SAN FRANCISCO — Aug. 11, 2020 — Hone, a next-generation live learning platform for leadership and people skills, today announced the world’s first subscription platform for individuals and teams seeking access to world-class, interactive leadership and people skills training.

As in-person training grows all but obsolete due to the massive, permanent shift to online work, managers are struggling to navigate new challenges ranging from remote teams to racial justice. Economic disparities and politics continue to cross into the business world, and HR and Learning & Development departments find themselves underwater trying to manage cultural upheaval.
Hone Membership empowers both companies and individuals with the scalability and convenience of live training necessary for such human skills––from anywhere. By giving learners the choice to take live classes when it’s convenient for them, Hone saves HR and Learning & Development departments from tedious scheduling and logistics. The platform enables easy access to e-learning video libraries, while retaining the efficacy and interactivity of in-person training.

“Changes in the workplace were already outgrowing old models of training, and that was before 2020 disrupted everything,” said Hone CEO and Co-founder Tom Griffiths. “Remote work, employee wellbeing and conversations about race in the workplace are huge challenges for managers. We launched Membership to give anyone access to live expert classes in these areas, and the choice and convenience to pick what they want, from anywhere.”

Democratizing Interactive Leadership Training for the People

The first and only platform dedicated to live online training classes for people skills, Hone pairs best-in-class live instructors with a powerful technology platform to deliver engaging, synchronous online training and measure its impact. Individuals get a personalized learning journey that’s live and social. Organizations not only save time and money on training, but provide employees with a convenient, engaging development experience fit for the modern workplace. And anyone can sign up, meaning old barriers of needing to be a top executive or at a top company to get world-class training are removed.

Managers receive a personalized schedule of classes on topics from leading change and remote management to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging, attend 60-90-minute live sessions led by top executive coaches and receive a dashboard of progress. Hone delivers informative and data-driven reporting on training engagement and impact, enabling company leaders and managers alike to support employees’ ongoing growth.

Remote Work Increases the Reliance on Effective Leadership to Drive Employee Engagement

70 percent of employee engagement can be traced to direct managers. 74% of employees think their managers need upskilling or reskilling. Boosting manager performance is one of the most powerful levers to increase company performance. As more companies support remote workforces and navigate multiple crises simultaneously, the importance of good management has never been greater.

“Hone’s DEIB program provides leaders with actionable skills to cultivate equity and belonging in the workplace. It is an innovative and essential guide for leaders today, as they seek to support their teams while navigating key topics like racism and prejudice in the workplace,” said WE360 Founder and Connector-in-Chief Dominique Hollins.

To learn more about Hone, visit http://www.honehq.com/

About Hone

Hone is reimagining leadership and management training for the modern workplace. Launched in 2018 and headquartered in San Francisco and New York City, Hone’s mission is to democratize access to the world’s best learning experiences. As the first-ever platform for live online instructor-led training programs, Hone allows individuals and organizations of all sizes to level-up their leadership, management and people skills. For more information, visit www.honehq.com, and follow Hone on Twitter @honehq, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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