Their innovative and intuitive technology is designed with one purpose in mind – to free companies from the shackles of their stagnant and legacy Warehouse Management Systems, so that they can focus on what really matters: growing their businesses through highly efficient operations.
The Clarus WMS message really resonates with their market. As a result, the company was experiencing some massive market growth. That growth meant that the team grew quickly across several countries. While this is typically a great problem to have, the company had no way to onboard new employees and get them up to speed quickly, this left the company with some very real challenges and a BIG knowledge gap.
Tim knew that he needed to find a learning platform that would enable faster employee onboarding, rapid knowledge sharing and increase learner engagement across the team.
That’s where our story begins… ???
For Tim, the idea of using Thirst stemmed from the need to provide these crucial areas for his team:
The ability of teams to share their knowledge with their colleagues.
A tie back to real-world skills that the teams have.
Delivery of content that could assist the ongoing development of their teams.
“We have a young and industrious team, with a heavy focus on technology and innovation, and we wanted to ensure that they are continuously pushed and have the opportunity for growth.” explained Tim “We wanted the ability to provide learning opportunities that fit alongside their day-to-day workflow. Additionally, we have a lot of knowledge tied up with experienced members of the team and we needed a way to spread that knowledge and reduce our risk – there wasn’t an easy way to overcome this.”
Onboarding new team members is always a challenge, the knowledge that needs to be shared with a new employee is often vast and the learning curve is steep but it’s a necessity for growth at scale.
Tim and the team initially considered more traditional learning management systems, but the issue they found is that the learner experience wasn’t anywhere close to the other suite of modern cloud-based tools that were used daily across the business.
“We needed to ensure the learning environment matched what our teams expected.” says Tim “Having never used an LMS before we looked at many different options. The majority had the ability to push learning content to employees only and typically would not allow the employees to share that depth of knowledge and engage with their colleagues. This felt like a very outdated and restrictive way of learning, especially as the majority of our workforce is now remote and from a younger demographic that consumes content in a very different way.”
Luckily, Tim and the team found Thirst and its modern approach to the learning experience were aligned perfectly with a technology-led company like Clarus. The game-changer for Tim was the innovative approach to skills-based learning that Thirst has brought to the L&D industry.
“The demand for candidates that had the skills we required was always high, had a limited supply and is costly to replace. We were always conscious of improving the skills within our team to ensure a high retention rate.” explained Tim “Thirst has a unique skills engine that lets the user identify the skills that they want to upskill or reskill in and then delivers the most relevant content directly to them. I feel this approach to learning is what’s really driving our high engagement levels across the business.”