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SumTotal Talent Expansion Suite Empowers Onboarding and Career Mobility

Latest release delivers an innovative approach to onboarding and engaging new employees, while equipping managers to achieve team success

SumTotal, a leading provider of unified HCM solutions proven to drive organisational performance, announced new  features and enhancements now available in the award winning SumTotal Talent Expansion Suite. This includes the new SumTotal Onboarding module, as well as new features to arm managers with team visibility and empower employees to pursue and prepare for career mobility.

“Our research indicates that organisations that have a dedicated onboarding solutions are more likely than their counterparts without an onboarding solution to see measurable improvements in business metrics, like revenue, customer retention and satisfaction, and employee engagement. Only 25% of organisations leverage a dedicated solution to support and speed new employees’ road to performance during onboarding,” said Michael Rochelle, Chief Strategy Officer at Brandon Hall Group. “SumTotal is recognizing the opportunity this gap presents for innovative technology to be the driving force behind the shift from onboarding being an administrative function to strategic endeavor.”

SumTotal is re-imagining the onboarding experience to eliminate barriers to performance for new employees by unifying critical learning, talent, and HR processes to drive engagement and speed time to capability. As a new module within the SumTotal suite, SumTotal Onboarding creates a personalised roadmap to success by connecting people to activities like learning recommendations, performance and development tasks, peers and mentors.  In addition to delivering visibility into progress and priorities for both individuals and managers.

"Onboarding comes on the back of our hugely successful and innovative Talent Expansion Suite earlier this year, which leads the market in terms of user experience and individualized development. Our consumer led approach is focused on driving higher levels of engagement and addresses the transformation challenges which are uppermost in the minds of our customers and the industry,” said Bill Donoghue, Chairman and CEO of Skillsoft. “Onboarding and Career Mobility have become the watch words for helping to drive retention and attraction. This release is part of our ongoing development to address the pillars which resonate most with our clients - Compliance, Engagement & Transformation."

This comprehensive release of the SumTotal Talent Expansion Suite features capabilities that make it easier for every role in the organisation to contribute to measurable business outcomes, such as:

  • - Equipping Managers to be Successful and Drive Team Performance: The new My Team and Mini-Profile make it easier for managers to have real-time visibility into strengths, gaps, and priorities across their team and drill into the details of their direct reports to swiftly interact and take action to help managers effectively support and coach performance.
  • - Engaging Employees through Career Progression: Visibility into opportunities for career mobility is a proven measure for improving employee engagement and retention. SumTotal created Job Fit Analysis to empower people to identify roles within the organization they’re interested in and understand their unique fit for the role.  This new feature then removes the guesswork by identifying gaps and connecting employees seamlessly to the learning and content that will help them improve readiness.  Additionally, Job Fit has been extended to SumTotal’s robust Enterprise Search to give employees instant visibility into open roles in the organization, a visual indication of their fit and quick access to view details or apply. 
  • - Creating a Superior Experience for the Extended Enterprise: An increasing number of organisations recognize the value of delivering learning beyond their own employees to drive brand consistency, customer satisfaction, and derive revenue from their learning investment.  SumTotal partners with global enterprises to service their extended enterprise, and now we are making that experience even better for customers, partners, and vendors with industry-leading e-Commerce capabilities and usability.


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The SumTotal Learn solution is the market leader, with over 45 million people using the solution to increase their effectiveness and productivity in companies of all sizes and all geographies. SumTotal Learn is the only LMS that provides personalised, contextual learning with the flexibility to enable world-class formal training and certification programs as well as day-to-day informal learning and knowledge sharing. With powerful learning management capabilities for businesses of all sizes, complete learning content management, content creation, measurement tools, offline learning tools and next generation mobile and social learning products, the SumTotal Learn solution can be used anytime, anywhere on nearly any device.

SumTotal’s Enterprise Learning Management enables organisations to:
- Deploy faster with open activity architecture
- Reduce non-compliance with continuing-education management
- Improve user adoption with an enhanced, intuitive user experience
- Increase visibility with personalized dashboards
- Reach employees on the go with mobile and off-line learning capabilities

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> 13/10/2016 - The Leadership Brief: Taking your business to the next level

> 05/10/2016 - SumTotal Unveils a Reimagined Approach to Onboarding During the 2016 HR Technology Conference

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> 28/07/2016 - Breaking the Glass Ceiling with Data Analytics

> 14/07/2016 - SumTotal Recognized as a Leader in Learning Management

> 24/06/2016 - SumTotal Named a Leader in 2016 IDC MarketScape Report

> 16/06/2016 - 3 Must-Haves for Employee Recognition

> 09/06/2016 - Skillsoft Announces 2016 Innovation Award Winners and Talent Development Champion of the Year

> 27/04/2016 - Over recent years we have seen a lot of change in the L&D sector

> 25/04/2016 - How Does March Madness Impact Office Productivity and Engagement?

> 15/03/2016 - American Cancer Society Adopts SumTotal Talent Expansion® Suite to Transform into Self-Developing Organization

> 10/03/2016 - Customer Speakers Announced for 2016 Global Skillsoft Perspectives

> 26/02/2016 - SumTotal Talent Expansion® Suite Helps Customers Redefine Employee Development

> 10/02/2016 - SumTotal Announces Visionary Talent Expansion® Suite Winter 2016 Release

> 13/01/2016 - Skillsoft Announces 2016 Innovation Awards, Calls for Submissions

> 05/11/2015 - Skillsoft and SumTotal Celebrate First Year as Combined Organization

> 23/10/2015 - Latest SumTotal Talent Expansion® Suite Release Simplifies Talent Management Experience and Supports Employees in Driving Their Own Development

> 02/09/2015 - How to Understand and Measure Employee Engagement

> 17/08/2015 - The UK Apprenticeship Levy: Treating the Symptom

> 22/06/2015 - Is Your Employee Development Plan Half-Baked?

> 12/06/2015 - Skillsoft Unveils the “Self-Developing Organization” at 2015 Global Skillsoft Perspectives

> 29/05/2015 - Skillsoft and IBM Research Unveil New Applications for Big Data

> 22/05/2015 - Skillsoft Announces 2015 Innovation Award Winners and Talent Development Champion of the Year

> 15/05/2015 - Skillsoft Announces Acquisition of Vodeclic

> 17/04/2015 - Staying on Top of Your Game at Perspectives

> 07/04/2015 - Skillsoft’s Perspectives 2015 to Showcase Customers, Industry Experts and the Latest Innovations in Learning and Talent Management

> 16/03/2015 - interview (e-learning): Steven Rees-Pullman VP EMEA Sales, SumTotal Systems a Skillsoft company

> 03/03/2015 - SumTotal Named a Leader in IDC MarketScape Report on Learning Management

> 12/12/2014 - SumTotal 2014 Innovation Award Winners Demonstrate Value in Using HR Technology to Transform Workforces and Achieve Organizational Goals

> 05/11/2014 - SumTotal Expands Global Footprint, Partners with Three New Resellers

> 23/10/2014 - SumTotal and Its Customers Recognized for Innovation in HR Solutions and Programs

> 20/10/2014 - SumTotal Announces TotalConnection 2014 Sponsors and Speaker Lineup

> 13/10/2014 - Latest SumTotal Talent Expansion® Enhancements Extend Employee Engagement, Retention, Succession Planning Capabilities

> 07/10/2014 - Skillsoft completes acquisitio of SumTotal Systems

> 16/09/2014 - HR Technology Provider Expands Business with Triple-digit Increases in Second Quarter Bookings

> 05/09/2014 - Hr experts examine value of extended learning in SumTotal webinar series

> 28/08/2014 - 4 Secrets to a Happy and Productive Career

> 14/08/2014 - Sumtotal and Fistful of talent team up for interactive, virtual hr hangout events

> 24/07/2014 - SumTotal reveals industry expert speakers for 10th annual global user conference: TotalConnection 2014

> 19/06/2014 - Fallon Health achieves success using SumTotal Talent expansion™ for employee engagement, regulatory compliance

> 21/01/2014 - SumTotal Systems Names Hardeep Gulati Chief Executive Officer

> 08/10/2013 - SumTotal’s Talent Expansion Suite Delivers Industry’s First Context-Aware User Experience for HR

> 16/09/2013 - SumTotal receives four Best of Elearning! 2013 Awards

> 05/09/2013 - Organizations Using Advanced Workforce Analytics Report Outperforming Their Competitors, According to a Study from Harvard Business Review Analytic Services

> 19/08/2013 - Developing Learning and Compliance (SumTotal : VieCuri medical centre case study)