In the past week, Brandon Hall Group published 17 pieces of research – 3 new proprietary research reports, 8 award-winning technology reviews, 2 webinars, 2 answers to questions from Brandon Hall Group members, and 2 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 May 16-22:
New Research Reports
Research Summary: Performance Management
Of all the core processes within Talent Management, it’s safe to say that performance management (PM) has been getting the most press in the last five years. Most of the coverage has focused on efforts by a few iconic organizations to drop forced distribution
and go to a ratingless PM system. Lost in all the hype: Brandon Hall Group’s latest PM research shows that what actually makes performance management work (or not work) has absolutely nothing to do with ratings.
Boomers to Millennials: Using Learning to Fill Your Knowledge Gap
In the five-generation workforce, Baby Boomers often have valuable tribal information that has not been passed down to their younger colleagues, and they are retiring at a rapid pace. However, with the right strategy and tools, organizations can prepare future leaders, develop them to the appropriate levels, and fill talent gaps without losing critical organizational knowledge. This research brief includes success stories from organizations that have made significant progress in bridging the knowledge gap.
Research Snapshot: Getting to Know Your Workforce via Predictive Analytics
This research snapshot, a graphic-centric presentation of recent research, focuses on how organizations are using analytics, the barriers to using predictive analytics, and recommendations on how to use analytics more effectively to help the business.
Award-Winning Technology Reviews
These technology reviews – winners of 2015 Brandon Hall Group Excellence in Technology Awards – were released for publication:
SumTotal Systems Enables the Self-Developing Organization
SumTotal’s Talent Expansion Suite helps organizations transform employee engagement into organizational performance by embedding personalized content and development opportunities directly into talent workflows. The latest release lays the foundation for future generations of the SumTotal platform that will aid customers in moving their organizations forward by supporting technology-enabled self-development, building ‘self-developing organizations.’
A Focus on Simplicity and Customer Service at LearnUpon
LearnUpon is a cloud-based LMS used by over 400 businesses and organizations worldwide. LearnUpon has removed frustrations normally associated with the traditional, clunky, expensive LMS. The customers are up and running, delivering their courses in less than an hour after sign-up.
TOPYX LMS Delivers Unique Compliance Training Solutions
TOPYX LMS has integrated social learning features (supporting compliance training) and unique, flat-fee pricing (no user fees). TOPYX was built to be a leading social learning management system, offering a unique solution for compliance/certification needs, external training, and even eCommerce.
Prescriptive Performance Support with ANCILE UAlign
ANCILE uAlign creates and distributes micro-learning content and validated communications that empower stakeholders to deliver moments of understanding that prepare users for software rollouts and business transformations. Push delivery of content and communications throughout the complete project lifecycle enables organizations to achieve user adoption and realize the full value of technology and process investments.
Bridge LMS Enables Organizational Accountability for Learning
In 2015 Instructure launched an LMS, Bridge, which aims to change the way businesses think about getting employees up to speed and shortening their time to productivity. Bridge allows administrators to monitor learning and training in real time, which means managers can update training material on the fly.
StandOut is Performance Technology for Team Leaders
The Marcus Buckingham Company’s (TMBC) StandOut provides the technology to meet the needs of the present and the future with dynamic teaming, real-time statistically reliable measurement of engagement, and performance and machine learning algorithms to increase the precision of measurement over time to deliver personalized, calibrated content to each user. Used by global firms such as CDW, UPS, and Delta Airlines, the system offers improvements over standard engagement surveys and slow-moving data within the organization.
Customizable Online Universities by RedVector
RedVector offers customizable, easily-accessible “online universities,” which include a full range of accredited course libraries and sophisticated, yet easy-to-use compliance tracking and reporting tools within the Learning Performance Engine.
M-CLASS: Web-based Education Credit Compliance by Xerox
The M-CLASS web-based solution allows a company to implement a professional education credit compliance system in any LMS. Learners can determine their eligibility for coursework, receive Continuing Professional Education/Continuing Education credits upon completing eligible coursework, and review their compliance status in real-time. Xerox’s M-CLASS has proven to reduce costs by reducing the time client resources have to invest manually interacting with multiple disparate systems and processes.
State of Workforce Management
Research has shown a shift toward the democratization of data (becoming more available and transparent to all levels of an organization) and the continuing evolution of the workforce into a more mobile, flexible, project-oriented group. How will this affect core HR practices, and the way in which we measure our workforce? To answer that, Cliff Stevenson, Principal Analyst of Workforce Management, presented the research surrounding workforce management. He was joined by Morne Swart, Vice President of Global Product Strategy and Transformational Leader at SumTotal Systems, A Skillsoft Company.
Making the Right HCM Technology Choice
Today’s HCM technology landscape is fast changing, more flexible and more affordable than ever before. However, there are a wealth of choices in providers, implementation methods, and process approaches to choose from. Making the right choice today to serve your company for years to come is a challenging process. Max Meadow, VP Strategic Engagements and Principal HCM Advisory Analyst, explores how you can help your company make the right choice in HCM technology.
Questions from Members
One of the great things about membership to Brandon Hall Group is the ability to ask questions to our team of analysts, who will respond within 24 hours. Here are the questions answered this week:
- Have any global big firms leveraged external MOOC providers for offering company exclusive trainings, instead of creating entire content & platform internally?
- I many instances, we are converting ILT to WBT, and want to understand how should we ensure that we are not losing the essence of ILT while converting? Are there any best practices or processes that we should follow for this?
Harnessing the Flipped Classroom Model
When Brandon Hall Group first examined flipped classrooms a couple of years ago, there were no case studies in our library focusing on learning programs that leveraged this method. But there certainly are today. We share some here. Click the link to read the complete blog.
Reflections on HR’s Impact on the Business
Principal Talent Acquisition Analyst Daria Friedman, returning from the GDS HR Summit in Denver, reflects on how HR leaders impact their organizations through Collaborating, Creativity, and Culture, which was, by the way, was the theme of the Summit. Through personal conversations with these leaders, through leading a roundtable discussion, and through the many workshops, Friedman really got a sense of the challenges experienced by HR and the many different approaches to solving these challenges. To read the complete blog, please click the link.