Brandon Hall Group Research Published July 13-19

Human Capital Management Research

Last week Brandon Hall Group published 22 pieces of research – 2 new proprietary research reports, 11 technology case studies, 2 research launches, 2 responses to member inquiries, 2 solution provider profiles, 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:

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Here is an overview of research released the week of July 13-19.

Major Research Reports

Research Summary: 2015 Training Study

This research summary provides the Top 5 findings of Brandon Hall Group’s 2015 Training Study. Topics include size of training budgets, per-learner cost, cost for one hour of training, who controls the training budget (the answer may surprise you), number of hours spent in training, and more.

KnowledgeGraphic: What Are We Thinking?

This KnowledgeGraphic, based on data from Brandon Hall Group’s 2015 Talent Shortage and Hiring Study, looks at some of the progressive strategies and recruiting efforts organizations are generally NOT utilizing, while at the same time reporting that high-quality talent is hard to attract and hire.

Technology Reviews from Brandon Hall Group
Excellence Awards in Technology

Cognitive Advisors

This awards technology review focuses on the TREK application from Cognitive Advisors. This earned Cognitive Advisors a Gold Award for Best Advance in Unique Learning Technology in the 2014 Technology Awards.

Bloomfire

This awards technology review focuses on the social learning and collaboration tools provided by Bloomfire. The 5-year-old organization supports more than a quarter of a million users worldwide with its platform. This earned Bloomfire a Bronze Award for Best Advance in Social Learning Technology in the 2014 Technology Awards.

Upside Learning

This awards technology review focuses on FRED, a Framework for Responsive eLearning Development developed by Upside Learning. This earned Upside Learning a Silver Award for Best Advance in Unique Learning Technology in the 2014 Technology Awards.

Micron/Visier

This awards technology review focuses on the workforce analytics solutions Visier provided for Micron, a $16 billion company providing semiconductors worldwide. This earned the companies a Bronze Award for Best Advance in Unique HR or Workforce Management Technology in the 2014 Technology Awards.

Convergence Training

This awards technology review focuses on Convergence Mobile from Convergence Training. This earned Convergence a Silver Award for Best Advance in Performance Support Technology in the 2014 Technology Awards.

Intrepid Learning

This awards technology review focuses on the Corporate MOOC from Intrepid Learning. This earned Intrepid a Bronze Award for Best Advance in Unique Learning Technology in the 2014 Technology Awards.

Racepoint Global

This awards technology review focuses on Ignite Leadership offered by Racepoint Global. This earned Racepoint Global a Bronze Award for Best Advance in Social Learning Technology in the 2014 Technology Awards.

Seertech

This awards technology review focuses on iLearningPlus from Seertech Solutions. This earned Seertech Solutions a Bronze Award for Best Advance in Learning Management Technology for Compliance Training in the 2014 Technology Awards.

UL Workplace Health & Safety

This awards technology review provides a look at the PureSafety Safety Management System from UL. This earned UL a Silver Award for Best Advance in Learning Management Technology for Compliance Training in the 2014 Technology Awards program.

CrossKnowledge

This awards technology review focuses on the learning integration capabilities of the CrossKnowledge Hub tool set. This earned CrossKnowledge a Silver Award for Best Advance in Unique Learning Technology in the 2014 Technology Awards.

SAP

This awards technology review offers insights into the content authoring capabilities of SAP’s Workforce Performance Builder. This earned SAP a Silver Award for Best Advance in Content Authoring Technology in the 2014 Technology Awards.

Solution Provider Profiles

Xerox Global Learning Services

This solution provider profile features Xerox Global Learning Services, which provides worldwide, end-to-end learning outsourcing service including performance consulting services, course and curriculum design and development services, and administration and logistics services. The profile includes insights from Brandon Hall Group’s Mollie Lombardi.

Take the Interview

This solution provider profile features Take the Interview, a company that offers a SaaS platform to the talent acquisition industry that solves challenges associated with the interview process. The company offers digital interviewing solutions and workflow solutions to eliminate coordination challenges, and analytics to help drive an optimal interview process. The profile includes insights from Talent Acquisition Analyst Kyle Lagunas.

Research Launches

Learning & Development Strategy Study

Brandon Hall Group invites you to participate in our annual online Learning & Development Strategy Survey. Your survey responses are critical in helping gain insight into how organizations develop, implement and measure their L&D strategies. We encourage participation from any and all potential respondents, as we are looking to compare results by region, organization size, and industry.

Video Learning Study
Our survey on video for learning is still open. If you have any interest or insight into that topic, please feel free to take this survey as well.

Questions from Members

One great benefit of Brandon Hall Group members is the ability to ask questions of our HCM analyst team and get quick answers, usually within 24 hours. The questions answered this week included:

  • Do you have reports regarding the changing role of HR to more of a strategic role?
  • Do you have current research or best practices on use of the 9-block or 9-box in talent planning?

Research-based Blogs

A New Equation for Change

Transformational change is the plan for moving from one’s “current state” to a desired “future state.” The implementation of any talent strategy requires change – letting go of existing processes, behaviors, and attitudes and a move to new ones that achieve and sustain the desired business outcomes. In her blog, Laci Loew shares her insights on how to drive change and what elements are included in the change equation.

What Are You Spending On Your Hires?

According to Brandon Hall Group’s 2015 research, only 10% of organizations have an optimized talent acquisition strategy that reflects organizational goals — a slight increase from 8% in 2014. This clearly highlights an opportunity for companies to improve overall hiring results by reducing poor hires and increasing good ones. In her blog, Madeline Laurano shares some cost of hire figures from the latest survey in the field.

Creating Powerful, Authentic Culture Stories

Onboarding isn’t just a transactional experience — it’s a time to link employees with the mission and culture of the organization. One powerful way to do that is with an age-old form of communication: stories. In his block, Ben Eubanks talks about the power of authenticity when companies use storytelling methods to inspire and engage their employees.

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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