Tech Talk (October 2021)

Find out about the latest advances in training technology.

  • MyHive Global launched “MyHive,” a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform that enables companies to provide remote and hybrid employees with a virtual real-world office environment and culture. The technology delivers an experience where employees collaborate, train, meet, and work virtually with a sense of functioning in a real-world, brick-and-mortar office space. Employees are represented by on-screen avatars with status reflected in real time.
  • Velocity Global scales its global work platform with the launch of its next-generation technology. Built on proprietary code and cloud solutions, the latest version streamlines the client and talent experience to deliver real-time insights to compliantly manage distributed teams. New features include: streamlined supported employee onboarding, an interactive global dashboard, simple time-off management, flexible payroll requests, consolidated invoicing and payments, and third-party integrations.
  • SparkUs, a CoachingTech company from the Netherlands, is making its SparkUs digital coaching platform available in the North American market. SparkUs provides digital coaching exercises that mimic the experience of the employee in a coaching session, based on a structured theme to prepare employees for an impactful session with their coach. Topics include: leadership development, mentoring, and coaching culture.
  • Orasi, a DevSecOps innovator accelerating software application delivery and adoption through automation, enhanced itsvirtual training platform, OrasiLabs, with new features and an easy-to-navigate user interface. In addition to accessing a new real-time conferencing feature built directly into the platform, personalized learning with an “over-the-shoulder” view, and customized lab templates, organizations have the option to brand training sessions with their own company name for greater visibility.
  • Eightfold AI, the provider of the Talent Intelligence Platform, announced the availability of its Job Intelligence Engine. The Eightfold Job Intelligence Engine provides an artificial intelligence-powered foundation for role definitions that dynamically self-learns, incorporating internal and external market data to optimize all talent decisions. As a result, HR leaders can attain visibility into the skills of their existing workforce, and understand the training and hiring needs required to keep pace with industry evolution.
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 Top 100 and Emerging Training Leaders.