Brandon Hall Group Research Highlights, April 20-26, 2020

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As companies prepare for the relaxation of social distancing edicts, Brandon Hall Group offered a webinar on converting crisis management to leading-edge people management plus a podcast on how to build a great workplace culture.

  • All people practices will be front-and-center as organizations adjust to whatever the new normal will be, so Brandon Hall Group also provided resources on onboarding in a digital environment, recognition and talent mobility.
  • BHG also published new resources on learning measurement and digital learning.


Converting COVID-19 Crisis Management to Leading-Edge People Management

Brandon Hall Group’s Claude Werder and Cliff Stevenson, and President and Chief Operating Officer of iSolved HCM Todd La Fever discuss strategies, best practices and technology to ensure the innovation and collaboration generated during COVID-19 develop into a healthier and more productive workplace in better times.

How to Build a Great Workplace Culture in the 2020s

Culture is always important, but never more so than now. Brandon Hall Group COO Rachel Cooke interviews David Sturt, executive vice president of O.C. Tanner Institute and author of the New York Times best-selling book, Great Work: How to Make a Difference People Love. Brandon Hall Group’s Claude Werder also provides insights and the latest research.

Other Published Content

Talent Management

Organizational Assessment on Talent Mobility Readiness

This tool offers 61 leading practices based on Brandon Hall Group research to rate your level of readiness to move your talent into the new roles that will undoubtedly be needed as organizations recover from the COVID-19 crisis.

How to Drive Talent Mobility for Rapid Evolution in Your Organization

Organizations are under pressure to develop agile employees with the potential to succeed in the fast-evolving business environment. This report provides five research-based strategies to improve talent mobility during the ambiguous business environment in which we find ourselves.

Building the Business Case for Rewards and Recognition

Rewards and recognition are powerful tools that must be fully aligned with an organization’s talent strategy. This Business Builder is designed to help organizations build a strong case for rewards and recognition strategy and technology. It helps HR leaders answer critical questions, understand what success looks like, win stakeholder support and manage change.

Learning & Development

Once Upon a Time … in Learning Measurement

Measuring learning has always been a challenge for organizations. Once upon a time, surveys, completions and test scores were just enough to get by. Not anymore. Today, the realities of workplace data have changed. Every business function is expected to apply data to guide their decision-making and validate the impact of their work. In this webinar, JD Dillon, Chief Learning Architect with Axonify and David Wentworth, Principal Learning Analyst with Brandon Hall Group have a frank, practical conversation on how L&D can improve its data practices.

Corporate Digital Learning and Business Continuity

In this HCMx podcast, Apratim Purakayastha (AP), Chief Technology Officer at Skillsoft and Mark Onisk, Chief Content Officer at Skillsoft discuss how organizations can best leverage digital learning to address critical needs during this period of unprecedented change. Brandon Hall Group COO Rachel Cooke hosts.

Talent Acquisition

Reimagining Onboarding for Digital Transformation

In this executive interview, AllenComm CEO Ron Zamir and Anna Sargsyan, CLO and VP of Instructional Design at AllenComm discuss how digital transformation allows companies to create better onboarding experiences for new hires and employees moving into new roles within an organization.

Upcoming Webinars

Thursday, May 7: Relevancy and Accessibility: The Keys to the Learning Experience

Remember that age-old philosophical question about whether a tree makes a sound if it falls in the forest when no one’s around? The same can be asked of learning environments: If you create relevant learning content but don’t make it easily accessible, will anyone use it? Join this webinar with Brandon Hall Group’s Michael Rochelle and David Wentworth and Jeff Carr, CEO at Inkling, to learn what it takes to optimize the relevancy and accessibility of your learning content.

Thursday, May 28: Unlocking Opportunities for Immersive Learning

Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) have been widely used in the gaming and marketing industries for years. As the technology advances and device costs come down, the learning industry finally begins to capitalize on the applications and benefits of VR and AR. Join David Wentworth, Principal Learning Analyst with Brandon Hall Group and Betsy Geller, Senior Learning Consultant at Conduent as they explore what these technologies mean to the future of immersive learning. Register here

Brandon Hall Group Featured in Training Magazine

Leverage Learning to Reduce Turnover Risk

by David Wentworth, Brandon Hall Group

Research Surveys

Research in the Field

  • Responding to the Longer-Term HR Challenges from COVID-19: Take the survey

Learning Measurement 2020: Take the survey here.

More to come!

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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.