Smyths Toys

Smyths Toys onboards 2,000 seasonal employees a year with Totara Learn

Smyths Toys is Europe’s largest toy retailer, with over 200 stores across Ireland, the UK and Europe, employing more than 6,500 employees. They are dedicated to encouraging learning and developing creativity in children and provide a wide range of toys, baby products, outdoor equipment and video games.

As part of the upgrade, Enovation implemented its own responsive custom theme, branded to match Smyths Toys brand guidelines. Enhancements to the new employee registration form allow validation against required fields, minimising mistakes by end-users and making the onboarding more efficient.

The upgraded and enhanced training portal, which is managed by Enovation within the Smyths Toys’ data centre, is now further embedded within the organisation and is a critical business system. The successful partnership with Enovation ensures the solution will continue to serve the eLearning and compliance needs of the organisation as they continue their expansion.

Client

Smyths Toys Europe

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Our Role

Bespoke Development

Consultancy

Hosting

    Problems

  • Smyths Toys decided to upgrade from Totara 2.7 to Totara 11.
  • GDPR functionality was essential.
  • Custom development was needed to create the "incident tracker" into Totara
  • Consolidating the platform into one portal was essential to avail of reporting and permissions features in Totara 11.

    Solutions

  • A seamless upgrade to Totara 11.
  • Capacity to onboard 2,000 seasonal staff a year quickly and easily by reducing manual effort.
  • 4,000-permanent staff are now moving efficiently through their learning programs.
  • Over 6,500 employees a year benefit from the new LMS.

Challenge

Upgrade

 An essential upgrade from Totara 2.7 to Totara 11. 

GDPR

Following a detailed analysis undertaken by Smyths Toys and Enovation, it was agreed to port the custom development of the Smyths Toys incident tracker into Totara.

Onboarding

Onboarding both seasonal and permanent staff was an essential requirement for Smyths Toys.

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Solution

Custom Theme

Enovation implemented its own responsive custom theme, branded to match Smyths Toys brand guidelines

Efficient Onboarding

Enhancements to the new employee registration form allow validation against required fields, minimising mistakes by end-users and making the onboarding more efficient.

Partnership

The successful partnership with Enovation ensures the solution will continue to serve the eLearning and compliance needs of the organisation as they continue their expansion.

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Result

Smyths Toys is delighted with its upgraded Totara Learn platform.

Company-wide reporting across a range of compliance, knowledge and customer learning programs and incidents using Incident Tracker. Face to face workshop bookings for all business areas using Seminar Manager. Learners now have a single go-to-place for all their learning needs, beginning with onboarding.

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