Matalan Partners With Thrive To Fuel Business growth

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Matalan has teamed up with digital learning and skills specialist Thrive to fuel its learning culture and empower growth plans.

The retailer aims to make its development opportunities “accessible, engaging and achievable” for its 11,000 employees.

Using Thrive’s newly launched learning and skills platform, every Matalan employee will receive AI-driven recommendations based on their role, skills, and interests.

They will also receive resources from the learning and development industry’s top publishers, Thrive’s own content club, and user-generated content from their Matalan peers.

Initially, Matalan looked for a new learning platform and an internal communications tool to keep its people connected during the pandemic.

By upgrading its learning management system to Thrive, it has “combined the two.”

The new platform will enable interaction and knowledge sharing between dispersed teams, with tailored engagement campaigns and pathways for each user.

All Matalan employees will have a Thrive login and can access the platform on their phones or via any device.

“Thrive’s functionality blew other competitors out of the water and was the only platform we saw that could meet our ambitions,” Matalan head of talent Cat Davys said.

“I am most excited about the user-generated content functionality as I believe it will make both communications and learning more accessible to all, as it will be coming from within the business.

“The AI functionality is great too, ensuring colleagues can shape their own experience and get to see the content that’s relevant and meaningful to them.”