Brandon Hall Group Research Highlights, March 23-29, 2020

New research on COVID-19, Learning, Leadership Development and Talent Management

Brandon Hall Group analysts are hard at work conducting quantitative and qualitative research on how employers are managing the coronavirus crisis while serving employees and customers. At the same time, we published new industry-leading research on learning, leadership development, team development and employee engagement.


HR and the Impact of COVID-19

This presentation provides insights on how employers are beginning to cope in the wake of COVID-19. This will be updated regularly as new research and insights come in.

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Building a Learning Ecosystem: What You Need to Know (Webinar)

Companies are recognizing that online and social learning can reduce the cost of training, expand learning’s reach and increase the speed at which learning experiences can be accessed and offered. However, many are challenged by how complex the learning environment is becoming as a result. During the coronavirus pandemic, it’s more important than ever to ensure you’re looking at how these types of learning interconnect AND how your learning architecture scales with the business needs of your organization.

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Other published research for our members

Leadership Development

Why Leadership Development Fails and How to Fix it

Talent Management

Team Development: Understanding the Disconnect and How to Fix It

Employee Engagement: A Business Outcome Driven by Everyday Employee Experiences

Upcoming Webinars

Thursday, April 2: From In-Person to Virtual Learning – The Time is Now!

Brandon Hall Group’s David Wentworth and Claude Werder examine the state of L&D in the face of the coronavirus pandemic and reveal best practices for jump-starting your digital learning transformation. Register here

Thursday, April 9: Now is the Perfect Time to Elevate the Employee Experience

Brandon Hall Group’s Claude Werder and David Wentworth share research and perspective — and solicit your ideas — on how to provide the best possible environment for employees during COVID-19 and beyond. Register here

Tuesday, April 14: Engaging and Recognizing Employees During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond

Recognition, the cornerstone of employee engagement, is more important than ever during the coronavirus pandemic. In this webinar sponsored by Achievers, Brie Harvey of Achievers and Claude Werder of Brandon Hall Group explore the science behind effective recognition, the toolbelt of available resources and how recognition serves as a steroid injection to bolster productivity. Register here

Wednesday, April 15: Getting the Right Blend: Building a Blended Learning Strategy

Sponsored by OpenSesame, this webinar explores what it takes to create a truly blended learning strategy. 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

  • Career Development: Take the survey here.
  • Learning Measurement 2020: Take the survey here.

Upcoming Surveys

  • Managing the Realities of COVID-19: Launches week of March 30.
  • Diversity & Inclusion 2020: Launching in April.

Press Releases

Employee Engagement Study Reveals Reasons and Remedies For Disengagement

AllenComm Certified as Smartchoice® Preferred Provider by Brandon Hall Group

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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