Cornerstone OnDemand and TED Join Forces to Spark Innovation in Professional Learning and Development
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Cornerstone OnDemand and TED Join Forces 
to Spark Innovation in Professional Learning and Development 

Curated TED Talk playlists integrated within Cornerstone Learning enable organisations to instantly access new, innovative ideas and share knowledge across their workforce

SANTA MONICA, Calif.— June 24, 2015 — Cornerstone OnDemand (NASDAQ:CSOD), a global leader in cloud-based talent management software solutions, today announced the company is teaming with TED, the nonprofit global community devoted to spreading ideas, to deliver curated TED Talks to Cornerstone clients for a new, innovative approach to professional learning and development.

The first and only collaboration of its kind, Cornerstone clients now have the ability to provide their workforce with modern, mobile-enabled TED Talks from world-class leaders at the forefront of their fields from within Cornerstone Learning. Cornerstone’s collaborative learning functionality also allows organisations to enable peer-to-peer knowledge capture and discussions that can extend the learning impact of TED Talks. 

Watched and listened to more than 1 billion times this year, TED Talks introduce ideas that can help companies transform how their people think and work. Cornerstone clients will have access to a series of curated TED Talk playlists designed to address key business challenges in an innovative format that is unique, powerful and inspiring. 

With curated TED Talk playlists through Cornerstone:

•    Inspire Your Workforce. TED brings together the world’s most inspiring and ingenious people whose ideas can strengthen how professionals understand and think about the world around them. TED’s curation of talks on behalf of Cornerstone can help organisations generate excitement and engagement among employees, help management crystallise goals, start important conversations, and spark collaborations.

•    Provide the Best, Most Relevant Content. Organisations will gain access to the very best collections of TED Talks across a wide range of topics that are central to innovation and talent development, including change management, culture building, leadership, technology, globalisation, diversity and design. Playlists have been curated to reflect talks from visionary leaders across the most influential industries, such as healthcare, education, technology, manufacturing, finance and more.   

•    Amplify the Value of your Learning and Development Strategy. Employees can view TED Talks from within Cornerstone Learning, the global learning management system (LMS) for over 1,800 leading organisations. Integrating TED Talks into professional development curriculum allows organisations to inspire each individual employee at any stage in their career. Organisations can easily target and deliver learning and development to groups or individuals with the support of TED Talks and measure impact on workforce development from within Cornerstone. 

•    Watch and Share Instantly on Mobile: As smartphones emerge as the leading platform for watching video and Web content among busy professionals, TED Talks allow employees to consume and share content on their mobile devices while on the go.

Comments on the News

“TED Talks are brilliantly crafted and make an emotional connection with viewers. Their ability to convey innovative and complex ideas through powerful, first-person stories is the type of talent management content that can inspire and drive real change in the workforce,” said Kirsten Helvey, senior vice president, client success, Cornerstone OnDemand. “We are dedicated to helping people reach their potential by providing our clients with the most innovative talent management solutions that support their professional development and training initiatives.” 

“With the growing demand from companies for TED Talks, Cornerstone provides TED with the expertise and efficiency in reaching millions of learners in organisations across the globe that can benefit from our content,” said Deron Triff, TED’s director of global distribution and licensing. “This collaboration also provides TED with an important opportunity to understand how the talks can be utilised for professional development to strengthen how we collaborate with the business community. Cornerstone will be a great alliance for bringing TED Talks to companies and sparking innovation among their employees.”

Additional Resources

•    Learn more about curated TED Talk playlists for Cornerstone via the Cornerstone Marketplace: 

•    Read additional commentary by Cornerstone’s director of talent management, Jeff Miller, on the value and influence of TED Talks for empowering today’s workforce via the Cornerstone blog: 

About Cornerstone OnDemand
Cornerstone OnDemand (NASDAQ: CSOD) is a global leader in cloud-based learning and talent management software. The company has pioneered solutions to help organisations realise the potential of a new world workforce. From recruitment, onboarding, training and collaboration, to performance management, compensation, succession planning and analytics, Cornerstone empowers a lifetime of learning and development that is fundamental to the growth of employees and organisations.

Based in Santa Monica, California, the company’s solutions are used by more than 2,200 clients worldwide, spanning more than 19.1 million users across 191 countries and 42 languages. To learn more about Cornerstone, visit us on Twitter, Facebook and our blog.


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