Learning Gems Unearthed by the Pandemic

Brandon Hall Group Smartchoice Preferred Provider Totara has partnered with several companies that fit this description. For example, Etex Building Performance UK, part of a larger, Belgian family-owned manufacturing business with about 500 employees, many of whom are not very tech-savvy. During lockdown in the UK, the Totara platform was renamed the Learning & Communication Hub and became a critical tool for keeping the company connected, informed and productive.

How to Retain Diverse Talent

Only 31% of organizations believe they have a diverse talent pipeline, according to Brandon Hall Group research, partly due to the lack of recruiting focused on diverse candidates. But another challenge is monitoring inclusion and ensuring that diverse employees have a sense of belonging, feel valued and believe they have equal opportunity for career advancement. Driving inclusion is the key to retaining diverse talent.

How to Identify and Fix Ineffective HR Processes

In Talent Management, annual performance reviews are considered archaic and on their way out. In Learning & Development, hardly anyone still relies solely on in-person, instructor-led classrooms. However, in core HR, there aren’t many processes most organizations can point to as outdatedor ineffective, although research shows that there are some HR processes that, for one reason or another, are no longer effective.

Brandon Hall Group’s Excellence in Technology Awards Are Open for Submissions

Brandon Hall Group, the leading independent HCM Research and Analyst Firm has opened entries for its 29th annual Excellence in Technology Awards. Often referred to as the Academy Awards of Human Capital Management, this is the original awards program focusing on corporate learning, talent and HR best practices.

Using Onboarding to Drive Company Culture For New Hires

For many organizations, onboarding programs are siloed affairs. New employees come in, fill out the necessary paperwork, meet who they need to meet, have their technology set up through IT and they are finished with “onboarding.” Top-performing organizations, though, provide role-specific technology and training to be role-proficient quickly, which requires more than just paperwork. It means connections to other employees and to the learning and development resources available to them.

Connecting Onboarding to Learning and Development

For many organizations, onboarding programs are siloed affairs. New employees come in, fill out the necessary paperwork, meet who they need to meet, have their technology set up through IT and they are finished with “onboarding.” Top-performing organizations, though, provide role-specific technology and training to be role-proficient quickly, which requires more than just paperwork. It means connections to other employees and to the learning and development resources available to them.