Press release

Cornerstone Unveils New Products That Bring Learning to Employees Where and How They Work

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(NASDAQ: CSOD), a global leader in cloud-based learning,
talent management and talent experience software, today announced
several new products to help organizations more effectively train and
develop their teams by integrating learning directly into employees’
flow of work. These new products include:

  • A Cornerstone for Salesforce learning integration, that enables
    Salesforce users to access Cornerstone’s best-in-class learning
    software and modern training content without leaving
  • Cornerstone Create, a product that helps organizations quickly
    develop, publish and manage their own mobile-friendly Microlearning®
  • Express Class, a tool that allows managers to quickly create
    and administer informal, impromptu trainings within the Cornerstone
    Learning Management System (LMS)

Today’s workforce is facing a unique paradigm. Major advancements in
technology and automation are changing the way people work, rapidly
requiring employees to develop new skills. According to a recent report
from the Society of Human Resource Management, 83 percent of
organizations had trouble recruiting suitable candidates in the past
year and 75 percent believe they are experiencing difficulty because
there is a shortage of candidate skills available.1

While this pressure to develop new skills is mounting, today’s employees
are often working more than 40 hours a week and are continually
bombarded with tangential emails and last-minute requests. A recent
survey from LinkedIn found that today’s employees spend one third of
their day on emails that have little or nothing to do with their jobs.2
As a result, they are left with minimal time to broaden their skill set.

“Giving your employees the opportunity to upskill is a must for every
organization in the world – no matter the industry or size,” said Adam
Miller, founder and CEO, Cornerstone. “Business leaders should be
looking for ways to create cultures of learning, where learning is more
accessible within employees’ everyday jobs. One of the most effective
ways to learn is when training is integrated into daily workflow so that
the right skills are developed at the right time and in the right way to
ensure those new skills stick.”

As the global leader in cloud-based learning, Cornerstone is launching
several new products and enhancements within the Cornerstone
suite and its subscription-based content offering, Content
, to help employees learn where and how they already work.

Integrated Learning within Salesforce

Many of the world’s leading companies use Salesforce software to operate
their sales, services and partner teams every single day. Enabling these
employees with learning opportunities where they already spend most of
their time is one of the most effective ways to increase the adoption
and immediate application of learning content.

With the new Cornerstone for Salesforce learning integration, Salesforce
users can now access best-in-class learning software and modern training
content without leaving their system of productivity. Whether
organizations use learning content from other systems, or pre-curated
content subscriptions from Content Anytime, courses can be surfaced,
taken and completed within the application. This enables
employees with access to the learning they need at the moment they need
it, and immediately take action on what they’ve learned. Specific
learning functionality within the integration includes:

  • Single Sign-on Access: Organizations can reduce the need for
    multiple applications and increase the likelihood of learning content
    adoption by allowing their employees to access Cornerstone Learning
    directly through
  • Customized Learning Design: Organizations can drive higher
    adoption of learning content by surfacing learning modules on any page.
  • Existing Content Access: Organizations can surface any content
    from Cornerstone’s best-in-class Learning Management System directly
    within Salesforce to ensure compliance, skills, product or other
    training is more likely to be adopted.
  • Modern Content Subscriptions: Organizations can reduce the
    amount of time creating, searching for and managing content from
    distributed vendors. Now, they can access Content Anytime directly
    within to upskill their teams with intelligently curated
    content subscriptions and playlists that feature modern content
    focused on industry topics, specific skills and business needs.

Create Microlearning Content At Scale

Microlearning® content is proving to be an effective way to bring short,
focused learning to employees in the flow of work at the moment of need.
Research shows that 8 out of 10 learning and development professionals
favor Microlearning® because it is proven to create higher levels of

As more organizations start offering their employees Microlearning®
content, they also see the value in creating their own short-form
trainings, particularly when they need to share unique, tailored content
with their employees. With Cornerstone Create (formerly Grovo Create)
organizations can quickly develop, publish and manage mobile-friendly
Microlearning® content that is directly integrated into Cornerstone’s
content catalog, as well as customize all Grovo content exclusively
purchased through Cornerstone. Leveraging an easy-to-use authoring
template, Cornerstone Create removes the barriers associated with
content creation, simplifying the development and delivery of
flow-of-work Microlearning®.

Quickly Capture Impromptu Training

For many organizations, informal training is the most common type of
training that occurs in the flow of work. However, given the impromptu
nature of informal training, it can be difficult to record and track. To
ensure this type of training is captured, Cornerstone has released
Express Class, a tool that allows managers to quickly create and
administer impromptu training within the Cornerstone LMS.

With Express Class, managers can input a new training at any time, add
training attendees individually or in bulk, administer training
on-the-spot and capture training credits – all from any device. Express
Class reduces the amount of time and effort needed to capture the type
of training that naturally occurs in the workplace.

Additional Resources

About Cornerstone

Cornerstone was founded with a passion for empowering people through
learning and a conviction that people should be your organization’s
greatest competitive advantage. Cornerstone is a global human capital
management leader with a core belief that companies thrive when they
help their employees to realize their potential. Putting this belief
into practice, Cornerstone offers solutions to help companies
strategically manage and continuously develop their talent throughout
the entire employee lifecycle. Featuring comprehensive recruiting,
personalized learning, development-driven performance management, and
holistic HR planning, Cornerstone’s human capital management platform is
successfully used by more than 3,500 global clients of all sizes,
spanning more than 42 million users across 192 countries and 43
languages. Learn more at

1 SHRM, The
Global Skills Shortage
, 2019
2 LinkedIn, Workplace
Learning Report
, 2019
of Applied Psychology
, 2018