New Products & Services (Jan. 2021)

The latest products and services launching in the training industry.

  • Meaningful Care Matters’ new Meaningful Connections Community HR platform offers individuals and care providers an opportunity to share, collaborate, and debate issues impacting person-centered care cultures. The idea is to create and grow a community that can support each other through the ongoing changes and challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. The platform also will offer regular accredited online courses and resource tools such as blogs, podcasts, and short films, in a bid to further help care providers develop together. For more information, visit:
  • BUNCH launched an AI leadership coach to help anyone become a better leader in just two minutes a day. The AI coach will be free to use, with premium plans and team features coming soon. For more information, visit: Product Video (YouTube) and Launch Highlights
  • In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, simpleshow, a market leader for explainer videos, is making its intelligent simpleshow video maker available as an app in corporate collaboration platform Microsoft Teams. This integration enables users to create professional explainer videos directly from the Teams interface and share them with team members.
  • Point3 Security, a leader in advanced training of cybersecurity professionals through gamified challenges, introduced its Talent Screening service to help organizations identify the optimal talent for their needs, both in hiring and during upskilling. Point3’s ESCALATE ecosystem is a gamified, hands-on platform that helps cultivate and measure talent, and allows cybersecurity professionals to continually “upskill” with engaging, gamified challenges that help them keep pace with the constantly shifting threat landscape. For a demo, visit:
  • Microlearning platform EdApp is offering free access to businesses of any size (previously, EdApp charged fees once users had completed 50 lessons on the platform). The business model pivot was made possible by EdApp’s recent acquisition by SafetyCulture.
  • THINKERS Manifesto launched the new THINKERS Notebook, a premium smart notebook system for capturing ideas on paper and sharing them in the cloud. Designed for thinkers from the boardroom to the classroom, the THINKERS Notebook combines a 256-page, 5mm dot grid, lay-flat journal with an intuitive mobile app for quickly capturing and collaborating on pages from the notebook.
  • RemoteReq launched a digital employment service to connect mission-driven and nonprofit organizations to a global remote workforce. It features a recruiting algorithm to help HR professionals quickly find the “best-fit” candidates for their open positions.
Lorri Freifeld
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.