Unilever Launches New AI-Powered 'Talent Marketplace'
Unilever has announced the introduction of a new internal online talent marketplace, FLEX Experiences.
The new platform will help employees 'push the boundaries of their career', the company said, by using an AI-powered platform to identify personalised opportunities across the business.
The new platform will give employees access to work on projects for a set period of time, increase the depth of their expertise and build new skills and experiences, according to Unilever.
The AI technology is powered by Israeli-based startup, InnerMobility by Gloat, which has worked closely with Unilever to create this platform.
The platform has been trailed with over 20,000 Unilever employees over the past year, unlocking 60,000 hours in the last two months alone.
The platform is expected to be rolled out across the company by 2020.
“With FLEX Experiences, Unilever is redefining the future of work, creating a flexible, networked, diverse and inclusive organisation that attracts the best talent and inspires the passion and commitment of its people," said Jeroen Wels, executive VP HR, Unilever.
"FLEX Experiences helps people to identify opportunities across the business, in which they can develop new skills and gain experiences in a flexible way. We believe that our people are much more than their job title. If our people thrive, we thrive as a business.” he added.
Ben Ruveni, CEO of Gloat, added, "We have been working closely with Unilever and the Unilever Foundry over the last 12 months to deliver a platform for their employees that will revolutionise how people build a career within the company, unlocking potential and development."
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