New Products and Services (January 2024)

The latest products and services launching in the training industry.

  • 15Five unveiled an evolution of its platform, which includes two primary elements: Spark AI is an AI-powered assistant for managers, employees, and HR teams; and 2. The HR outcomes dashboard now offers real-time insights that point HR leaders toward the areas of greatest leverage, followed by 15Five offering tailored recommendations, so HR leaders then can deploy guided actions for managers that create accountability and support within the flow of work.
  • Tango, a browser extension and desktop application that automatically generates how-to guides while you work, launched the Software Guides Community: a dedicated space for training, operations, and enablement professionals to connect with peers and learn from experts at companies such as Loom, Slack, and Clearbit.
  • Open LMS, a global provider of open-source learning management systems (LMSs), expanded to enhance professional certification programs. Open LMS’ learning solutions can support these types of programs for associations, as well as professional certification and training organizations, through a scalable online learning and assessment platform. Features supporting certification programs include: flexible online learning experiences, exam preparation tools, secure exams, eCommerce capabilities, and sustained engagement solutions.
  • Litmos, a global learning solutions provider, unveiled innovations across its solution suite—including its LMS platform, content, and services. Litmos Learning Platform Enhancements include improved search functionality for quick content access and adaptive learning capabilities for personalized course assignments. Other developments include a centralized hub for managers, in-app messaging for seamless communication with learners, and deployment on Azure for global scalability and security. A strategic partnership with Go1 delivers 80,000-plus training courses from top publishers, including Coursera, Harvard Business Corporate Learning, and Pluralsight.
    Litmos Training Content collections now include dedicated compliance collections for the UK, U.S. and Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, in addition to its collection of soft skills, general compliance, and leadership and development courses. New Litmos professional services encompass consulting services and subscription services such as LMS administration support.
  • RAIN Group, a global sales training company, launched Self-Study+, an approach combining the advantages of self-paced learning with the power of practice, feedback, and collaboration. Featuring 77 modules across critical skill areas and 11 standard learning journeys, Self-Study+ allows sellers to complete a self-study program in cohorts, complete application assignments to apply the learning to real-life sales situations, and receive regular coaching and feedback.The Self-Study+ approach includes: a kickoff session, self-study, application assignment, peer review, and application coaching. To ensure the reinforcement of concepts, participants enroll in RAIN Mail, a mobile and e-mail app that presents sales scenarios with difficult choices and immediate feedback, for 90 days following the completion of the program.
  • XINNIX, a sales and leadership performance company, announced its Self-Directed Learning programs, delivering an “Amazon-style approach” to help corporate leaders build a culture of continuous learning and maximize their organization’s growth in a changing market. XINNIX’s Self-Directed Learning programs for leaders, sales managers, and sales professionals enable individuals to work independently through predesigned and relevant learning activities. They help employees fill gaps as they surface. Some of the programs leaders and their teams can tap into include the XINNIX LEADx, XINNIX MANAGEx, and XINNIX SELLx training content.
  • Peloton announced the launch of Peloton for Business, a unified portfolio of B2B well-being solutions for enterprise clients, offered across seven key verticals: hospitality, corporate wellness, multi-family residential, education, healthcare, gyms, and community wellness. These solutions include: access to a Peloton Bike that allows an unlimited number of users to ride at no charge in hotels, multi-family residential gyms, corporate office gyms, campus recreation centers, and community wellness gyms; access to the Peloton App, preferred pricing on Peloton equipment, unique corporate engagement experiences, and an inclusive community; and access to enterprise-level partnerships that deliver exclusive programming and offers for the audiences of partner brands and organizations.
  • Engagedly, a provider of AI-powered cloud-based talent management software for performance, learning and development, and employee engagement solutions, introduced a new enhancement to its suite: the “Ask Marissa” feature, transforming how HR leaders and employees access HR resources using an AI chatbot. Ask Marissa hosts a comprehensive array of HR resources, including compliance documents, policies, and essential learning materials, in the form of documents, PDFs, or Website URLs.
  • Tomer Tarsky introduced, an AI-powered recruitment tool focused on redefine hiring standards. Beyond the standard qualifications and experiences, the AI evaluates potential culture fits, aspirational alignments, and long-term growth trajectories within a company. Continually updating its database and algorithms based on global job market trends, Next Hire AI predicts the needs of the industries and makes recommendations accordingly. As industries evolve, roles diversify, and job requirements shift, the AI learns and adjusts.
  • Extu announced GoTu Rewards, a new incentive platform designed for companies of all sizes that want to initiate a basic loyalty program on a modest budget. GoTu Rewards’ pay-as-you-go structure allows companies to purchase points or physical gift cards in bulk to deliver to their participants as needed.
  • Fisher Phillips, an international law firm representing employers, launched fpSOLUTIONS, a new venture offering easy access to cost-effective HR solutions, including customizable documents, checklists, forms, handbooks, and compliance toolkits powered by Fisher Phillips and backed by a suite of consulting services, including Human Resources support. Products include international remote work support, reduction-in-force tools, CAL/OSHA compliance products, arbitration agreements and support, and wage and hour compliance products. Services include Affirmative Action plans and compliance, compensation consulting and research, data privacy compliance, and cybersecurity assessments.
  • The Black Business Association of Memphis (BBA), a non-profit organization dedicated to the economic development of Black businesses in Memphis, introduced BBA Talent Connect, a talent acquisition and sourcing initiative aimed at connecting businesses with qualified Black professionals. The initiative hopes to provide employee placement for more than 40,000 jobs. To support job seekers, BBA provides a range of services, including resume writing, interview preparation, and job search support. It also partners with local universities and organizations to provide college students and recent graduates access to internships and apprenticeships. Partnered with Matchplicity, a talent solutions provider, BBA Talent Connect aims to create a culture of inclusion, respect, and understanding when it comes to pairing local Memphis businesses with qualified Black professionals.
  • Operational enablement tool BILT unveiled a new feature tailored to professional technicians and tradespeople tasked with upskilling a new generation of workers. The latest app update introduces project sharing, a collaboration feature designed to enhance on-the-job enablement. With the new project-sharing function, technicians and tradespeople can easily invite colleagues to work together on complex projects; synchronize efforts on the job; manipulate images and animations on the 3D app to suit an individual user’s perspective to enable a comprehensive understanding of each task’s intricacy; and contribute feedback through ratings and reviews to provide managers with analytics and insights to identify pain points and potential delays.
  • Explainer video platform simpleshow now offers one-click translation, multi-language video creation, alleviating the need to manually translate or find native speakers to record multiple videos. Once a project is complete, the user simply selects up to 20 languages, and the videos are instantly converted into the selected languages, complete with an accurate voiceover in the same voice as the original project.
  • launched a new leadership training program, The Women at Work Collection, to equip more women with the tools they need to reach their professional goals at any level of their career. This new program distills thebest of’s knowledge and insights from the last 10 years into a video-based training and tailored curriculum free of cost. The program offers research-backed steps women can take to advance their careers, navigate bias, and advocate for themselves. Each track features customized content for Black women, Asian women, Latinas, LGBTQ+ groups, women with disabilities, and working mothers.
Edited by Lorri Freifeld
Lorri Freifeld is the editor/publisher of Training magazine, owned by Lakewood Media Group. She writes on a number of topics, including talent management, training technology, and leadership development. She spearheads two awards programs: the Training APEX Awards and Emerging Training Leaders. A writer/editor for the last 30 years, she has held editing positions at a variety of publications and holds a Master’s degree in journalism from New York University.