New Products and Services (July 2021)

The latest products and services launching in the training industry.


  • Something Splendid offers corporate branding and just launched a gift box service called Something Scheduled. It gives companies the ability to create and schedule custom or branded gift boxes for employees up to a year in advance for recognition on birthdays, work anniversaries, and holidays and at awards galas or for quarterly sales goal achievement.
  • HubEngage, Inc., a leading employee experience company, debuted an all-new version of its software-as-a-service platform for employee communications and engagement. The newly redesigned Employee Experience Platform offers various modules to engage employees across their employment lifecycle, including a Communication Hub, Social Hub, Recognitions Hub, Surveys and Forms Hub, Messaging Hub, Learning Hub, and Digital Signage. All HubEngage platform modules are accessible on iOS, Android, and Web.
  • Northpass, a provider of an all-in-one learning platform, announced its latest integration is now listed in the HubSpot App Marketplace. Northpass for HubSpot connects a learning management system (LMS) to HubSpot’s customer relationship management (CRM) platform. This connection enables HubSpot customers that install it to: programmatically share data between HubSpot and Northpass, centralize learning activity data within the CRM, and automate customer education workflows using learning and CRM data.
  • The Game Agency (TGA), a division of eLearning Brothers, launched the Wheel of Fortune game and expanded its partnership with Sony Pictures Television. Like the TV game show, Wheel of Fortune for training and education features three puzzle mechanics (regular, toss-up, and bonus rounds) and enables the subscriber to decide the number of rounds, time per round, and a host of other puzzle details. Subscribers can create a game in minutes with zero coding.
  • Media Partners Corporation, a people skills, and compliance training content producer, released its latest course: “Unintentional Still Hurts: Overcoming Unconscious Bias” (watch the trailer here). This course will help organizations: overcome resistance and misconceptions regarding bias, minimize the impact of implicit bias, inspire positive change (not fear and avoidance), encourage people to be “upstanders” and allies, and tap into the knowledge of subject matter experts.
  • Salesforce announced the reimagined Trailblazer Community—integrating Trailhead, the company’s free learning platform, with its online community into one unified platform. Available now, the new Trailblazer Community offers a single location for anyone to build new skills, learn from peers and experts, and connect to job opportunities in the Salesforce ecosystem from anywhere. New features include: Today Page, a personalized homepage that brings the Trailblazer Community feed, in-progress learning, and recommended Trailhead modules into one destination; Learning Panel, which surfaces relevant Trailhead learning content in the flow of community interactions on the Topics and Questions pages; and Community in Trailhead GO, which brings the Trailblazer Community to mobile through Trailhead GO, Trailhead’s free mobile app.
Lorri Freifeld is the editor/publisher of Training magazine. 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.