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2019 Training Content Vendor Review: Skillsoft

Apr 11, 2019

This is the second in a series of online safety/business training vendor reviews. These vendors sell off-the-shelf training courses.

Training vendors often tailor their solutions to meet unique needs of a particular type of business or industry. Whether you’re a small tech company in New York or a large multi-national manufacturing company, you should understand for whom each vendor is building its products and services before you purchase content. As I said in the last review, you aren't just licensing a few courses - you are partnering with an organization that will power employee engagement. 

This week's featured vendor review:  Skillsoft. [View previous vendor review: Vivid Learning Systems]


"Skillsoft is the innovative leader in eLearning, online training and talent solutions for an enterprise organization’s most valuable resource, its people."

Company Focus:

Skillsoft eLearning programs help ensure your staff has the most up-to-date knowledge on your most critical subjects at a fraction of classroom training costs. With our solutions, customers have saved as much as 68 PERCENT over traditional training methods.


Billed by annual subscription. Pricing information is available via a quote.

Contact the vendor for more information about course, basic and enterprise pricing offerings. They also offer free trial is offered to see if Skillsoft is a good fit for your business.


Skillsoft offers a robust global course catalog. Skillsoft's eLearning library features more than 7,000 courses, 65,000 videos & 46,000 books. Courses are available in 40+ languages and are SCORM/AICC compliant. Skillsoft also offers single-sign-on and integration with most HR systems.

The training content is broken down into the following categories:

  • Leadership Development
  • Business & Management Skills Training
  • Digital Transformation
  • Digital Skills Training
  • Technology, Developer & Certification Solutions
  • Compliance Training
  • Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Training

They also offer Regional Sexual Harassment Training Compliance Coverage as follows:

  • California (AB 1825, SB 1343)
  • NY (State Budget)
  • NYC (Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act)
  • Delaware
  • Connecticut
  • Maine
  • Canada (Ontario, Quebec)
  • Title IX
  • Global Harassment

From Multi-dimensional Microlearning to rich certification training, SkillSoft has everything you need to ensure that your employees are equipped with the skills they require to perform their tasks at an optimum level and grow further and better as their career progresses.

Custom Course Development


In doing research on websites other than Skillsoft, I was able to ascertain that custom modules can be developed at client request. It is unclear if a custom course can be developed. 

Skillsoft is a great choice if you need a full suite of employee learning content (e.g. Workplace Safety, Business Skills, Leadership, Technology & Developer).

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