Roundup: Cornerstone OnDemand Incorporates Skills Engine into Platform

Cornerstone OnDemand said it’s built a skills engine into its portfolio of products. The Cornerstone Skills Graph is meant to help organizations implement “strategic skilling,” Cornerstone’s description of matching skills and people, learning content and job roles. The technology draws on the work of Clustree, a French company Cornerstone acquired in January.

Lattice launched a new career development product within its platform. Called “Grow,” the product surfaces advancement paths and development plans for employees while providing managers with trackable data.  With it, leaders can view, set up  and track development metrics and key growth areas for each member of their team, the company said.

More employees are actively researching their benefits as open enrollment approaches, considering the Covid-19 pandemic to be “a wake-up call,” according to research by Aflac. Nearly half, 49%, said the pandemic has led them to invest more time researching and selecting coverage options, a significant shift in behavior since the majority of employees, 92%, choose the same benefits year after year. One-third of employees either don’t feel confident or are unsure if their health benefits will protect them in the event they’re COVID-19. In addition, more than two-thirds have experienced at least a minor financial impact because of the pandemic, and a third say they’ve experienced moderate to major impacts.

Oslo-based learning platform Kahoot acquired Actimo, a Danish employee engagement platform. Kahoot said the acquisition is part of the strategy to strengthen its platform with culture-building tools.

CareerBuilder began a three-year, $300 million upgrade of its talent acquisition suite in response to the job market’s changing dynamics. Included in the effort are further integration between CareerBuilder’s Talent Discovery Platform and employer career sites, simpler posting of remote jobs and SMS communication tools.  

Oyster, a remote-work automation company that helps companies manage their remote workforce, said its platform is now available in 50 countries, covering 90% of the world’s knowledge worker population.  

Cornerstone OnDemand named Ajay Awatramani as its chief product officer. Previously, he head of product and GTM at Adobe. He’s also worked at Marketo, Oracle and Siebel.

Rich Halbert joined WorkJam as chief strategy officer. Previously, he worked at Microsoft, where he served as firstline worker subject matter expert for Microsoft Teams.


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