Training Today: Partnerships and Alliances (May/June 2012)

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

>> Cornerstone OnDemand, a provider of cloud-based talent management software solutions, forged a strategic relationship with Visier Inc., under which Visier’s cloud-based workforce analytics and planning solutions now are available to Cornerstone clients.

>> To find and acquire the people uniquely qualified to lead its global hospitality operation, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts now is combining the direct engagement of social networks with the insights enabled by Taleo Corporation solutions such as Taleo Recruiting.

>> CEO-Academy, a leader in strategic business games, selected Transitioning to Green, LLC, a leader in sustainability and green consulting and training, as its exclusive value-added partner for its flagship GlobStrat “Triple Bottom Line” business simulation. This simulation will serve as a centerpiece of Transitioning to Green’s Leadership Development Programs throughout North America.

>> The National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians-Communications Workers of America (NABET-CWA) partnered with Class on Demand, a provider of professional educational products for IT and creative markets, to make high-quality training materials easily accessible to trade union members through a NABET-CWA-branded customized online portal. NABET-CWA members create an account and log into the training portal to access the entire Class on Demand course catalog, including training produced by Class on Demand’s strategic partners.

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.