New Training Partnerships and Alliances (January 2023)

The latest training industry mergers, acquisitions, partnerships, and more.

  • Human Risk Management, to better identify segments of human risk inside organizations and help security leaders create a proactive plan to mitigate attacks. Living Security’s Unify Human Risk Management Platform now includes SpyCloud’s Identity Risk Engine, which delivers risk assessments and key risk indicators (KRIs) based on analysis of 300-plus billion assets recaptured from data breaches and malware victim logs being traded in the criminal underground.
  • Global talent advisory firm ZRG acquiredHub Recruiting, LLC, a boutique recruiting process outsourcing (RPO) firm. Hub’s approach combines recruiters and sourcers, ongoing training and coaching, and integrated tools including data analytics—called Full Stack RPO. Key focus areas include technology-driven companies that are building their technology, revenue, and corporate functions.
  • Mindtickle, the global leader in sales enablement and training technology, formed a strategic partnership with Tech Mahindra, a provider of digital transformation, consulting, and business re-engineering services and solutions. The strategic relationship will offer clients a solution for end-to-end sales enablement challenges such as sales onboarding, new product launches, competency benchmarking, and upskilling.
  • Amazon selected online learning platform Springboard as an education partner for its Career Choice Program. Springboard will provide tailored programs to train Amazon employees to transition into high-growth, in-demand careers in data analytics and software engineering.
  • ARuVR, an enterprise-grade extended reality (XR) training platform, announced that Coca-Cola Bepensa successfully deployed its platform to train maintenance and operation employees in critical workflow routines. The self-serving XR platform provides intuitive software that requires no augmented reality (AR) or virtual reality (VR) experience to create virtual immersive work learning modules and simulate many of the processes that require comprehensive training. This has led to a 15 percent increase in learning retention compared to traditional classroom training and a 75-plus percent increase in training efficiency.
  • LATAM Airlines Group extended its use of Britannica Knowledge Systems’ Fox Training Management System (TMS) for pilot and cabin crew training, including expanding the capabilities of grading and evaluation on tablets and mobile phones (online and offline).
  • Fresh dog food delivery service Butternut Box chose THRIVE’s Learning & Skills Platform after the company grew from 150 to 600 employees in just two years. Butternut Box will use the THRIVE eLearning platform to personalize training, moving away from the more traditional one-size-fits-all classroom training. The THRIVE platform also will provide Butternut Box with smart data to identify what’s working, and where the challenges and opportunities lie in the team’s development.
  • Learning management and talent development software provider Schoox was selected by KIOTI, a manufacturer of tractors, utility vehicles, and zero-turn radius mowers, to offer a more modern and customized learning management system (LMS) to its growing network of global dealers. The Schoox LMS manages training certifications, tracks learner compliance, and streamlines product training while also providing a mobile-first experience for on-the-job learning.
  • PAM Health, which operates a network of 100-plus specialty hospitals and outpatient clinics across the U.S., partnered with technology company Pod, joining its AtlasJobs talent engagement platform for nationwide talent acquisition. AtlasJobs is a global career platform that combines an interactive mobile-first experience with artificial intelligence (AI) and the power of programmatic advertising to reach and engage target audiences within specific locations.
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.