experience for candidates, recruitment teams, employees, and hiring managers.

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