Brandon Hall Group Research Published April 13-19

human capital management researchBrandon Hall Group last week published 28 pieces of research — 3 major research reports, 2 solution provider profiles, 17 case studies, 2 webinars, an HCMx Radio webcast, and 3 research-based blogs.

In this blog, we will make public some of these reports (click on the links) as a way for non-members to familiarize themselves with our research, which is just one piece of a Brandon Hall Group Membership. Contact us at membersuccess@brandonhall.com for more information on membership.

Here is an overview of research released April 13-19.

Major Research Reports

Research Summary: HCM Technology Trends 2015

This research summary features key findings of Brandon Hall Group’s 2015 Human Capital Management Technology Trends Study and is the first of several reports that will reveal fresh insights on how organizations are implementing and utilizing technologies to help optimize their talent management, workforce management and learning functions. The research was developed by Mollie Lombardi, VP and Principal Analyst for Workforce Management.

Research Summary: Succession Management 2015

This research summary provides a high-level overview of Brandon Hall Group’s 2015 State of Succession Management Study, developed by Laci Loew, VP and Principal Analyst for Talent Management. The study reveals an unhealthy talent pipeline in most organizations, but also a commitment to increased investment and automation to make badly needed progress.

Top Drivers of High-Performance Succession Management

This KnowledgePoint provides an overview of the top drivers of high-performance succession management based on data from Brandon Hall Group’s 2015 State of Succession Management Study.

Solution Provider Profiles

 iPEC

This solution provider briefing features the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC), which offers a comprehensive and experiential leadership framework and human potential process. It is based on research and application traversing psychotherapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), mentoring, consulting, adult and accelerated learning theories, emotional intelligence, leadership development and other disciplines. The profile includes analyst insights from Laci Loew, Brandon Hall Group’s VP and Principal Analyst for Talent Management.

The Good Jobs

This solution provider profile features The Good Jobs, which was created in 2012 to help companies attract top talent based on their unique cultures. The company helps recruiters optimize their time talking with the “best culture-fit” candidates by first quantifying, leveraging, and communicating culture to every candidate through seven proprietary “Culture Badges.” The profile includes insights from Brandon Hall Group Talent Acquisition Analyst Kyle Lagunas.

Case Studies from Brandon Hall Group Excellence Award-Winners

Driving Better Change at IBM

This case study provides a look at IBM’s $50,000 virtual learning initiative, “Change Exchange.” This earned the company a Bronze Award for Best Use of Social/Collaborative Learning in the 2014 Excellence Awards.

Learning Innovation at Salesforce

This case study offers a look at the blended learning program at Salesforce. This earned the company a Bronze Award for Best Use of Blended Learning in the 2014 Excellence Awards.

Walgreens Shifts Business Strategy

This case study gives insights into the changing business strategy at Walgreens. This earned the company a Bronze Award for Best Learning Program supporting a Change Transformation Business Strategy in the 2014 Excellence Awards.

Change Management at Columbia Sportswear

This case study offers insights into the change management transition at Columbia Sportswear in partnership with GP Strategies. This earned the company a Bronze Award for Best Learning Program Supporting a Change Transformation Business Strategy in the 2014 Excellence Awards.

Video Training at CaixaBank

This case study offers insights into CaixaBank’s video learning initiative. The 500+ billion Euro banking and financial institution is based in Barcelona and employs more than 30,000 staff. This earned the organization a Bronze Award for Best Use of Video in the 2014 Excellence Awards.

Gaming and Simulation at Vodafone India

This case study offers insights into Vodafone India’s games for learning initiative. This India-based organization is a £44 billion telecommunications provider with more than 90,000 staff worldwide. This earned the company a Silver Award for Best Use of Gaming and Simulation in the 2014 Excellence Awards.

A Unified Learning Team at Wyndham

This case study looks at the learning team transition at Wyndham. This earned the company a Bronze Award for Best Learning Team in the 2014 Excellence Awards.

A Culture of Quality at TELUS

This case study offers a peek into the development of a quality-focused culture at TELUS communications. The organization is an $11 billion Canadian telecommunications provider with more than 40,000 employees. This earned the company a Silver Award for Best in Competencies and Skill Development in the 2014 Excellence Awards.

The Performance Agenda at Ernst & Young

This case study profiles the Performance Agenda program at E&Y. This $1.2 million project earned the company a Bronze Award for Best Results of a Learning Program in the 2014 Excellence Awards.

Blended Leadership Learning at NHS

This case study offers insights into the blended learning program at the UK’s National Health Service. The NHS partnered with KPMG and other organizations to develop this virtual leadership development program to support the healthcare industry. This earned the company a Bronze Award for Best Use of Blended Learning in the 2014 Excellence Awards.

Customer Support at CA Technologies

This case study offers a look at the challenges faced by CA Technologies in its learning program. The organization is a $4.6 billion provider of IT management software and solutions in more than 45 countries across the globe. This earned the company a Bronze Award for Best Results of a Learning Program in the 2014 Excellence Awards.

Global Mobility at PwC

This case study offers a look at the global mobility program at PwC. The company is a $32 billion professional services provider employing more than 38,000 employees worldwide. This earned the company a Bronze Award for Best Use of Blended Learning in the 2014 Excellence Awards.

Bensons Academy at Steinhoff

This case study looks at the Bensons Academy initiative at Steinhoff. This South Africa-based organization has revenues in excess of $10 billion and employs more than 90,000 staff worldwide. This earned the company a Bronze Award for Best Results of a Learning Program in the 2014 Excellence Awards.

Rackspace Cloud Certification and MOOC

This case study takes a look at the CloudU certification and MOOC developed by Rackspace. Rackspace is a web hosting and technology company with revenues of $1.7 billion. This earned the company a Bronze Award for Best Custom Content in the 2014 Excellence Awards.

G4S Excels at Employee Recognition

This case study offers insights into the G4S employee recognition programs. G4S Secure Solutions is a security firm with revenues of $12 billion and more than 46,000 staff members globally. This earned the organization a Bronze Award for Best Rewards Recognition Program in the 2014 Excellence Awards.

Collaboration Drives the Learning Team at NECB

This case study looks at the New England College of Business learning team. The organization is a $7 million higher education institution providing business education at the undergraduate and graduate levels. This earned the college a Silver Award for Best Learning Team in the 2014 Excellence Awards.

Sales Enablement at ITS

This case study examines the sales training program at International Turnkey Solutions. ITS is a $250 million technology company with more than 3,000 employees worldwide. This earned the company a Silver Award for Best Sales Training and Performance in the 2014 Excellence Awards.

Webinars

Measuring Modern Learning – Lessons from Content Marketing and Learning Programs

Content marketing – a strategy based on providing prospective clients with insights they can use and thought leadership, not just product information – is dominating the marketing world today. It’s a strategy that is coming in response to the myriad ways people are interacting with and utilizing information in today’s marketplace. But some of it central tenants – turning one piece of content into many, using new ways of measuring the impact and influence of multiple content pieces, identifying and empowering influencers – could hold the key to managing and measuring modern learning for organizations.

Research Spotlight: Succession Management 2015 Study Results

Succession is something that most companies want to do well, and yet it’s not considered a significant strength of many talent management plans. This webinar looked at the top findings of the research that concluded in March.

HCMx Radio

The Latest in Learning Research

In this episode of HCMx Radio, host and principal analyst Trish McFarlane talks with senior learning analyst David Wentworth about some of the latest data coming out of the Learning Management Systems Trends and Training Benchmarking Brandon Hall Group Research Studies. David also talks about some of the 2014 trends and his interest in comparing the year over year changes in the pain points organizations have with their learning tools.

Research-based Blogs

3 Strategies for Developing Leaders as Coaches

Everyone deserves a great leader. And great leaders are great coaches. Without great leader-coaches, employee performance, and therefore organizational performance, fails. So what can your company do to ensure success? In this blog post Principal Analyst Laci Loew shares her insights from some of our recent research.

Truly a New Approach to Performance Management

The business need for performance management is undeniable, yet organizations everywhere still seem disenchanted with the effectiveness of their approach to performance management, says Laci Loew in her blog post today. In addition, Laci invites you to participate in an upcoming webinar with Saba on a new approach for managing employee performance.

Unraveling the Talent Shortage Puzzle

Talent shortage, skills gap, skills shortage – call it what you will, there are a lot of hiring organizations struggling to find qualified candidates for their open jobs. In today’s blog post, Kyle Lagunas discusses a new survey that is currently open for responses where he is looking deep into these topics for trends and insights to help build better talent acquisition practices.

Mike Cooke

Mike Cooke

Chief Executive Officer of Brandon Hall Group


Mike Cooke



Prior to joining Brandon Hall Group, Mike Cooke was the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of AC Growth.



Mike held leadership and executive positions for the majority of his career, at which he was responsible for steering sales and marketing teams to drive results and profitability. His background includes more than 15 years of experience in sales, marketing, management, and operations in the research, consulting, software and technology industries. Mike has extensive experience in sales, marketing and management having worked for several early high-growth emerging businesses and has implemented technology systems to support various critical sales, finance, marketing and client service functions. He is especially skilled in organizing the sales and service strategy to fully support a company's growth strategy. The concept of growth was an absolute to Mike and a motivator in starting AC Growth, in order to help organizations achieve research driven results.



Most recently, Mike was the VP and General Manager of Field Operations at Bersin & Associates, a global analyst and consulting services firm focused on all areas of enterprise learning, talent management and talent acquisition. Tasked with leading the company's global expansion, Mike led all sales operations worldwide. During Mike's tenure, the company has grown into a multi-national firm, conducting business in over 45 countries with over 4,500 multi-national organizations.



Mike started his career at MicroVideo Learning Systems in 1992, eventually holding a senior management position and leading all corporate sales before founding Dynamic Minds. Mike was CEO and Co-Founder of Dynamic Minds, a custom developer of software programs, working with clients like Goldman Sachs, Prentice Hall, McGraw Hill and Merrill Lynch. Also, Mike worked for Oddcast, a leading provider of customer experience and marketing solutions, where he held a senior management position leading the company into new markets across various industries.



Mike also serves on the Advisory Board for Carbon Solutions America, an independent sustainability consulting and carbon management firm that specializes in the design and implementation of greenhouse reduction and sustainability plans as well as managing the generation of carbon and renewal energy and energy efficiency credits.



Mike attended University of Phoenix, studying Business Administration and Finance. He has also completed executive training at the Chicago Graduate School of Business in Chicago, IL.
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