human capital management researchBrandon Hall Group last week published 26 pieces of research — 1 white paper, 3 solution provider profiles, 1 edition of HCMx radio, 16 case studies, and 5 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 6-12.

Major Research Report

High-Performance Talent Acquisition: A Framework for Systematic Success

This white paper introduces and explains in detail Brandon Hall Group’s newest framework: the High-Performance Talent Acquisition Framework. Developed and written by Talent Acquisition Analyst Kyle Lagunas, the report examines the internal and external environments in which talent acquisition processes must exist, presents three pillars of high-performance talent acquisition and their working parts, and details the critical success levers organizations must have in place in order to execute effectively.

Solution Provider Profiles

Expertus

Expertus provides a full range of LMS delivery and support services to ensure smooth transitions from legacy systems, along with rapid technology deployment. The profile includes insights from Senior Learning Analyst David Wentworth.

Gyrus

GyrusAim is a fifth generation fully web-enabled application that is used to manage tens of thousands of learners throughout North America. The profile includes analyst insights from Brandon Hall Group Senior Learning Analyst David Wentworth.

gomo learning

gomo learning, an England-based eLearning authoring tool software company, allows users to build a course once and it works automatically across all devices. The profile includes insights from Brandon Hall Group Senior Learning Analyst David Wentworth.

Case Studies from Brandon Hall Group Excellence Award-Winners

Compliance Training at Blue Cross

This case study offers insights into the compliance training program at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. This earned the company a Bronze Award for Best Custom Content in the 2014 Excellence Awards.

Patient Care at Norton Healthcare

This case study looks at the patient care program at Norton Healthcare. This earned the company a Bronze Award for Best Results of a Learning Program in the 2014 Excellence Awards.

The Learners Club at Hewlett-Packard

This case study highlights HP’s Learners Club initiative. This earned the organization a Gold Award for Best Results of a Learning Program in the 2014 Excellence Awards.

Real Estate Agent Training at RE/MAX

This case study offers insights into the custom training course established by RE/MAX to help agents work with distressed properties. This earned the organization a Bronze Award for Best Custom Content in the 2014 Excellence Awards.

Using Games at Times Center for Learning in India

This case study focused on Times Center for Learning and the career courses it offers to students. This organization is an India-based education and training provider with approximately 125 employees. This initiative earned a Bronze Award for Best Use of Games and Simulations in the 2014 Excellence Awards.

TELUS Focuses on Organizational Growth

This case study highlights TELUS Communications and its growth initiative. TELUS is a $11 billion Canadian telecommunications organization with more than 43,000 employees. This earned the company a Silver Award for Best Model of a Growth Focused Organization in the 2014 Excellence Awards.

Using Video at the Department of Veterans Affairs

This case study profiles the Department of Veterans Affairs and its video initiative. This organization is a healthcare provider based in the United States that serves over 8 million veterans. This earned the organization a Gold Award for Best Use of Video in the 2014 Excellence Awards.

Milestone Training at Cox Communications

This case study offers a look into the training programs at Cox Communications. Cox, based in Atlanta, Georgia, is a communication and entertainment company employing more than 20,000 staff. This earned the company a Silver Award for Best Results of a Learning Program in the 2014 Excellence Awards.

Custom Training at Weight Watchers

This case study highlights a procedure change training program established by Weight Watchers. This earned the organization a Bronze Award for Best Custom Content in the 2014 Excellence Awards.

Mobile Learning at Holland America

This case study offers insights into Holland America Line’s mobile learning program. Holland America is a part of Carnival Corporation and employs 18,000 staff around the globe. This earned the company a Silver Award for Best Use of Mobile Learning in the 2014 Excellence Awards.

Creating Leaders at American Express

This case study offers insights into the leadership program at American Express Travel. This earned the company a Bronze Award for Best Results of a Learning Program in the 2014 Excellence Awards.

Building Brand Ambassadors at LinkedIn

This case study highlights the Rock Your Profile program at LinkedIn. This earned the company a Bronze Award for Best Custom Content in the 2014 Excellence Awards.

Blended Learning at SunTrust Bank

This case study highlights the blended learning program at SunTrust Bank. SunTrust partnered with Richardson on this effort and garnered a Bronze Award for Best Use of Blended Learning in the 2014 Excellence Awards.

Skill Development at Dell

This case study looks at a skill development program at Dell. The company is a $63 billion organization employing more than 100,000 staff globally. This earned Dell a Bronze Award for Best in Competencies and Skill Development in the 2014 Excellence Awards.

Blended Learning at LinkedIn

This case study demonstrates LinkedIn’s blended learning program. This earned the company a Bronze Award for Best Use of Blended Learning in the 2014 Excellence Awards.

Video Learning at BizLibrary

This case study highlights the video learning program at BizLibrary. The online video training provider is based in the United States with revenues of $9 million. This earned BizLibrary a Bronze Award for Best Use of Video in the 2014 Excellence Awards.

HCMx Radio

HCMx Radio: The Value of Complexity

In a world that is constantly pushing for simplicity, the value of complexity can be difficult to comprehend. In this episode of HCMx Radio, host Trish McFarlane interviews Jay Shaw, CEO and Managing Director of NetDimensions. They discuss the importance of simplicity and the differences between needless and required complexities.

Research-based Blogs

The Best Measure of HCM Effectiveness

If you had to pick a single measure that best described a company’s HCM effectiveness, what would it be? Mollie Lombardi shares her take on what would fit that bill. In addition, she offers insights into why this is an important exercise to consider.

Raising the Stakes: LinkedIn Acquires lynda.com

Last week, LinkedIn announced its acquisition of lynda.com, an online learning company, for $1.5 billion. VP and Principal Talent Acquisition Analyst Madeline Laurano discusses what this means for customers and how it positions LinkedIn to enter the Learning and Development space.

Preparing for Mumbai: Thoughts on Top HR Tech Trends

Kyle Lagunas’ blog focuses on some of the key aspects of his opening keynote speech later this month at the SHRM India HR Technology Conference. He will be speaking about overarching trends affecting the industry, including cloud computing, the consumerization of IT, and social/mobile technology.

Everything I Need to Know about Learning Came from Clark Stark

Clark Stark is the animated mascot for Staples’ learning initiatives. Next week Mollie Lombardi will be joining Ken Bouchard, the senior manager of Executive & Leadership Development at Staples, for a webinar to talk about learning, content marketing, and more.

Business Applications, Growth, and Disruptive Pricing

It seems like “disruption” is going to be the word to describe 2015. Analyst Ben Eubanks looks at the growth of business applications, the impact of disruptive new pricing models, and what this trend means for HR leaders and vendors in the HCM technology space.

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.