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A platform built by HR, for HR​

We know we're not your only option for HR tech, but we do know how we stack up against our competitors, and how we've solved the most common problems their users have. Maybe you're using an “AI Matchmaker” without much employee engagement, or you're getting stuck with a “DOA Data” system - see how our People Success OS directly addresses your frustrations with your current systems below.

LMS tech hasn’t always kept up with developments in the field, rapid digitization, and the increasing desire for a clear learning path - leaving the onus on HR teams to cobble learning & development together themselves.

SkillCycle's

Learning Experience Platform

SkillCycle is grounded on the premise that the 1:1 relationship a coach and learner can develop is the key to personal and business growth. Your employees can view a list of 150+ accredited coaches, filter by their self-identified growth area, and then interview coaches to see if they click, what learning styles they can accommodate, and if they feel like their growth trajectory would be supported by one coach best.

Personalized learning journeys are important to incoming workers, with Gen Z & millennial professionals saying it’s a top priority for them when choosing an employer. Our platform was built with this personalized journey at the forefront, allowing learners to work with their self-selected coach 1:1 on their goals, competencies, and the tools and lessons they need to push themselves and your company forward – no HR oversight required.

Initially built as a platform to connect employees to skilled coaches, SkillCycle evolved quickly into an all-in-one platform that ties together the four pillars of HR tech: coaching, a learning & development platform, workforce insights, and performance management. We’ve built this tech to seamlessly tie it all together, with a design that’s easy for both users and admin to navigate.

Confidential coaching and mentoring provides the support and targeted learning to raise their performance

Competitors

There are some things that can’t be AI-powered: selecting coaches is one of them. “AI Matchmaker” solutions choose the coaches for your employees, using AI algorithms to decide how those relationships should be built. Whether you’re newly matched with a coach every time, or you’re paired with a coach you don’t connect with, these platforms clearly don’t understand the value in trusting your employees to choose their own learning path.

The skills required for jobs have changed by approximately 25% since 2015 and prioritizing learning will help your employees and your company meet business goals. HR teams are often tasked with finding this learning, with the onus on them to choose the learning paths & determining the type of learning each employee might need. If employees are tasked with it, they’re faced with the paradox of choice: with too many options, they become overwhelmed and abandon their learning.  

LMS Dinosaurs are the O.G. learning experience platforms, but they were built out of necessity, often cobbled together out of platforms that only partially achieve their intended goals. The heaviest lift for HR teams, these systems require extensive in-house training and maintenance to keep afloat, & they’re still not able to tie learning, goals, and competencies together to produce workforce data insights.

Our global network of experienced, certified coaches ensures learners can find the right match for their learning style and goals

Competitors

How often do we sign on for a position that offers coaching as a benefit, only to find that it’s only offered to managers and up? Coaching platforms that prioritize people who are already leaders leave no space for identifying future leaders, or encouraging growth for people who may not be leaders but are valued individual contributors. Just because someone isn’t an executive doesn’t mean their upskilling can’t help them to help your organization meet business goals!

These “coaching” platforms are simply a space for employees to log into for a venting session when they’re having a work-related crisis. While a coach might provide guidance in that moment, these platforms are not tied to skillbuilding or true solution-driven learning & development.

Some coaching providers position themselves as mental health professionals and accredited career coaches. While we’re firm believers in both, coaching and skillbuilding are enormously different from therapy or mental health counseling. Addressing mental health issues that come up because of work does not address the crux of the problem: skills gaps, unmet goals, or unclear performance reviews that are causing said mental health issues.

Not all platforms understand the importance of coach continuity or the value (and, let’s face it, ROI) that comes with learners being able to select their own coaches.

SkillCycle's

Coaching Marketplace

Our coaching platform has never been exclusive to executives only (though we do have executive coaches for those who would like to work with them). We believe that growth for any individual contributes to the growth of the business, and ensure that our coaches can work with anyone at any point in their professional journey.

SkillCycle’s coaches’ goals are to help develop and grow their learners’ strengths to handle a work-related crisis themselves, building an individualized toolkit each learner can turn to not only in that moment, but to use before a crisis. The more we empower your employees to grow, develop new skills, and lean into learning & development, the more effective they will be in handling these challenges as – or before – they surface.

We tackle the issue at its root. With about one-third of our lives spent at work, the effect of our worklife on our mental health isn’t one to be ignored. But instead of treating the symptoms of work-related struggles, our coach community works with your employees to get to the root cause: developing soft and hard skills to help meet those struggles and conquer them before they become overpowering.

For many companies, performance management is a single point-in-time exercise because there’s often not another option - how can you operationalize 360 reviews without the tech to make it painless?

SkillCycle's

Performance Management​

Our Goal Tracking & Performance Management tool neatly ties together previously disconnected data from annual reviews & performance feedback and connects it to personal learning goals and business objectives. This allows for continuous 360 feedback and growth that encourages active learning, development, and skillbuilding throughout the year that benefits both your employees and your bottom line.

Set and share goals for your teams so organizational expectations are clear

Competitors

Ah, the familiar horror of the annual review: these types of platforms issue performance reviews like report cards, with results that can take employees by surprise, and have no accompanying strategy to build up the identified skills gaps. Without being tied to learning & development, goals, or business success, these platforms don’t do much more than provide a blow to the ego of your workforce once a year.

Track engagement and progress across your learning programs with clear engagement metrics

Competitors

We all agree, in order to understand the ROI of any platform, you need the data behind it. However, what you don’t need is just the data: platforms like these are data repositories for all the HR and company information we can dream up. But because they’re not tied to outcomes, goals, business objectives, or learning & development, the data sits dead in the water, with no ability to interpret or measure success.

Comparing ourselves or our organizations against industry-established benchmarks can be a helpful tool to measure success. However, these types of platforms benchmark your org data against external data whose benchmarks aren’t applicable to your industry or goals, making them an exercise instead in measuring your company against inappropriate & inaccurate benchmarks.

You’ve got the data, with no way to interpret it or use it to improve work-life success, company culture, or organizational ROI; but because the data is at least there, there’s been no incentive to improve the system & find something that actually works.​

SkillCycle's

Workforce Insights

It’s easy to put your data together when it’s all in the same platform. Our tech pulls high-level data together to give you insights into both people and organizational data stories that demonstrate ROI, show improvement, and identify opportunities for growth.

There’s no need to compare your company data against external sources when you can set your own benchmarks and goals, measuring worklife success for your business month over month, year over year, with data you know you can trust to drive you to the next level.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How does the coaching platform work?

1:1 coaching is the bedrock of personal development and upskilling. Our certified Coaching Marketplace puts the power in the hands of your people to choose their own adventure and start their personalized learning journey. The platform guides them through the interview and selection process, and hosts their future sessions.

Can you purchase individual features?

Our OS is scalable, with a few different options depending on what problems you’re trying to solve, how many coaching seats you’d like, and what you’re really missing out on at your organization. Take a look here to see our platform features you’d be interested in. 

How do I request a free demo?

You can schedule time with one of our team members right here! We’ll be in touch to understand more about the problems you’re facing before we hop on our scheduled call.

What is SkillCycle's pricing?

You can find that here, and if you’re interested in speaking directly with someone about scalability and your specific needs, book a demo here and we’ll be in touch!