SumTotal offers talent, learning, recruitment, and workforce management in single suite


The expanded platform advances usability and functionality to enable employees to develop, lead, and achieve.

The talent management solutions provider, SumTotal, recently unveiled a range of new features and additions to the SumTotal Talent Expansion® Suite—the first in the industry to bring talent, learning, recruitment, and workforce management on one platform.

This release includes expanded access to learning content, enhancements to the visually engaging user interface, improved browsing and search capabilities, and deployment flexibility to meet the complex technical requirements of modern organisations, both in the cloud and on premise. The Suite simplifies and streamlines talent management for organisations and engages employees with innovative solutions to know, mobilise, develop, promote, reward, and incentivise global organisations of all sizes.

“Since the acquisition of SumTotal we have invested significantly in bringing a platform, that delivers rich functionality on a beautiful consumer-led experience, to the market. Last year, we brought learning and talent together in our Talent Expansion Suite and with this release, we have a unique proposition —delivering talent, learning, recruitment and  workforce management on a single, unified data SaaS platform,” said Bill Donoghue, chairman and CEO, Skillsoft.

“By bringing all the HCM components into one suite, we are addressing our clients and the market challenges of attracting, retaining, developing, and engaging this multigenerational workforce—delivering a state-of-the-market digital technology experience, with cutting edge functionality,” he added.

This release of the SumTotal Talent Expansion Suite features a number of new capabilities specifically created to allow organisations of all sizes to measure, understand, and maximise the performance of their global workforce, including

Career planning and job matching
Career planning: Advanced algorithms to support internal mobility, which recommends internal open jobs to employees that best fit their profile and career goals.
Job and competency matching: New competency metrics provide an at-a-glance dashboard, highlighting areas for development in both current jobs and jobs targeted as part of their career plans.

SumTotal Mobile
Smartphone-optimised access: Provides complete employee profile and resume information, including metrics and details of performance, goals, compensation, learning and development.
Seamless user experience for mobile learning: Users can now seamlessly download courses on the app and launch them offline, regardless of location.
Continuous performance feedback enhancements: With the new SumTotal Mobile App, managers and employees can provide and view feedback, anywhere, at any time.
Windows 10 and Windows Surface integration: Employees can now access content using Windows 10 on their laptop and Windows Surface devices—online and offline.

Next generation of performance management
New single dashboard: Now allows employees to easily review, search, and filter all feedback.
Connect feedback to development plans: Managers can provide feedback to select individuals, and can link users back to specific goals and competencies.

Learning process optimisation
Streamlined, form-based approvals: Allows organisations to optimise their learning management processes by supporting new forms-based approval workflows that comply with the SF182 and EHRI federal government standards.
Powerful content management tools: Administrative users can now easily publish, manage, and replace content without having to create a new version from scratch.

Workforce management
New appearance: Unified look and feel with single sign-on capabilities.
Workforce management enhancements: Simple streamlining of daily schedule and shift changes.
New single timeline for managing and completing tasks: New enterprise-search allows a single point for users to search.

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