Salesforce Brings Employee Tracking To Trailhead

And calls it Trailhead Tracker. Salesforce has introduced an employee tracking app for Trailhead, its online learning platform. The update arrived on Tuesday, and also includes a reporting feature.

The reporting enables companies to track the progress of their employees on the platform.

Trailhead launched in late 2014, and up until now more than 300,000 users have earned around 2.5 million badges, representing skills built in areas like learning about AI, building mobile apps, and digital marketing.

According to Sarah Franklin, the GM of Trailhead at Salesforce, the new tool has been in high demand among the Salesforce community, and helps companies put a focus on learning from day one, from onboarding to ongoing training.

She also notes that the app contributes to a culture of learning at organizations, which can lead to higher retention rates — as it provides employers with an edge when the talent feels that they are being invested in.

The reporting app directly connects to Salesforce allowing managers to track the progress and assign trails to employees. And once they are assigned trails, a Salesforce administrator can even enable them to view each other’s progress, so as to encourage some healthy competition.

Employee tracking is not the only thing that is new in this update released on Tuesday.

Salesforce has also added a new favorites feature for Trailhead users that gives them the ability to tag content that they are interested in learning about.