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Silver Learning Technologies award goes to Filtered’s intelligent learning recommendation engine magpie

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At the annual Learning Awards, organised by the Learning and Performance Institute, Filtered were awarded silver in the Learning Technologies category.

On Thursday 7th February 2019, the Learning and Performance Institute hosted the annual Learning Awards ceremony to recognise outstanding examples of high standards, best practice, innovation and excellence in Learning and Development.

The Learning Technologies award is presented to a new or innovative product that has been used to carry out a learning project. Use of the product must demonstrate high-quality outcomes and innovation - in terms of content, delivery and impact - in order to be shortlisted. Filtered demonstrated the capability of its AI-powered learning recommendations engine, magpie, to deliver relevant, user-friendly learning recommendations that improve employee engagement. The company also revealed plans to embed learning in the flow of work.

Josh Bersin, a world-known industry analyst specialising in HR, talent and learning, and Marc Zao-Sanders, CEO and co-founder of Filtered, co-authored an article on Harvard Business Review on this topic. In the article, ‘Making Learning a Part of Everyday Work,’ the authors share practical advice that can be implemented at an individual level (bottom-up) and a business level (top-down) to give learning space in the day-to-day working lives of the 780 million knowledge workers across the globe. Zao-Sanders remarks that one of Filtered’s clients found it was six times less expensive to build technical skills internally than to hire technical skills from the job market. The necessity to build on existing internal skills is echoed by the Chief Learning Officers at some of the biggest organisations in the UK and overseas. Read the full article to see quotes from CLO’s at Procter & Gamble, Sainsbury’s plc and Banco Santander.

This high-growth start-up is showing great potential with its flagship product magpie. Rooted deep within the L&D community, Filtered understand the many problems facing learning professionals in big companies. The agile, Shoreditch-based startup is on a mission to close skill gaps by making learning at work relevant. Stay up to date with the company’s progress on the Filtered blog.