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Skillsoft Previews Game-Changing Winter 2016 Talent Expansion® Suite Release

Company Showcases Vision of Self-Developing Organization and Product Innovations at HR Technology Conference

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 19, 2015 – As the 18th annual HR Technology Conference and Exposition kicks off, Skillsoft, a global leader in learning and talent management, today unveiled its ground-breaking Winter 2016 Talent Expansion® suite release. The innovative new features across the talent, learning and workforce applications enable employees to define a personalized development path for career mobility and equip leaders with the insight they need to build highly-engaging workplace cultures to drive business performance.

We’re redefining how organizations pursue success and overcome challenges by radically simplifying the expansion of organizational capabilities through continuous development of employees, knowledge acceleration and meaningful insight,” said Humair Ghauri, senior vice president of products and technology at SumTotal, a Skillsoft company. “With tools that enable the self-developing organization, the holistic needs of every employee – from individuals to leaders – are met with simple, individualized talent management processes. This game-changing approach translates to measurable results – people are engaged through pervasive development opportunities, knowledge is accelerated, and workforce capabilities expand to boost productivity and capacity. Winter 2016 will empower our customers to practice career transparency to create mobility among their workforce, align skills to organizational goals and keep expertise within the organization.”

SumTotal’s Winter 2016 release makes it easier than ever for organizations to overcome challenges with engagement, retention and agility through solutions that empower individuals with access to continuous development opportunities and visibility to pursue career mobility, while equipping leaders with the insight they need to keep teams engaged and productive. Key features include:

·         Dynamic People Profile and Timeline
The adaptive Timeline gives people real-time insight into their development and goal priorities, learning needs and recommendations, recognition and social interaction – all from one graphical and interactive snapshot. A comprehensive People Profile, with an easily-configured dashboard that tailors the experience to a user’s individual needs and interests, puts key information and recommendations at employees’ fingertips, including a graphical view of their Learning Plan, Goals and Performance progress in one simple place.   From this one place, people can drill into key measures or their Timeline to modify, add or seamlessly launch and interact with recommended learning and content, then come back to the dynamic view and instantly see the impact of their development efforts.

·         Career Progression
While many solutions provide simple skills comparisons, Winter 2016 empowers individuals and managers to have meaningful development discussions as they explore and chart an individualized path for career mobility within the organization. Employees are able to explore career paths according to their interests and examine how their own skills and competencies match against the requirements of potential roles they wish to pursue. With one-click registration, employees can launch the high-impact learning activities and content that will have the most impact towards closing the identified skill and competency gaps to prepare them for mobility throughout the organization.

  • Personalization Capabilities
    The upcoming release allows administrators to dynamically create corporate themes with a few simple clicks, pulling in information from any website to deliver a branding experience that is more than a simple logo on a page. These personalization capabilities also make it easy for users to create dashboards and landing pages that tailor the delivery of actions, information and relevant content to the specific needs and interests of users.
  • Contextual Learning Delivered in Workforce Management
    Winter 2016 delivers people learning and content at the point of need throughout critical Workforce Management processes. Managers can easily understand and optimize their workforce capabilities by validating training and certification needs when scheduling employees and connecting individuals to the relevant, directly-embedded Skillsoft content when they make absence requests.

HR Technology Conference attendees can see firsthand how Skillsoft customers are evolving into self-developing organizations by delivering personalized, continuous, data-driven development opportunities during Capgemini’s presentation at 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 19. Capgemini’s Director of MyLearning and University Information Systems Debbie Collins will discuss how the company’s cutting-edge, technology-enabled development programs have been a driver of continuous transformation and competitive advantage.

To learn more about Winter 2016 Talent Expansion, attendees can visit Skillsoft’s Innovation Theater throughout Monday and Tuesday at booth #1500 in the exhibit hall. To view the demo schedule, visit

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About Skillsoft

Skillsoft is a pioneer in the fields of learning and talent management with a long history of innovation. Skillsoft provides cloud-based learning solutions for its customers worldwide, ranging from global enterprises, government, and education to mid-sized and small businesses. Skillsoft’s customer support teams draw on a wealth of in-house experience, flexible delivery platforms and a comprehensive learning e-library to develop off-the-shelf and custom learning programs tailored to cost-effectively meet customer needs. Skillsoft’s courses, books and videos have been developed by industry leading learning experts to ensure that they maximize business skills, performance, and talent development.

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Hailey Hedge