Triple Creek, the market leader for enterprise knowledge sharing software, announces River, designed to create efficient, competency-based learning networks across an organization.
River fills a significant gap in the social tool market, going beyond simple file sharing and the friends-and-chatter paradigm. Intended to complement a company's current talent management infrastructure, River offers an efficient way to make meaningful learning connections for a variety of purposes -- such as support for learning programs and on-the-job performance, peer-to-peer and work team collaboration, employee development, leadership and high-potential coaching, and onboarding.
According to 2013 predictions for the HR, talent, and learning market just released by Bersin by Deloitte, "The challenge of finding people with the right skills in the right place drives many of our predictions for the coming year." (Predictions for 2013: Corporate Talent, Leadership, and HR - Nexus of Global Forces Drives New Model for Talent, Josh Bersin, January 2013.)
River differs from other social tools in these key ways:
- Smart connection recommendations based on individuals' competencies, experience levels, availability, and other filtering options.
- Reports and dashboards to track employee adoption and use, organizational knowledge sharing activities, and competency weaknesses and strengths across the organization.
- Features to facilitate employee-initiated connections, manager-directed engagements for direct reports, and administrator-generated groups for various business and training initiatives.
"Most companies are still struggling to make collaboration and knowledge sharing more efficient and meaningful. This is a huge opportunity for learning and talent executives to bring significant value to the business," said Donald H. Taylor, chairman of the international Learning and Performance Institute and the upcoming Learning Technologies Conference. Triple Creek will debut River at the Learning Technologies Conference in London, January 29-30.