Brandon Hall Group, the leading independent research and analyst firm for Human Capital Management, is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Brandon Hall Group Excellence in Technology Awards.

Now in its 23rd year, the program honors winners with nearly 180 Gold, Silver and Bronze awards in 51 different categories. Organizations receiving multiple awards included HealthStream, with five awards; Intrepid Learning, four awards; and Litmos by Callidus Cloud, CrossKnowledge, Dell, Rehab Studio, Google, and Torch LMS earning 3 awards each. For the complete list of winners and categories for 2016, please visit the following page: http://www.brandonhall.com/excellenceawards/excellence-technology.php?year=2016

The entries were evaluated by a panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts, and Brandon Hall Group analysts and executives based upon the following criteria:

  •     Design of the Solution
  •     Solution Functionality
  •     Usability
  •     Innovation
  •     Overall measurable benefit to the organization

“We congratulate our Technology Award winners, and also thank them for leading the way in designing and utilizing technologies that empower organizations to enhance – and in some cases transform – their organizations,” said Rachel Cooke, Chief Operating Officer of Brandon Hall Group and head of the awards program. “Our research shows that Human Capital Management technology is a major driver of innovation, and our award-winning organizations serve as models of success.”

“Another major finding of our research is the importance of optimizing the employee experience as a driver of engagement and retention,” said Brandon Hall Group CEO Mike Cooke. “The technology user experience plays an increasingly large role in shaping the employee experience, and these award winners are creating leading practices that deserve validation and recognition.” “HCM technology is a major enabler of business growth and our Excellence in Technology award winners epitomize the vision, creativity and resourcefulness that drive results. We are honored to recognize these excellent organizations.”

Winners from the 2016 Excellence Awards program earlier this year, and our winners from the Technology Awards, will be honored at Brandon Hall Group’s HCM Excellence Conference at a ceremony and reception on Thursday, January 26. For more details on this exciting conference and to register, visit http://brandonhall.com/excellenceconference

The 2017 Brandon Hall Group Awards Program – for Excellence in Learning & Development, Talent Management, Talent Acquisition, Workforce Management and Sales Performance — will be open for submissions beginning January 12, 2017. For more information, please contact us at awards(at)brandonhall.com.

About Brandon Hall Group (http://www.brandonhall.com)
Brandon Hall Group is a HCM research and advisory services firm that provides insights around key performance areas, including Learning and Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Talent Acquisition and HR/Workforce Management.

With more than 10,000 clients globally and 20 years of delivering world-class research and advisory services, Brandon Hall Group is focused on developing research that drives performance in emerging and large organizations, and provides strategic insights for executives and practitioners responsible for growth and business results.

At the core of our offerings is a Membership Program that combines research, benchmarking and unlimited access to data and analysts. The Membership Program offers insights and best practices to enable executives and practitioners to make the right decisions about people, processes, and systems, coalesced with analyst advisory services which aim to put the research into action in a way that is practical and efficient.

For more information please contact Mike Cooke: (561) 306-3576 or mike.cooke(at)brandonhall.com

Original press release posted here: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/12/prweb13936082.htm

Rachel Cooke

Chief Operating Officer Rachel Cooke Rachel is responsible for business operations including overseeing client services, research events and project management. Prior to joining Brandon Hall Group, Rachel was the Chief Operating Officer Co-founder of AC Growth. Rachel has over 15 years of experience in sales, marketing, business development, and sales performance management. Prior to AC Growth, she held several senior management roles and was on the leadership team at Bersin & Associates, a pioneer analyst firm in e-learning and now industry leading HR and talent Research Company. In her Senior Director role, Rachel developed the strategy and led the commercial execution of the solution provider vertical, and grew the vertical into the company’s largest market segment. In her role as Director of Sales, Rachel developed and led a team of senior account executives focused on acquiring global strategic accounts. Rachel was solely responsible for developing key business relationships with over ninety companies including industry icons, such as: Adidas, Hewlett-Packard, Toyota, Oracle, Starbucks, Avnet, Boeing, Kaiser Permanente, Safeway Inc., Wells Fargo, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Clorox and Affiliated Computer Services. Rachel began her career in the banking, media and hospitality industries. In these industries, Rachel held several key senior management and executive sales positions. Rachel received a BA in social science and interdisciplinary studies with honors from Florida Atlantic University. Rachel continued her postgraduate education by completing a series of executive management education courses from American Management Association.

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