Boston – January 14, 2020 – Valamis, the global leader in digital learning technologies and workforce development, has announced a global strategic partnership with Harvard Business Publishing Corporate Learning to provide access to the organization’s industry-leading leadership development content and learning experiences.
Harvard Business Publishing Corporate Learning’s thought leadership, multiple content modalities, and innovative experience–combined with Valamis’ expertise in digital learning solutions–will accelerate business initiatives aimed at analyzing, predicting, and eliminating skill gaps. Learners will be able to access Harvard ManageMentor®, Harvard ManageMentor® Spark™, and LeadingEdge within the Valamis LXP.
“Working with Harvard Business Publishing Corporate Learning as a partner, we aim to help businesses leverage technological innovation for new competitive advantages, by providing learners with the tools they need to learn, develop and adapt,” said Mika Kuikka, President & Co-Founder of Valamis.
Disruptive innovation, the industrial internet, advanced analytics, artificial intelligence, automation, robotics, machine learning, and other innovations are spurring skill gaps and changing the future of work. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that 1.4 million jobs will be disrupted between now and 2026. As technology fundamentally changes the workplace, business-critical roles will change, and companies will need to reskill the workforce with strong learning initiatives in order to remain competitive.
In a recent survey by Valamis, 96 percent of employees and executives believe it is important for their organization’s future success to continually update the knowledge and skills of employees, and according to LinkedIn’s 2019 Workforce Learning Report, 94 percent of employees would stay at a company longer if the company invested in helping them learn.
“Success in the future of work will be determined by how well talent is driving disruption and execution through increasing complexity and on a global scale. To ensure organizations have the leaders they need to succeed, they must provide highly personalized and contextualized experiences, embedded in the flow of work. We already provide the most credible and trustworthy thought leadership and learning experiences available in the market, and we believe Valamis has created an innovative platform that will help us connect more learners around the world to learning experiences that will close their skills gaps and drive growth for their organizations,” said Ian Fanton, senior vice president and head of Corporate Learning at Harvard Business Publishing.
Content is curated with Valamis’ state of the art artificial intelligence, which makes content relevant to each individual based on a variety of factors including their interests, role, experience, learning behaviors, and business initiatives set by the organization to target growth. The solution provides learners with on-the-go mobile access to blended learning paths with lessons from Harvard Business Publishing and the ability for learners to create their own content in Valamis’ Lesson Studio.
Valamis is a digital learning company specializing in workforce development. The company develops Valamis – Learning Experience Platform. Valamis’ customers are large organizations spanning all industries, but predominantly in finance and insurance, complex manufacturing, and professional services. Headquartered in Joensuu, Finland, Valamis operates internationally with offices in the US, the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, and Russia.
About Valamis – Learning Experience Platform
Valamis LXP is an award-winning platform developed in cooperation with customers. Valamis enables formal, informal, social, and microlearning, content authoring and management tools. Valamis gives users access to in-depth analytics in their learning process by supporting the xAPI standard and a built-in Learning Record Store (LRS). Always utilizing the latest technologies, Valamis brings you a digital learning assistant powered with AI. The platform offers organizations a cost-effective and modular way to upskill their workforce and manage learning and development globally.
About Harvard Business Publishing Corporate Learning
With more than 25 years of success delivering dynamic learning experiences to the world’s biggest brands, Harvard Business Publishing Corporate Learning partners with Global 2000 companies to co-create leadership-development solutions that align with strategy and engage learners. The company combines unrivaled subject-matter expertise and scale with unmatched flexibility and contextualization to bring the right programs to the right learners in the most useful ways. From highly focused executive leadership programs to enterprise-wide engagements for thousands of global employees, each learning experience leverages the remarkable depth and breadth of Harvard Business School and Harvard Business Review resources, industry experts, technology-enabled and user-friendly solutions, and a creative, collaborative mindset to help clients discover something new. The result is stronger companies better prepared to meet their challenges and thrive both today and in the future. Harvard Business Publishing is comprised of three market groups, Higher Education, Corporate Learning, and Harvard Business Review Group, and is an affiliate of Harvard Business School. For more information on Harvard Business Publishing Corporate Learning, visit www.harvardbusiness.org. Follow the company on Twitter @HBPCorpLearning, as well as on Facebook and LinkedIn.