Atlas Learning: Atlas Partners With Coursera to Extend Skills Development Opportunities to Employees Worldwide 

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Published: 08 Nov 2023

Atlas continues to lead the way in delivering world-class employee benefits within the EOR space by equipping every Atlas employee with the critical skills for a changing workplace through its centralized HXM platform. 

CHICAGO: 8 November 2023: Atlas, the pioneer of the direct model for Employer of Record (EOR) services, has extended its partnership with Coursera, the global online learning platform, to give all of its worksite employees full access to over 9,000 courses and credentials to develop critical workplace skills. Delivered through its new global learning and development module, Atlas Learning, Coursera is now fully integrated into the Atlas HXM platform via single sign-on and available to all employees.   

A global first in the EOR space, Atlas and Coursera are excited to extend their partnership and continue to make talent a competitive advantage for international companies.   

From today, existing Atlas employees can now access more than 6,300 courses and over 3,500 guided projects, specializations, and Professional Certifications from some of the world’s top institutions, including Yale, John Hopkins University, Google, Microsoft, and AWS. This includes access to over 4,000 A.I. translated courses delivered in seven of the world’s most widely spoken languages such as Spanish, Arabic, and Thai.  

“Our employees tell us that Coursera is a huge benefit to them, so it was important to us to extend these development opportunities to all of our worksite employees as part of our strategy to invest in our people equitably and consistently,” said Amy Roy, Vice President of Talent at Atlas. “We're facing a time of significant change and innovation in the global workforce, and features like Atlas Learning empower our employees to embrace the future of work, building upon their existing skills or offering opportunities to retrain in exciting new areas.” 

Last year, Atlas corporate employees completed nearly 15,000 learning hours through Atlas Learning, with over 4,400 course completions.  

For Atlas’ clients, the benefits of extending Atlas Learning to worksite employees are clear. According to a recent global survey from Coursera, 75% of L&D and HR leaders said that executive leadership is prioritizing L&D investments to ensure that their technology ambitions are successful. Recent research from Coursera’s Learner Outcome Report finds that 77% of learners globally reported career benefits, and of those 41% percent reported tangible benefits such as a promotion and increased salary.   

“In a rapidly evolving global work environment, access to talent development initiatives is critical to preparing workers for a wide-range of career pathways available to them," said Jeff Maggioncalda, Coursera CEO. "Our partnership with Atlas brings to worksite employees the same high-quality training opportunities usually available only to corporate staff.” 

About Atlas: As the largest direct Employer of Record (EOR), Atlas’s technology platform focuses on the human experience of work for both the employer and the employee. Supported by industry experts, Atlas provides flexible workforce solutions that enable companies to expand across borders, onboard talent, manage compliance, and pay their global workforce independently — without the need for a local entity or multiple third-party providers. 

About Coursera: Coursera was launched in 2012 by two Stanford Computer Science professors, Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller, with a mission to provide universal access to world-class learning. It is now one of the largest online learning platforms in the world, with 136 million registered learners as of September 30, 2023. Coursera partners with over 300 leading university and industry partners to offer a broad catalog of content and credentials, including courses, Specializations, Professional Certificates, Guided Projects, and bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Institutions around the world use Coursera to upskill and reskill their employees, citizens, and students in fields such as data science, technology, and business. Coursera became a Delaware public benefit corporation and a B Corp in February 2021.