Welcome to the HR Tech Roundup. We have gathered the top HR trends for 2021 with different HR categories like Employee Engagement, e-Learning, Training and Development, Employee wellness, Career Development and Artificial Intelligence.
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“Fortinet’s vision is to make possible a digital world that organizations can always trust by securing people, devices and data everywhere. To help achieve this, Fortinet is committed to closing the cyber skills gap and raising cyber awareness through our TAA initiative and Training Institute programs. Last year we committed to training 1 million people on cybersecurity by 2026 and so far we’re tracking ahead of our goal for the year toward this pledge.”
reacHIRE, committed to supporting people returning to the workplace through returnship programs and technology solutions,announced the launch of The 10 Minute Career Workout as part of its Aurora talent experience SaaS solution. Purpose-built by reacHIRE’s team of gender diversity and career experts, Aurora helps companies motivate, engage and retain women in the workforce through shared experiences, actionable advice and community building. The 10 Minute Career Workout takes a fitness-like approach to help women grow leadership skills such as resilience, mindfulness and confidence.
University Of Phoenix Announces Innovative Alliance With Credly Using Skills-Tagging To Generate And Verify Career-Relevant Digital Credentials For Students
University of Phoenix and digital credentialing leader Credly have teamed up to offer skills-aligned digital badging and credentialing that allows students to quickly access and share their skills acquisition on digital platforms. This agreement strengthens the work University of Phoenix has already done in collaboration with labor analytics company EMSI Burning Glass to help ensure career-ready curriculum for the University’s students.Digital badges learners to showcase verified skills, specialization, ability, learning experiences, and achievements. While the University has focused on career-relevant curriculum and skills since its founding in 1976, teaming up with Credly has created a new way for learners to share those skills. Through Credly’s digital credential platform, which includes the ability to share to the blockchain, badges are verified and backed by data that confirm the credential for learners and employers.“Individuals are better able to realize their full potential in the labor market when they can easily present trusted, real-time evidence of their skills and abilities,” says Jonathan Finkelstein, CEO of Credly. “By helping learners and employers speak a common language around skills, the University of Phoenix is advancing the vision of a world where opportunities connect with skilled talent – equitably, efficiently, and at scale.
Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZM) announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Solvvy, a leading conversational AI and automation platform for customer support. Together, Zoom and Solvvy will offer elevated customer service experiences to a global enterprise base and work quickly to capitalize on new opportunities in contact center and customer support.The recently launched Zoom Contact Center is the first omnichannel contact center platform optimized for video with a robust suite of channels, such as video, voice, SMS, and webchat, in a single, user-friendly experience. Adding Solvvy’s proprietary technology will broaden Zoom Contact Center’s offering with scalable self-service and conversational AI. With Solvvy, Zoom Contact Center customers will benefit from an automated, integrated, and easy-to-deploy contact center that helps answer end-customers’ questions and solve issues faster, improves the overall customer experience, and drives operational savings.“The nature of customer experience is transforming fundamentally, as enterprises increasingly need to deliver exceptional, personalized, and effortless customer experiences. Solvvy understands this shift and is the ideal platform to enhance our Zoom Contact Center offering,” said Velchamy Sankarlingam, President of Product and Engineering at Zoom.
FlexJobs, the leading job site for professionals seeking remote and flexible work, announced the acquisition of online job marketplace and talent-matching platform, Localwise. The strategic addition brings a dedicated focus on local job searching and hiring to FlexJobs, which has provided the largest database of vetted and hand-screened remote and flexible job listings since 2007.
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