Last week Brandon Hall Group published 14 pieces of research – 1 new proprietary research report, 5 award-winning case studies, 3 research-based tools to aid organizational performance, 1 webinar, 1 question from a member organization, 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:
- Skills as the New Currency of Business Impact
- Making the Business Case for Change
- 5 Reasons You Don’t Have a Learning Strategy
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Here is an overview of research released the week of Oct. 5-11:
New Research Reports
Skills as the New Currency of Business Impact
Skills are the new currency of business success. So a lack of skills in the workforce can have a huge impact on an organization. This research brief provides recommendations on how organizations can deliver learning to ensure their workforce has the skills to make them successful, through assessments and gap analysis, and creating a learning environment that fosters frequent, continuous development.
Award-winning Case Studies
These case studies – all winners of 2015 Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards – were released for publication this week:
Workforce Management Technology at Guitar Center
This case study helps to demonstrate the potential improvements in workforce management areas with the implementation of new technology. Guitar Center is a $2 billion, California-based retail organization with more than 10,000 employees across the US. This earned the company a Bronze Award for Best Unique or Innovative Workforce Management Program in the 2015 Excellence Awards.
Powerful Sales Training at GAME
GAME knew that sales training for its associates needed to be engaging with a layer of social interaction and gamification. This case study highlights the GAME Learning Zone implementation. This retail organization has nearly 4,000 UK employees and revenues of $1.3 billion. This earned GAME a Gold Award for Best Use of Learning and Talent Technologies in the 2015 Excellence Awards Program.
Linking L&D to Business Outcomes at HP
This case study offers insights into how HP links its L&D practices to the needs of the business, a key method for developing a lasting learning strategy. The company has revenues of $11 billion and more than 300,000 employees worldwide. This earned HP a Silver Award for Best Advance in Creating a Learning Strategy in the 2015 Excellence Awards.
Onboarding Toolkits at Canadian Tire
This case study highlights the onboarding and people leader toolkits used at Canadian Tire. The $12 billion retail and financial services firm was founded in 1922 and has operations throughout Canada. This earned Canadian Tire a Bronze Award for Best Advance in Learning Technology in the 2015 Excellence Awards Program.
Developing a Learning Framework at HETI
This award-winning case study offers insights into the learning framework developed at the Australian Health Education and Training Institute (HETI). The governmental organization employs approximately 200 workers and serves more than 150,000 staff within the Ministry of Health. This earned HETI a Silver Award for Best Learning Team in the 2015 Excellence Awards.
Tools to Use
Succession Management Leading Practices Checklist
This tool provides the critical leading practices our research shows are vital for an effective succession management program.
Making the Business Case for Change
This tool provides several criteria for evaluating strategies for change and the questions that need to be answered in order to effectively make the business case for a change initiative.
Learning Portal Use Case
This tool provides a form to complete a use case for a learning portal. When considering upgrading or purchasing new technology, it’s important to develop use cases to determine if the technology under consideration meets the needs of the organization as a whole and also groups of users or individual users.
The 5 Most Important Recruitment Metrics for Business Success
Recruitment metrics allow organizations to examine what’s working in their talent acquisition efforts and lay the groundwork for what needs to change in the future. Unfortunately, metrics can often be misleading and frustrating for talent acquisition departments. In this presentation, Brandon Hall Group previews new research data on the most critical recruitment metrics and offers key recommendations for translating these metrics into business objectives.
Questions from Members
One great benefit to 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:
- Please provide ideas on how to plan an agenda for a Learning and Development roadshow to educate managers on how to develop their workforce.
5 Reasons You Don’t Have a Learning Strategy
Did you know that 41% of organizations do not have a formal learning strategy, according to Brandon Hall Group’s latest research? This is consistent with the data from our 2014 study, which fell at 40%. This is unfortunate, because high-performing organizations are more likely to link learning with business objectives. Why are companies having trouble making this whole “strategy” thing happen? In this blog post, Ben Eubanks looks at the top five reasons companies do not have a learning strategy in place.
What’s Money Got to Do with It?
Some of our recent research shows there is a conundrum between how employers perceive compensation as a driver of talent attraction and as a cause of first-year attrition. And this perception is fairly consistent across most employers. In this blog post, Daria Friedman looks at how this paradoxical situation plays out.
ELearning Standards: Where Are We Now?
A topic we get a lot of questions about at Brandon Hall Group is eLearning standards. We are all relatively familiar with SCORM and its variants, but the advent of the Tin Can API, or Experience API, or xAPI, has sparked the majority of the inquiries. In this blog post, David Wentworth provides an analysis of the varying types of eLearning standards and offers insights into how each is utilized.