By combining scientifically validated assessments with AI-driven learning pathways, the two companies aim to help organizations transform the way employees learn, reduce L&D spend and boost employee engagement
Press release: Kuala Lumpur, June 09, 2021: Accendo Technologies, a leading cloud-based talent intelligence platform, announced a partnership with Degreed, the global learning experience, and upskilling platform, to transform the way organizations deliver learning to their employees. The partnership aims to hyper-personalized learning, help organizations reduce overall L&D spend, and boost employee engagement.
Organizations are facing a significant challenge in upskilling their employees ready for fast-changing business needs, while also keeping them engaged and motivated. Traditional approaches to learning have relied upon giving employees access to multiple learning resources, including classroom, virtual and digital content. However, these approaches are not necessarily linked to an employee’s career goals and aspirations, leading ROI to remain questionable. Learning also remains siloed and completion rates are poor. The pandemic has exacerbated these challenges due to tightening budgets, falling engagement levels, and poor business/learning alignment.
To address these challenges, organizations need a new approach to L&D – one that hyper-personalizes learning, making learning available in the flow of work, and linking it to career progression. According to Andrew Worsdell, Director Channel EMEA & APAC at Degreed, “The Accendo and Degreed partnership fills a key gap in identifying an individual’s learning needs and connecting this to their career goals. In this way, individuals will be empowered with learning content that’s relevant to their roles and aspirations. This makes learning much more engaging to each employee, driving up engagement and completion rates. By providing tailored learning opportunities, employers can ensure that every course, content, and pathway builds the exact skills their business — and their people — need to succeed in the future.”
Accendo’s Talent Intelligence platform provides organizations with a single-window into an organization’s most important asset – its people. More than 35 corporates across Asia rely on Accendo to gain better insights into their employees. Speaking about the new partnership, Sharma Lachu, Founder & CEO of Accendo, commented that “Organizations need help in shifting to a post-Covid approach to talent management. This partnership with Degreed is designed specifically to help organizations relook at the employee experience, and transform it into something that is hyper-personalized and directly linked to each employee’s growth and career aspirations. We are extremely pleased to have Degreed as a valued channel partner in our mission to help each individual be the best version of themselves.”
Accendo is part of the prestigious GAIN program run by MDEC, the Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation, an SAP partner solution, is part of the Training Industry’s assessment companies watchlist for 2021, and was featured in the Gartner report for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) solution providers.
Accendo is a Talent Intelligence Platform that helps organizations revolutionize how to attract, assess, align, develop and retain top talent, both within and outside the company. The company’s cloud platform enables organizations to run entire talent journeys that include conducting assessments, obtaining meaningful insights for strategic decision support, and crafting learning journeys and career paths for individual employees. Accendo is reimagining how talent assessments are used through an impactful combination of data science, intelligent analytics, process efficiency, and user experience. Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the company services leading corporates across a wide cross-section of industries, with needs for succession planning, graduate hiring programs, HiPo identification, promotions, recruitment, and talent optimization.
Degreed is the workforce upskilling platform for one in three Fortune 50 companies. We connect all your learning, talent development, and internal mobility opportunities to intelligence on the skills your business needs next. And we do it all in one simple, fluid, skill-building experience that’s powered by your people’s expertise and interests. So you can transform your workforce from within. Founded in 2012, Degreed is headquartered in Pleasanton, California, with additional offices in Salt Lake City, New York, London, Amsterdam, and Brisbane.