Helmes Creates a Holistic Learning Ecosystem to Support Individual Growth

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In this case study, we will introduce you to Helmes, a custom software developer of core business systems that supports more than 500 global enterprise businesses. Since Helmes’ focus is being a “people business, not a software business,” they successfully implemented the Valamis Complete Learning Solution into their learning and development strategy to reinforce the company’s commitment to helping individual growth. By working in partnership with Valamis, Helmes was able to solve their three biggest challenges:

  1. Replacing an ageing in-house learning system that was unable to accommodate different learning formats, topics, and audiences;
  2. Supporting the learning needs of a global workforce in ways that allow every individual to hone their expertise;
  3. Developing a learning ecosystem focused on autonomy that offers flexibility to choose learning experiences needed to support individual growth.

Download this case study to learn from a real example of how this company, in partnership with Valamis, used change agility to:

  • Improve Talent Retention: Learn how Helmes’ L&D strategy, supported by the Valamis platform, contributes to technology talent retention, with an average length of employment longer than four years.
  • Support Employee Growth & Development: Gain insights into how Helmes’ strategy resulted in 82% of employees agreeing with the statement, “I am given opportunities to develop skills relevant to my interests.”
  • Enable Change Management: Explore the key aspect of Helmes’ learning and development strategy with their “Growth Mountains” philosophy.
  • Increase Employee Satisfaction: Discover the positive impact of Helmes’ L&D activities on employee satisfaction, as 77% of employees reported a favourable opinion in a 2021 survey, and 78% agreed that “Helmes is a great company for me to grow.”

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Josh Bersin

Global Industry Analyst, Founder of Josh Bersin Academy

Josh founded Bersin & Associates in 2001 to provide research and advisory services focused on corporate learning. He expanded the company’s coverage to encompass HR, talent management, talent acquisition, and leadership and became a recognized expert in the talent market. Josh sold the company to Deloitte in 2012 and was a partner in Bersin by Deloitte up until 2018. In 2019, Josh founded the Josh Bersin Academy, a professional development academy that has become the “home for HR.” In 2020, he put together a team of analysts and advisors who are now working with him to support and guide HR organizations from around the world under the umbrella of The Josh Bersin Company. Recent research covers topics such as hybrid work; HR technology market trends; employee experience; and diversity, equity, and inclusion. He is frequently featured in publications such as Forbes, Harvard Business Review, HR Executive, The Wall Street Journal, and CLO Magazine. He is a popular blogger and has more than 800,000 followers on LinkedIn.


Nehal Nangia

Senior Research Manager at The Josh Bersin Company

Nehal is the senior manager for research at The Josh Bersin Company. In this role, Nehal drives empirical research on key workforce-related topics and the development of actionable insights and powerful stories for today’s talent executives. Nehal has almost 15 years of professional experience in human capital, with a focus on performance management; employment value proposition; workforce transformation; and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Prior to joining The Josh Bersin Company, Nehal was a global advisor for clients at Deloitte and published several studies on pertinent topics such as DEI, performance management, and bias. Nehal lives and works in India and has a master’s degree in psychology.