New Products & Services (Mar/Apr 2014)

The latest products and services launching in the training industry.

>> LearningStone launched its new cloud-based learning and communication platform for professional trainers and their trainees. It features a Course Timeline editor containing numerous apps, a content management feature, a survey tool, an easy way to invite new users, and a platform to communicate during and after training.

>> Tooling U-SME unveiled its Competency Framework tool. Created in conjunction with a cross-section of experts from manufacturing and academia, the tool features a series of competency models in nine manufacturing functional areas. It comprises more than 60 defined job role competency models, each outlining knowledge and skill objectives for job roles in production, technician, lead technician/technologist, and engineer levels.

>> Customer service and sales training solutions provider Signature Worldwide launched a new mobile training reinforcement system. Signature Cue Tips provides notifications with tips to employees’ computers, tablets, and smart phones to reinforce training from face-to-face classes.

>> IBM announced the software-as-service (SaaS)-based IBM Kenexa Talent Suite that allows chief human resources officers (CHROs) and C-suite executives to gain actionable insights into data such as work experience, social engagement, skills development, and individual traits to identify the qualities that make top performers successful; streamline, modernize, and add precision to hiring practices; increase workforce productivity; and connect employees in ways that have an impact on business results.

>> Kirkpatrick Partners and KnowledgeAdvisors launched the Kirkpatrick New World Edition of Metrics that Matter, which brings together the Kirkpatrick evaluation methodology and cloud-based analytics technology to form an automated, end-to-end learning and performance management system.

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.