Products & Services (Nov/Dec 2016)

The latest products and services launching in the training industry.

  • TTN Learning, creator of the élan learning management system, changed its name to Brainier.
  • Coworking agency OpenWork launched a new advisory service, Corporate Coworking, which assists companies in incorporating the flow and mobility of coworking into their workplace strategy.
  • SkillSurvey launched Source, a new solution for users of Pre-Hire 360 that helps recruiters source and manage a more robust passive candidate pipeline by tapping into references and referrals from job candidates. Source provides branded opt-in pages, links, and forms to invite references to join an organization’s talent pool once they’ve completed a reference request on behalf of a job candidate via Pre-Hire 360.
  • Corporate teambuilding company TrivWorks developed a new line of interactive triviaand improv-based corporate training programs. Developed in partnership with corporate trainer, emcee, and improvisation coach Rob Schiffmann, TrivWorks’ trivia training focuses on presentation, communication, feedback, leadership, and narrative skills, and is available in two-hour, half-day, full-day, and multi-day formats.
  • A new optimism-laden online community called xocial (pronounced soh-shuhl) connects people and organizations to causes they care about, inspiring them to take action in the form of friendly competition. The xocial platform also measures and quantifies one’s “niceness,” or positive social impact, in the form of an “XO Score.” Just search for a cause you care about, click to join and compete in challenges to earn points.
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.