All Posts in News

January 28, 2019 - No Comments!

KNOLSKAPE signs 70 new clients in 2018

Growth 2018

KNOLSKAPE, an end-to-end learning and assessment platform for accelerated employee development closes 2018 with a roster of 70 new clients. The customers signed on during the year are headquartered in USA, Singapore, Malaysia, China and India. KNOLSKAPE now works with over 370 large corporations across 25 countries.

This continued company momentum speaks to significant market opportunity and demand for the new-age, integrated experiential learning and assessment solutions delivered by KNOLSKAPE. In 2018, the organization has expanded its suite of learning solutions with self-paced learning courses and assessment solutions with Harrison Assessments for workplace personality assessment, and business alliances across Australia, Japan, Mexico, Nigeria, UAE, China and various South-East Asian countries.

"Our rapid growth is the result of our dominant position in the experiential leadership development space and our emergence as leaders in digital transformation solutions, both massive markets. Through our relentless focus on customer success and product innovation, we have become one of the fastest growing learning and development companies in the world, trusted by 370 large corporations across industries and geographies,” said Rajiv Jayaraman, Founder & CEO of KNOLSKAPE. "Over the past year, we have invested heavily in building partner networks that is not only critical for our business growth, but more importantly, allows us to help more organizations optimize their employee development practices and prepare for the digital age.”

As part of this tremendous growth, KNOLSKAPE has achieved a number of other major milestones, including:

  1. Completion of 10 years of service to transforming the landscape of corporate learning and assessment
  2. Accolades - Great Place to Work® certification, named as a Deloitte Fast 500 company, 4th year of Brandon Hall Awards, first award for KNOLSKAPE’s trademarked Digital BLUR Solution, and named a Global Top 20 Gamification company
  3. Thought leadership portfolio – KNOLSKAPE Insights Centre was set-up which pioneers research catered to Business, HR and Talent Development communities, spanning topics at the intersection of Digital Technology, Learning, Leadership and Organizational Culture. This body has already published 4 well-received reports

Know more about KNOLSKAPE or contact us for personalized solutions to your organization’s employee development requirements.

About KNOLSKAPE

KNOLSKAPE is an end-to-end learning and assessment platform for accelerated employee development. Our core belief is that desired business outcomes are achieved best when learning needs are aligned with business requirements, but traditional methodologies for capability development require a new, more updated approach. Keeping with this philosophy, we offer engaging, immersive and experiential learning and assessment solutions - strategy cascading, business acumen, change management, leadership pipeline, digital capabilities and talent assessments. Leveraging a blended omni-channel delivery model, KNOLSKAPE offers instructor-led classroom sessions, live virtual sessions and self-paced courses to suit every learning need.

More than 300 clients in 25 countries have benefited from KNOLSKAPE's award-winning experiential solutions. A 120+ strong team based out of offices in Singapore, India, Malaysia, and USA serves a rapidly growing global client base across industries such as banking and finance, consulting, IT, FMCG, retail, manufacturing, infrastructure, pharmaceuticals, engineering, auto, government and academia.

A certified Great Place to Work® company, KNOLSKAPE is also a global Top 20 gamification company and Deloitte Technology Fast 500 company, recipient of numerous Brandon Hall awards, and has been recognized as a company to watch for in the Talent Management Space, by Frost & Sullivan, and as a disruptor in the learning space, by Bersin by Deloitte.

 

  • Subscribe to Our Blog

  • Connect With Us

  • January 25, 2019 - Comments Off on Another year of record growth – KNOLSKAPE 2018

    Another year of record growth – KNOLSKAPE 2018

    2018 has been an amazing year for us. We’ve worked hard, had some fun, and been abundantly rewarded. We now have a platform to achieve greater things this year. Here’s a look at KNOLSKAPE 2018:

    Growth summary

    December 20, 2018 - No Comments!

    Peter Drucker Graduate School uses KNOLSKAPE simulations for Organizational Development and Change Management Certificate Program conducted in collaboration with Landers & Marks OD Consulting

    Partners

    Landers and Marks OD Consulting and KNOLSKAPE are proud to announce a global alliance for a Certificate Program in Organization Development and Change Leadership offered by the Peter Drucker Graduate School of Management. The certificate program, developed by Landers & Marks, in collaboration with the Drucker Graduate School, is the most comprehensive on the topic offered anywhere in the world. The certificate program will leverage KNOLSKAPE’s change simulations.

    The world has become a highly volatile business environment. Changes are occurring in technology, ecology, finance, politics and moreover which, companies have little or no control. By becoming more adaptable and flexible, by learning how to quickly and effectively lead change, executives and leaders can keep their companies viable and competitive. Learning to effectively plan and lead change provides a competitive advantage in the short-term as well as the long run.

    According to Dr. Liron Marks, CEO of Landers & Marks OD Consulting, “The Landers & Marks and KNOLSKAPE partnership leverages the 40+ years of organization development and change leadership expertise of Landers & Marks with the proprietary online learning technology of KNOLSKAPE enabling managers and change leaders throughout the world to gain access to contemporary change management thought and practices. When the prestige and knowledge base of the Drucker Graduate School are added to the equation, the value proposition of the alliance makes it best in class. That’s what the Certificate in OD and Change Leadership delivers.”

    “KNOLSKAPE’s online change simulations add a mastery dimension to the Certificate Program that few if any, other universities can offer. KNOLSKAPE possesses a state-of-the-art online training delivery system services more than 300 clients in twenty-five countries. Landers & Marks adds cutting-edge change leadership content to KNOLSKAPE’s training database. Together, we envision reaching new clients in new countries and improving their ability to effectively plan and lead change,” adds Rajiv Jayaraman, Founder & CEO of KNOLSKAPE.

    In addition to the Peter Drucker Graduate School of Management, Landers & Marks is also aligned with the Peter Drucker Societies, which are active in over a dozen countries.

    About Landers & Marks OD Consulting

    Landers & Marks OD Consulting, LLC was established in February 2017 by Alan Landers and Liron Marks. L&M ODC represents the continuation of an OD and Training consultancy that began in 1989. Together, Alan and Liron bring 50 years of OD and change leadership experience. They have worked across 15 industries with organizations ranging from Fortune 100s to small nonprofits.
    Their partners include the Peter Drucker Graduate School of Management, KNOLSKAPE, and other multinational learning organizations from Asia to Europe, all dedicated to the education and development of working professionals.

    About KNOLSKAPE

    KNOLSKAPE is an end-to-end learning and assessment platform for accelerated employee development. Our core belief is that desired business outcomes are achieved best when learning needs are aligned with business requirements, but traditional methodologies for capability development require a new, more updated approach. Keeping with this philosophy, we offer engaging, immersive and experiential learning and assessment solutions - strategy cascading, business acumen, change management, leadership pipeline, digital capabilities and talent assessments. Leveraging a blended omni-channel delivery model, KNOLSKAPE offers instructor-led classroom sessions, live virtual sessions and self-paced courses to suit every learning need.

    More than 300 clients in 25 countries have benefited from KNOLSKAPE's award-winning experiential solutions. A 120+ strong team based out of offices in Singapore, India, Malaysia, and USA serves a rapidly growing global client base across industries such as banking and finance, consulting, IT, FMCG, retail, manufacturing, infrastructure, pharmaceuticals, engineering, auto, government and academia.

    A certified Great Place to Work® company, KNOLSKAPE is also a global Top 20 gamification company and Deloitte Technology Fast 500 company, recipient of numerous Brandon Hall awards, and has been recognized as a company to watch for in the Talent Management Space, by Frost & Sullivan, and as a disruptor in the learning space, by Bersin by Deloitte.

  • Subscribe to Our Blog

  • Connect With Us

  • December 12, 2018 - No Comments!

    KNOLSKAPE named a Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ Company

    Deloitte Banner

    KNOLSKAPE, an end-to-end learning and assessment platform for accelerated employee development has been named a Deloitte APAC Fast 500 Company in the Technology sector. Standing at position no. 194, KNOLSKAPE has a reported revenue growth of 401% between 2016 and 2018.

    The Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ award program assesses organizations across a variety of industries based in Australia, China (including Hong Kong), India, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore and Taiwan, that combine technological innovation, entrepreneurship and rapid growth, and are transforming the way business is done today.

    “KNOLSKAPE started with the goal to transform the landscape of learning and development. In the ten years since, we have evolved significantly, to include more technology-based solutions, assessment solutions and even a framework to help organizations succeed in the digital age,” says Rajiv Jayaraman, CEO and Founder of KNOLSKAPE. “To be recognized for our work is exhilarating. Our 350+ clients across 25 countries have helped us get to where we are today, and our sights are set even higher now.”

    KNOLSKAPE has previously also been recognized a Top HR Disruptor in the Learning Space by Bersin by Deloitte. Recently, the company has also been certified as a Great Place to Work®, won a Brandon Hall Technology award for its Digital BLUR™ solution, and named a Global Top 20 Gamification company for the fourth time.

    Visit KNOLSKAPE to know more.

     

    About KNOLSKAPE

    KNOLSKAPE is an end-to-end learning and assessment platform for accelerated employee development. Our core belief is that desired business outcomes are achieved best when learning needs are aligned with business requirements, but traditional methodologies for capability development require a new, more updated approach. Keeping with this philosophy, we offer engaging, immersive and experiential learning and assessment solutions - strategy cascading, business acumen, change management, leadership pipeline, digital capabilities and talent assessments. Leveraging a blended omni-channel delivery model, KNOLSKAPE offers instructor-led classroom sessions, live virtual sessions and self-paced courses to suit every learning need.

    More than 300 clients in 25 countries have benefited from KNOLSKAPE's award-winning experiential solutions. A 120+ strong team based out of offices in Singapore, India, Malaysia, and USA serves a rapidly growing global client base across industries such as banking and finance, consulting, IT, FMCG, retail, manufacturing, infrastructure, pharmaceuticals, engineering, auto, government and academia.

    A certified Great Place to Work® company, KNOLSKAPE is also a global Top 20 gamification company and Deloitte Technology Fast 500 company, recipient of numerous Brandon Hall awards, and has been recognized as a company to watch for in the Talent Management Space, by Frost & Sullivan, and as a disruptor in the learning space, by Bersin by Deloitte.

  • Subscribe to Our Blog

  • Connect With Us

  • December 12, 2018 - No Comments!

    KNOLSKAPE wins Brandon Hall Excellence award for the 4th year.

    BrandonHallA

    KNOLSKAPE, an end-to-end learning and assessment platform for accelerated employee development wins its first ever award for its Digital BLUR™ solution, with a bronze from Brandon Hall in the Best Advance in Unique Learning Technology category. Created by KNOLSKAPE, Digital BLUR™ is a framework geared to help organizations navigate the disruptions and prepare the organization for success in the Digital Age. This is the fourth year the organization is winning a Brandon Hall Award.

    The Brandon Hall award was judged on criteria such as Product Innovation, Product features, Unique Differentiators, Value Proposition, and Measurable Results, which awarded KNOLSKAPE a bronze award for the Digital BLUR™ solution deployed at a private sector bank.

    “We have been working on the Digital BLUR™ concept for nearly two years now, based on conversations we have had with customers and research on the trends and challenges that digital disruption is creating. Winning a Brandon Hall award for something that we developed in-house is testimony to the effectiveness of the Digital BLUR™ solution. We look forward to helping more organizations navigate the Digital Age with our solution”, says Rajiv Jayaraman, CEO and Founder of KNOLSKAPE.

    Digital is core to business – Board members are tracking it and companies are willing to pay more for it. However, employees, HR teams and Business alike are fraught with uncertainty and uneasiness. The KNOLSKAPE ‘Clearing the Digital BLUR™’ solution gives them the methodology to solve their problems. Digital BLUR™ is a veritable guide for organizations to navigate the strategic challenges of the digital age. This is an academy, not a solution – it is end-to-end, and baked in for the entire organization

    Jayaraman is also in the process of publishing a book on Digital BLUR™, slated to release in early 2019. KNOLSKAPE closes 2018 with a major haul of awards and recognitions such as a Great Place to Work® in India for 2018-2019, Deloitte Fast 500 company in APAC and Top 20 Gamification Company in the World to name a few.

    About KNOLSKAPE

    KNOLSKAPE is an end-to-end learning and assessment platform for accelerated employee development. Our core belief is that desired business outcomes are achieved best when learning needs are aligned with business requirements, but traditional methodologies for capability development require a new, more updated approach. Keeping with this philosophy, we offer engaging, immersive and experiential learning and assessment solutions - strategy cascading, business acumen, change management, leadership pipeline, digital capabilities and talent assessments. Leveraging a blended omni-channel delivery model, KNOLSKAPE offers instructor-led classroom sessions, live virtual sessions and self-paced courses to suit every learning need.

    More than 300 clients in 25 countries have benefited from KNOLSKAPE's award-winning experiential solutions. A 120+ strong team based out of offices in Singapore, India, Malaysia, and USA serves a rapidly growing global client base across industries such as banking and finance, consulting, IT, FMCG, retail, manufacturing, infrastructure, pharmaceuticals, engineering, auto, government and academia.

    A certified Great Place to Work® company, KNOLSKAPE is also a global Top 20 gamification company and Deloitte Technology Fast 500 company, recipient of numerous Brandon Hall awards, and has been recognized as a company to watch for in the Talent Management Space, by Frost & Sullivan, and as a disruptor in the learning space, by Bersin by Deloitte.

  • Subscribe to Our Blog

  • Connect With Us

  • November 12, 2018 - No Comments!

    KNOLSKAPE Named 2018 Global Top Gamification Company

    KNOLSKAPE_Training_industry_award_PR_banner

    Raleigh, NC – October 25, 2018 – Training Industry today announced that KNOLSKAPE has been selected for inclusion in the Training Industry Top 20 list for the Gamification sector of the learning and development market. Training Industry, the leading research and information resource for corporate learning leaders, prepares Training Industry Top 20 and Training Industry Watch List reports on critical sectors of the training marketplace, to better inform professionals about the best and most innovative providers of training services and technologies.

    View the 2018 Top 20 Gamification Companies

    “The companies named on the Top 20 Gamification Companies list are selected after an assessment of their gamification features and capabilities; the innovativeness of their offerings; and an evaluation of their scope, size and growth potential,” said Ken Taylor, president of Training Industry, Inc. “KNOLSKAPE qualified to be included as an industry leader based on the effectiveness of its client work in the past year, the extent of its geographic reach and the breadth of its client portfolio for gamification.”

    “KNOLSKAPE has developed gamified learning solutions to help businesses manage digital disruption, especially as it affects human resources and human capital development,” said Danielle Draewell, market research analyst at Training Industry, Inc. “Our analysis of KNOLSKAPE found it to be among the leaders of the Gamification space in the corporate training industry.”

    The Training Industry Top 20 list and the Training Industry Watch List for the Gamification sector, with brief company profiles and links to contact the listed companies, can be found at trainingindustry.com.

    October 22, 2018 - No Comments!

    KNOLSKAPE is now GDPR compliant

    KNOLSKAPE is now GDPR compliant

    Bengaluru India, Monday, October 22, 2018: KNOLSKAPE, an end-to-end learning and assessment platform for accelerated employee development is a deemed GDPR complaint company for client data collection, analysis and protection. KNOLSKAPE is one of the early adopters of GDPR compliance outside the European Union. All KNOLSKAPE learning and talent assessment platforms and products are now GDPR compliant.

    Keeping customer and regulatory requirements in mind, KNOLSKAPE employed a specialized risk and compliance consulting company to help accelerate the conformity to GDPR guidelines for all critical processes and functions encompassing – Human Resource Management, Finance & Legal, Product Development, Infrastructure, Instructional Design & Content Management, Customer Success & Facilitation, Sales, Solution Consulting & Marketing.

    Commenting on successfully completing the compliance, Rajiv Jayaraman, CEO and Co-founder, KNOLSKAPE said “KNOLSKAPE has significantly expanded its global delivery capability to cover all continents. Therefore, securing GDPR compliance to continue serving our growing customer base has been an organizational priority. We are very pleased with our efforts to ensure the necessary process changes to adhere to the regulation.

    Irrespective of the size of the company, The European Union drafted the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) mandate to be followed by any organization catering to a resident or citizen of the European Union. It applies to the following cases-

    •        A company employing residents or citizens of European nations.
    •        A client is a resident, citizen or registered company of the European Union
    •        The company’s client employs citizen or residents of EU.

    Source: This Week India

    October 12, 2018 - No Comments!

    L&D function not yet viewed as a strategic arm: Report

    L&D function not yet viewed as a strategic arm: Report

    A latest research by KNOLSKAPE throws light on the state of L&D in India, APAC and UAE and reveals that while 70% of L&D and talent leaders may ensure alignment of their L&D plan with firm strategy, mission and vision, only 65% of leaders believe their learning strategy is agile.

    The learning and assessment platform, KNOLSKAPE has unveiled its recent report on L&D titled, “Bridging the Outcome Gap” for India, APAC and UAE and has made some interesting revelations. While 78 percent of respondents believe that their Learning and Development (L&D) plan is in line with their business strategy, only 56 percent of respondents agree that the L&D function is viewed as a strategic arm of their organization.

    The report also reflects on the scalability of L&D solutions and emphasizes the importance of measuring L&D ROI.

    Here are a few insights from the report:

    L&D strategy: Alignment and scalability

    The study gauged the intent of aligning learning needs to business requirements and found that over 70 percent of L&D and talent leaders may ensure alignment of their L&D plan with firm strategy, mission and vision, and help in syncing with the annual plan. Further, 75 percent of respondents agreed that L&D planning happens concurrently with the annual planning cycle. However, despite putting so much effort on planning, only 65 percent of leaders believe their learning strategy is agile and adaptive to changes in the external environment.

    Is L&D considered a top strategic priority?

    While skilling should be the key focus area in the rapidly changing business environment, L&D still misses to be in the top priority list for organizations. Only 56 percent of the professionals agree that the L&D function is viewed as a strategic arm of their organization and not merely a cost-center.

    As per another interesting insight, the majority of the respondents (86 percent) said that when the Training Need Analysis (TNA) is crafted, inputs of key business stakeholders are taken into consideration. However, only 65 percent of them believe that leaders in their firm understand how training delivers intended business outcomes.

    The link between learning interventions and performance

    59 percent of the leaders feel that learning interventions at their organization help employees fulfill their current KPIs.

    How are organizations calculating L&D ROI?

    While up to 65 percent of professionals agree to utilize the 70-20-10 approach to learning, only 17% of respondents utilize up to level 4 (results) of Kirkpatrick’s model for learning impact assessment. Additionally, about 60 percent of formal learning in organizations is still facilitated through classroom learning or web-ex.

    How capable are the L&D teams?

    L&D professionals need to be equipped and trained in business nuances which can help them align business objectives with training needs of an organization. However, the report shows a gap. While 67 percent of the respondents agree that their L&D team can anticipate the training required to meet the future demands, only 44 percent of respondents feel the L&D team can state the financial performance of their company.

    To be able to deliver a well-aligned business strategy, the L&D team needs to build its own capabilities and get familiar with the business nuances and the changing demands. The more aware the L&D teams, the more relevant the learning interventions may become.

    Source: People Matters

    September 26, 2018 - No Comments!

    KNOLSKAPE, CII-SNCEL partner to launch First Time Manager Program

    KNOLSKAPE, CII-SNCEL partner to launch First Time Manager Program

    Learners will develop sufficient knowledge, comprehend, practice and apply the competencies they are expected to display as managers. 

    KNOLSKAPE, an end-to-end learning and assessment platform for accelerated employee development has partnered with CII to train first time managers.

    As individuals progress in their careers, the shift from a team member to a team leader brings not just more responsibility, but a need for change in the way one manages different stakeholders. The First Time Manager Program by CII, powered by KNOLSKAPE, aims to help high potential employees to take on leadership roles, address challenges and worries during the transition, and preparing new managers for a smooth passage into their new role, helping them get off to a good start.

    At the end of this program, learners will develop sufficient knowledge, comprehend, practice and apply the competencies they are expected to display as managers.

    The pilot batch of the program launched on 6th September, 2018 at the CII – Suresh Neotia Centre of Excellence for Leadership in Kolkata with 20 participants from organizations such as PACCAR Industries, Narayana Hrudalaya, Voith Paper Technology (India) Private Limited, and Imerys Steelcasting india Pvt. Ltd. The four-month-long program, designed and delivered by KNOLSKAPE, is a combination of simulation-driven classroom sessions to be held in Kolkata and MCQ-based assessments addressing 8 competencies:
    •       Master class 1: Influencing and Collaboration.
    •       Master class 2: People Acumen, managing performance and coaching.
    •       Master class 3: Managerial Communication and contextual leadership.
    •       Master class 4: Building trust and relationship.

    KNOLSKAPE will deploy its AktivLearn gamified learning and assessment platform for the four-month managerial training certificate program. The program will culminate in a graduation ceremony where learners will be awarded certificates to mark their readiness as managers.

    Commenting on their partnership with KNOLSKAPE, Indrani Kar, Head – CII-Suresh Neotia Centre of Excellence for Leadership said “With the core purpose to serve as a facilitator for development of leadership skills, attributes and business processes within organization and the ecosystem through education, training, knowledge creation/dissemination, the CII-SNCEL has partnered with KNOLSKAPE to embark on a unique program for First Time Managers. This program is designed to support managerial capability building by focusing on skills necessary to graduate from an individual contributor to a team leader towards driving high performance. The program will also equip debutant managers with all the real-life skills necessary for managing the new age fluid team structures.”

    Co-curating the managerial certificate program with CII, Rajiv Jayaraman, CEO and Co-founder KNOLSKAPE said “Our partnership with CII is a great forum to arm first time managers with collaborative managerial competencies and people skills. Through the platform we look forward to address and fulfill the skill gap for our first-time managers.”

    Source: Computer World from IDG