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5app launches new academies solution to maximise business growth

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5app, the learning platform that delivers rapid knowledge transfer, has announced the launch of 5app academies, a brand-new solution that drives learner engagement, ROI and business growth.


Spearheaded by Steve Thompson, 5app’s new Chief Learning Officer, 5app’s academies builds on the success of Greystar’s learning academies, introduced by Steve in his time as Greystar’s Senior Director of Learning and Talent Development.

5app academies help businesses make the most of their existing learning content and help fill in any gaps, turbocharging the impact of any learning initiative. The academies solution comprises content curation, migration, easy implementation and the expertise of 5app’s in-house team, making this ideal for overstretched L&D teams looking to do more with less.

Greystar's 328% increase in learner engagement

Following the success of Greystar’s Business School, built on the 5app platform, Greystar introduced learning academies to create structured, tailored learning programmes for employees across the business. These academies span the entire employee lifecycle, and focus on functional areas and specific roles to help employees develop the skills, knowledge and technical capabilities needed to thrive at Greystar.

Following the launch of the learning academies architecture, monthly engagement with Greystar Business School’s learning assets increased by 63%. Overall platform engagement has increased by 328% since launch, showing that embedding learning into the flow of work and improving accessibility has had a major impact on the way Greystar employees interact with content. On top of this, Greystar’s academies have resulted in 294% ROI, making this a hugely impactful, successful initiative.

Steve Thompson, Chief Learning Officer at 5app, said: “I’m really proud of the solution we’ve created to help businesses achieve real business growth through learning. In a nutshell, with 5app academies, businesses can enjoy the convenience, experience and expertise of our team without all the time-consuming legwork that goes into making academies a success. I think of this as a way for companies to extend their L&D team’s capacity and capabilities without the huge investment of time and money you might expect.”

Any organisations looking to boost operational efficiency and maximise the ROI of their learning programmes can find out more about 5app academies here. Additionally, L&D practitioners are invited to meet with Steve Thompson for a free 30-minute ‘Fractional CLO’ consultation about how to leverage academies for business growth.