London, 24th November 2016 – Kantar Retail, WPP’s global retail and shopper specialist today announced that it will partner with Peopleway, an award-winning learning impact management specialist.
The partnership aims to create high impact learning organisations by combining Kantar Retail’s Capabilities Development expertise with Peopleway’s Impact Management tools and analytics in a single learning and development offer.
This joint solution will enable clients to better align their people development with business objectives by linking training and development programmes with a suite of cloud-based tools to measure and continuously improve the business impact of learning interventions.
Kantar Retail will deliver customised training and development programmes and Peopleway will ensure that these programmes are hardwired to commercial objectives, and monitor their impact. This will enable clients to track and improve ROI from their investment in training and development.
“Organisations are seeking to engage and develop their people while also having visibility of the business impact of their capability investment. This partnership aims to meet this need in a pragmatic, commercial and engaging way. We are delighted to be partnering with such a specialist as Peopleway,” stated Phil Smiley, CEO of Kantar Retail.
“Typically two-thirds of training investment has no measurable impact. We are passionate about supporting clients in maximising the impact of their training to drive business results. Kantar Retail’s global reach and learning academy credentials will enable us to do this with greater scale,” stated Lars Julin, CEO of Peopleway.
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About Kantar Retail
We are the retail and shopper specialists. We are a leading retail and shopper insight, consulting and analytics and technology business, part of Kantar, the data investment management division of WPP. We work with leading brand manufacturers and retailers to help them sell more effectively and profitably. At Kantar Retail we track and forecast over 1,200 retailers globally and have purchase data on over 200 million shoppers. Amongst our market leading reports are the annual PoweRanking survey and the Digital Power Study. Kantar Retail works with over 400 clients and has 26 offices in 15 markets around the globe.
Peopleway is an award-winning learning impact management specialist. We work with market leading enterprises across a wide range of industries to help them measure and continuously improve the business impact of people development. We offer a suite of cloud-based impact management tools – designed to drive business performance by ensuring the link between corporate strategy and capability building programs. 30 years of research, 10 years of SaaS development, a history of more than 25 million impact measurements and a solutions suite that supports 21 languages – Peopleway is a people analytics market leader within L&D.
Contact for Kantar Retail:
Global Communications Manager
Office: +44 (0) 1372 825 391
Contact for Peopleway:
Maria Højholdt Jensen
PR & Marketing Consultant
Office: +45 31 68 69 03