New Products & Services (July/August 2020)

The latest products and services launching in the training industry.

>> Conversa Health, a leader in automated personalized patient engagement, unveiled a new offering for businesses and other organizations: COVID-19 Employee HealthCheck. Employee HealthCheck engages employees each workday in a brief automated chat to assess exposure risk to the Coronavirus and symptoms of COVID-19. Employees can complete the chat on their phone, tablet, or computer before they travel to work. Those who are cleared for the day receive a digital “badge” they can display at access control points, and employers are notified. Employees who are not cleared for work are instructed to stay home, and are provided guidance for self-care, monitoring, testing, or additional care.

>> Go Evo (Government Evolved) released its Personal Protective App (PPA), an employee screening solution designed to enable self-assessments for COVID-19 symptoms. This secure mobile and digital application supports employees in determining whether they should report to work and provides employers with instant visibility into the health and safety of their workforce. The app leverages Go Evo’s existing operations management system, MESH, to power customizable forms and dashboards. Features include: dial-in self assessments, automatic e-mail notifications, reporting tools, integrations and API, temperature checks, contactless visitor screening, and a document center.

>> Prospr At Work, an employee management and communication platform for front-line teams, introduced Safety By Prospr, a new set of in-platform features in response to new post-COVID guidelines. The key features of Safety by Prospr include daily in-app health/symptom checks, on-demand safety and policy resources, employee exposure tracking, mobile-enabled bulletins (which can be sent one-on-one, to targeted groups, or to all employees) for urgent messages, and automated shift coverage for employees who need to call out to ensure no one is taking risks if they feel sick. 

>> Workplace Options launched its Adapt organizational resilience questionnaire to help organizations assess the impact of COVID-19 on workforce well-being and performance as they take steps toward reopening. The questionnaire—built on scientifically validated resilience and stress scales—is designed to measure employee and management experiences during the quarantine stage of the COVID-19 pandemic and readiness for future changes. The questionnaire can be completed on a computer, tablet, or smartphone in about seven minutes. Once employees and managers have completed the questionnaire, the data is compiled in a comprehensive report with specific recommended actions for organizations relating to employee engagement and health.

>> As social distancing measures remain in place around the world, the British Safety Council is offering a wide selection of health and safety training courses digitally so employees can continue their learning and development despite working from home. Live Online allows students to complete courses from within the safety and comfort of their own homes through their new interactive digital classroom. Courses range from the NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety to short 45-minute workshops discussing mental health. Taking place in real time online, expert tutors use learning tools such as PowerPoint, informational videos, and an interactive whiteboard. 

>> Allego, a provider of a learning and readiness platform for sales and other business-critical teams, announced the availability of Call Coaching, a new capability powered by conversation intelligence that combines insights with action, giving enablement and training teams deeper visibility into the impact of their efforts. By automatically importing and analyzing all recordings of reps’ conversations with prospects and customers, executives and managers have visibility into real-world performance and the ability to act on those insights to drive targeted coaching and training, all within Allego’s learning and readiness platform.

>> The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, launched its first training bootcamp: The Linux Foundation Cloud Engineer Bootcamp. This new offering enables individuals to go from complete IT beginner to certified cloud engineer in six months. The bootcamp combines five training courses and two performance-based certification exams, all of which are delivered online. Enrollees also will have access to live instructors via interactive online forums, and video chat-based office hours five days a week. 

>> In partnership with EdCast (an artificial intelligence-powered knowledge cloud solution for unified discovery, personalized learning, and knowledge management across the enterprise), Genpact, a global professional services firm focused on delivering digital transformation, announced Adapt and Rise, a role-based online learning platform that is free to the public. Adapt and Rise  features approximately 100 hours of bite-sized learning content, including videos, articles, blogs, and podcasts. The content is categorized into 14 skills that are common across roles, including: Artificial Intelligence Basics, Change Management, Customer Experience, Design Thinking, Digital Business Strategy, People Leadership, and Storytelling. 

>> BenchPrep, a provider of cloud-based learning products for corporations, training organizations, and nonprofits, launched BenchPrep Engage. Complementing BenchPrep Ascend, the company’s flagship product that focuses on upskilling learners, BenchPrep Engage utilizes microlearning, spaced repetition, and confidence-based learning to increase learner engagement and improve knowledge retention.

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