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Unified SumTotal Suite Enables Digital Workforce to Develop, Lead, and Achieve

We just unveiled a range of new features and additions to our SumTotal Talent Expansion® Suite. What do these enhancements mean? As well as supporting our mission to deliver beautiful technology,

We just unveiled a range of new features and additions to our SumTotal Talent Expansion® Suite.

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What do these enhancements mean?

As well as supporting our mission to deliver beautiful technology, they mean we can stay true to our commitment to empower employees – allowing them to become more informed, engaged, and better able to take ownership of their own career paths.

How?

By giving you and your employees:

1.      Enhanced Career Planning and Job Matching capabilities.

Employees are a company’s single most important resource. With these enhancements, we’re introducing new capabilities which will enable employees to feel more engaged, while simultaneously making them their company’s biggest ambassador.

For instance, career maps are created which will identify the steps needed to be taken to progress and what, if any, gaps exist that could hinder such progression. We also added new dashboards, which provide at-a-glance competency metrics that highlight any areas that need developing in both the current position and any role targeted as part of their career path.

This enhancement is invaluable not only because it will help HR departments demonstrate their commitment to employee retention and progression, but it demonstrates it to their employees as well. This also feeds into the goal of encouraging internal mobility – employees will remain loyal if they can see a clear path for progression within and enabled by their organization.

2.      The full benefits of Mobility

With the new SumTotal Mobile App, managers and employees can learn, manage, and give feedback, anywhere at any time.  Accessible anytime is everything from a complete employee profile to compensation and performance details to the ability to provide continuous feedback to colleagues. What’s more, employees can now access content using Windows 10 on their laptop and Windows Surface devices either online or offline.
Gone are the days of yearly reviews. This is the era of mini-reviews.

This 24/7 accessibility means users- at every level- can easily request and provide feedback “in the moment” via a tablet, smartphone, or laptop, regardless of location or time. For managers, it means they have constant feedback at their fingertips on individuals – information that allows managers to have continuous conversations on both positive comments, but also improvements an employee can make. In real-time.  Talk about optimizing your workforce!

3.      A streamlined and unified Workforce Management (WFM) user experience

We’ve given our WFM a new appearance, making it easier to use with a single sign-on and a new unified look and feel. We’ve also made it easier to integrate daily shifts and schedule changes and given you a new single timeline for managing and completing tasks.

By giving everyone a single point to search for other employees, reports, or activities we are using technology to do what it does best – improve and increase efficiencies in workflow. This will then, hopefully, translate to a correlating improvement in the organization’s efficiencies and output. Making it a win-win for everyone.

3 Ways Mobile is Integrating into the Workforce

For many of us, mobile technology has become the center of our world. In fact in 2013, mobile became the first technology to outnumber humans.

Mobile is omnipresent, influencing both our personal and professional lives by giving us immediate and constant access to family, friends and peers through email, social networks and thousands of applications. […]

For many of us, mobile technology has become the center of our world. In fact in 2013, mobile became the first technology to outnumber humans.

Mobile is omnipresent, influencing both our personal and professional lives by giving us immediate and constant access to family, friends and peers through email, social networks and thousands of applications. (more…)

Mobile Learning & the Future Workforce: It is Closer Than You Think

By now, we are all well aware of the impact mobile technology has had on society. Whether it’s iPhones or tablets or the rising use of social media hashtags in marketing; the influence mobile has had on our daily lives can be seen in every direction.  […]

By now, we are all well aware of the impact mobile technology has had on society. Whether it’s iPhones or tablets or the rising use of social media hashtags in marketing; the influence mobile has had on our daily lives can be seen in every direction. According to Cisco, as of end of 2013, there are more mobile devices on the earth than people.

One of the areas in society most affected by mobile technology has been education. (more…)