Innovative release from SumTotal aims to empower the self-developing organization through individualized development to maximize employee engagement and organizational capabilities.
SumTotal, a Skillsoft company, unveiled the SumTotal Talent Expansion® Suite Winter 2016 release. With this release, SumTotal fundamentally changes the way organizations approach employee development, simplifying the journey to becoming a Self-Developing Organization.
The innovative and intuitive capabilities in this release make it easier than ever to develop, promote, mobilize and reward the workforce. More than 80 percent of business leaders say developing the skills of their existing workforce through continuous learning and talent mobility initiatives is one of their top priorities.
According to PwC, 18th Annual Global CEO Survey, 2015, nurturing an adaptable talent pool will unlock up to an estimated $130 billion in additional productivity globally. The Winter 2016 release delivers tools that support the critical focus on growing and adapting the skills and capabilities of an organization’s workforce, while simultaneously encouraging talent mobility.
The SumTotal Talent Expansion Suite Winter 2016 release provides easy-to-use, personalized, actionable tools and insights that adapt to the changing needs and preferences of each individual. These solutions empower every employee in every role of the organization to pursue their own meaningful path for growth, without increasing the workload on managers and HR professionals.
Highlights of the SumTotal Talent Expansion® Suite Winter 2016 release include:
John Ambrose, General Manager of SumTotal says,“Using our suite of solutions, business leaders can now build an organizational culture focused on empowering people – a culture that enables people to define and pursue a self-directed path for individualized development, continuous learning and career mobility, three of the critical components of the Self-Developing Organization.”
“This release marks a fundamental technology shift for SumTotal,” said Humair Ghauri, Senior Vice President of Products and Technology at SumTotal. “The cutting-edge open architecture, unified data model and ultra-modern user experience mean that the Winter 2016 release outperforms all current talent management solutions, many of which are based on rapidly aging workflow models.”
Analysts Speak: What do they have to say?
“The business value of seamlessly connecting talent and learning has long been realized. When an organization delivers contextual learning opportunities, it not only fosters loyalty and engagement among employees, but also builds bench strength and a leadership pipeline throughout the organization,” Michael Rochelle, Chief Strategy Officer and HCM Principal Analyst at Brandon Hall Group. “SumTotal’s latest release underscores the importance of integration across the entire HCM suite and will illustrate HR’s importance to overall organizational success.”
“The new normal for technology in HCM, manifested in predictive analytics and social media–style user interfaces promoting collaboration, facilitates a new approach. Organizations can now begin replacing tired, one-size-fits-all models for managing employee performance and learning,” said Brent Skinner, principal analyst covering human capital management for Nucleus Research.
“Taking these models’ place are trigger-based, in-the-moment conversations between managers and their employees. These interactions are less tedious and more intuitive and immediately applicable, integrating employee performance and learning more holistically with talent management overall.”