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UNLEASH Chooses Bridge for Enhanced Employee Development

Bridge to help global Future of Work and HR technology event organiser support the potential of its people

London, UK – 22nd October 2018 – Bridge today announced that UNLEASH Group, the fastest-growing international community on the Future of Work and the organiser of this week’s UNLEASH World Conference & Expo in Amsterdam, the world’s largest gathering of HR leaders, has chosen Bridge Perform and Learn to enable more effective learning and development for its employees.

UNLEASH helps big brands, start-ups and next-gen innovators change the way they work, and this partnership sees the organisation lead by example by choosing one of the most innovative employee development solutions available. Bridge helps organisations better develop employees by providing them with the tools they need to grow in their jobs; mastering critical skills and learning from managers and mentors. All of which helps organisations attract, develop, and retain the best talent.

“Technology can play a powerful role in making employee development more valuable, continuous and measurable,” said Kenny Nicholl, General Manager, EMEA at Instructure. “But too many organisations have been burned by cumbersome and unintuitive software in the HR space. Bridge is a powerful employee-centric solution that is easy to use and which delivers actionable insights for HR leaders. UNLEASH,who joins the likes of Tesla, Slack and Dell EMC in choosing Bridge, will benefit from engaged employees who can see that their learning and development is a business priority.”

“After a thorough evaluation of different product solutions to help us manage performance, we’ve selected Bridge Perform and Learn as the main tool to support our employee’s learning, training and performance management,” said Elena Markina, Chief People Officer, UNLEASH. “As a leader in events and a community driving the conversation on how the Future of Work is evolving, UNLEASH is always looking for innovative products and services to showcase at our events, so business and people leaders can support their talent and help their businesses grow.”

This news follows recent research by Bridge that shows how many organisations don’t prioritise employee development, have not implemented digital learning strategies, and have either inadequate or inconsistent review processes. The research found that while most employees are hungry to learn, three quarters (75 percent) of HR staff report that their organisations don’t yet have a learning culture. In order to foster a more engaged, loyal and productive workforce, organisations now need to provide more effective and measurable employee development.

This, and more, will be discussed at UNLEASH World Conference & Expo as it returns to the RAI in Amsterdam this 23-24 October. Bringing together an influential community on the Future of Work and HR Tech, more than 5000 HR professionals will attend from the leading technology providers, enterprises, start-ups and influencers from around the world.

Stop by for a demo of Bridge at UNLEASH World Conference & Expo at stand 413.

Notes to Editors

Bridge Perform is a continuous 1:1 performance management system that builds stronger manager-employee relationships. Bridge Learn is a learning management system focused on engaging experiences and knowledge retention that helps organisations create a strong learning culture that engages and develops employees.

About Bridge 
Bridge, from the makers of Canvas, is an innovative, outcome-focused employee development suite that empowers businesses to develop their workforce, ensure a better employee experience, and increase employee retention through performance and learning management software. That way, businesses take care of their most valuable asset—their people. Learn more at

About Instructure
Instructure, Inc. (NYSE: INST) is a leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) technology company that makes software that makes people smarter. With a vision to help maximize the potential of people through technology, Instructure enables organisations everywhere to easily develop, deliver and manage engaging face-to-face and online learning experiences. To date, Instructure has connected millions of instructors and learners at more than 4,000 educational institutions and corporations throughout the world. Learn more at


We are passionate creative people on a mission to inspire and transform the world of work and technology. Our shared vision is that by 2020, UNLEASH will be the platform of choice globally on the Future of Work. Our shows attract the world’s leading visionaries, entrepreneurs, disrupters and doers including Sir Richard Branson, Arianna Huffington, Sir Ken Robinson, Rachel Botsman, Gary Vaynerchuk and more. The UNLEASH community represents the most diverse brands and organisations from +120 countries worldwide. UNLEASH is much more than just its events; we are in the change the world for the greater good business.

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