Going from a traditional LMS to Thrive
With over 700 employees, Great Places attracts talent from all over the country. The launch of their new apprenticeship and graduate programme, Growing Greatness, saw Great Places experience a generational shift in their workforce.
They decided to review the technology they use across the company, and asked for feedback on their previous Totara LMS during their onboarding process. Employees felt the learning platform was outdated, difficult to use and didn’t provide an instinctive user experience. Great Places wanted to upgrade their onboarding experience by providing a platform that would impress new starters, offer an intuitive experience, and reflect the business’ social and collaborative learning culture.
Great Places wanted to move away from a learning platform that encouraged a solely compliance-based culture and implement something that encouraged social learning. Their vision was to create a knowledge base for employees, where they could easily contribute and share content themselves. They chose Thrive to completely replace their Totara LMS, as it was the only learning platform that could perfectly match social learning features with the traditional LMS functionality they needed.
With the variety of roles at Great Places they needed to offer a completely unique learning experience for every learner. Personalisation and machine learning are central to Thrive, which means their employees are recommended different content based on their skills and interests. The ability to look and feel like a social media platform ticked the boxes for Great Places. Thrive is powerfully easy to use, and the team didn’t want a learning platform that needed detailed instructions to be able to use it. Great Places’ migration process was straightforward and seamless; Thrive’s converter tool imported all their existing content and user data and ran it through their personalisation engine. So from day one, their learners were only seeing content relevant to them.