Brandon Hall Group Research Highlights, July 13-17, 2020

Brandon Hall Group research shows that the remote workforce will remain two to three times larger than before the coronavirus pandemic. The third edition of the remote work playbook and an eBook and webinar on upskilling and managing learning during and after the pandemic provides critical resources you need to successfully manage the crisis.


Playbook: Managing Remotely During Disruption (3rd Edition)

Brandon Hall Group research shows that when the COVID-19 pandemic eases, the remote workforce will remain two to three times larger than it was before the disruption. The resources in the third edition of this playbook give you the latest data and insights you need to succeed.

Career Development Organizational Self-Assessment Tool

Organizations must have a strategy and determine priorities for improving career development. To assist in that process, Brandon Hall Group developed this organizational assessment tool that includes 21 questions about several distinct but interrelated practices and strategies.

Published Content


Upskilling Employees in the Evolving Remote-Learning Environment

Personal and career growth are top drivers of employee engagement, according to Brandon Hall Group research. But during times of disruption, it’s easy to de-emphasize learning and deprive employees of opportunities to improve their skills to meet changing business needs. However, employers effectively leveraging digital learning resources can upskill and reskill workers, even with a larger remote workforce in a complex and evolving economic environment.

What’s on the Other Side? L&D and the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic (Webinar)

Organizations have grappled with the digital transformation of learning for years, adopting new technologies slowly and in fits and starts. All the while, instructor-led classroom training remained the leading learning delivery method. But as the coronavirus pandemic reshapes the workplace, the digital transformation of learning must occur immediately. David Wentworth, Principal Learning Analyst with Brandon Hall Group and Samantha Lang, Content Director at SAP Litmos look at the current state of L&D in the face of the coronavirus pandemic and examine best practices in jump-starting digital learning transformation.

Learning & Development

Real Learning Measurement: Go Beyond Checking the Box

Let’s face it, Learning and Development for organizations is not easy. Companies spend vast amounts of time, energy and effort to create and deliver learning. What do they get in return? Most companies have no idea. Only half the companies in Brandon Hall Group’s 2020 Learning Measurement Study say they are either effective or very effective at measuring their formal learning programs. It’s far, far worse when it comes to informal (15%) and experiential (24%) learning.

Solution Provider Profile: JCA Solutions

In today’s complex learning environment, organizations are challenged more than ever by learning technology standards and getting all their tools, technology and content to work together properly. JCA Solutions has been an integral part of all the eLearning standards that exist today to help make sense of it all, from the birth of SCORM to the advent of IACC, xAPI, CMi5 and others. 

Solution Provider Profile: Allego

Allego is all about being fast and flexible and is a modern solution to the traditional challenges of sales training. Not that Allego is only for sales training, far from it. But its unique features make it a great choice for organizations that want to do more with sales training and enablement.

Talent Management

Career Development: Resurrecting a Broken Process

In most organizations, career development has nowhere to go but up. One-quarter or less of employers give high ratings to any element of career development, according to the Brandon Hall Group’s latest research. The failures of career development affect an organization’s ability to compete and grow. This report recommends seven high-level strategies for improvement.

The Power of Technology in Driving Career and Competency Development

Less than half of organizations can meet talent needs with their current employees over the next one to two years, according to Brandon Hall Group research. The top reason is that Learning and Development is not sufficiently linked to career growth and critical job roles. To improve, organizations must increase use of learning technology to provide employees with compelling blended-learning experiences in the flow of work that link directly to competency and skill development and career growth.

The Power of Skills: Talent Transformation in a Time of Disruption

Employee engagement has been a critical problem for most organizations for years. Many reasons exist, but the lack of focus on developing critical skills is a big one. This eBook provides insights on how to leverage AI to understand skills, and how to develop the skills you need now and in the future. 

Leadership Development

Executive Interview: Skillsoft on Leading in the New Normal

Elisa Vincent, Vice President of Global Talent Enablement at SkillSoft, Mark Onisk, Chief Content Officer at Skillsoft and Rachel Cooke, COO of Brandon Hall Group, discuss the current state of leadership, the value of virtual live instructor-led training, the impact of the current situation on the education/corporate education industry and more.

Upcoming Webinars

Wednesday, July 29: How Employers Can Bring People Together Through Inclusion

Most organizations believe diversity and inclusion (D&I) is a powerful driver of business goals, according to Brandon Hall Group’s latest research. However, the majority don’t leverage the strategies, programs and processes to build an inclusive culture of diverse talent. D&I has never been more relevant than right now. The economic and social fallout from the coronavirus pandemic and racial injustice dramatically illustrate that people must come together. In this webinar, sponsored by Skillsoft and Cornerstone OnDemand, Brandon Hall Group’s Rachel Cooke and Claude Werder, are joined by Jonathan Jackson, Director, Director, CARE Research Center, Massachusetts General Hospital and Elisa Vincent, Vice President of Global Talent Enablement at Skillsoft. Register here.

Wednesday, August 12: Learning Agility: Five Ways Learning Will Change

As the workforce re-emerges on the other side of the coronavirus outbreak, organizations have been grappling with what business operations and learning will look like in the world of the “new/next normal.” If anything, the shutdown crystalized the need for learning agility. Organizations with agile learning processes and systems were able to pivot, those with more traditional learning systems and processes struggled. Join David Wentworth, Principal Learning Analyst with Brandon Hall Group and Chris Tratar, Director of Product Marketing at Inkling, as they discuss the concept of learning agility and explore five ways learning will be transformed based on recent research conducted by Brandon Hall Group. Register here.

Wednesday, August 19: Courageous Humility: Leading with Resilience in Challenging Times

In today’s world, leaders at all levels are facing unprecedented challenges: a pandemic, protests in the streets, racial discrimination, political tension, and more. Corporate leaders cannot afford to stay silent as these world issues impact us at work as well as at home. In this webinar, Bonnie St. John, President and CEO of Blue Circle Leadership, shares her perspective as an African-American and amputee with over 30 years of experience as a leader in business & government. She equips leaders with fresh, practical tools to help bridge sensitive subjects and situations without blaming, shaming, or silencing various points of view. Join Bonnie and Brandon Hall Group COO Rachel Cooke as they discuss how to transform uncomfortable situations into opportunities to build relationships. Register here.

People Management During the COVID-19 Crisis

By Claude Werder, Brandon Hall Group

As social-distancing restrictions relax, will we revert to the “old normal”? Or will we build on successes and lessons learned to make work more collaborative, sustainable, and cost-effective in a digital environment?

New Research Surveys

Research in the Field

  • 2020 Performance Management Study: Take the survey here
  • 2020 Diversity & Inclusion Study, Part 1: Take the survey here
  • Learning & Development Benchmarking: Take the survey here
  • Talent Management Maturity 2020: Take the survey here
  • Workforce Management Maturity 2020: Take the survey here
  • Extended Enterprise Learning: Take the survey here
  • Transitioning to New Realities of the COVID-19 Experience: 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.

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