Brandon Hall Group Research Highlights May 11-24, 2020

Career Development is a top priority of the emerging workforce, even during a pandemic. The latest Brandon Hall Group research shows that most employers have a steep climb to meet expectations and suggests short- and long-term strategies for improvement.


Career Development in the Aftermath of COVID-19

In this volatile, unprecedented time of the coronavirus pandemic, career development in most organizations has nowhere to go but up. No more than one-quarter of organizations have well-defined career paths, leaders trained to help employees grow their careers, employees effectively developed to grow in their current roles, and employees prepared for new opportunities within their organizations. The research suggests six strategies for improvement.

Other Published Content

Learning Technology 

Building the Business Case for Learning Management Systems

The learning technology landscape continues to evolve at a breakneck pace as organizations struggle to keep up. Responsive/adaptive design, collaborative tools and other technologies have matured and are now staples in the learning ecosystem. This report assists organizations in thinking through technological decisions to present a business case for the right learning management system. 

Solution Provider Profile: DevelopIntelligence

This profile features Colorado-based DevelopIntelligence, providers of three custom training solutions: talent acquisition teams, technology teams and corporations. Solutions include corporate boot camps to accelerate digital transformation, upskilling and reskilling journeys, and new-hire development programs. Insights provided by Brandon Hall Group analysts Michael Rochelle and David Wentworth.


Executive Interview: AllenComm

Ron Zamir, CEO at AllenComm, Dr. Anne Marie Albano, Founder of the Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders and Dr. Barbara Stanley, Director, Center for Practice Innovations at New York State Psychiatric Institute, speak with Brandon Hall Group COO Rachel Cooke about resources and the necessary coping skills for dealing with COVID-19 and other crises.

Talent Management

Executive Interview: O.C. Tanner on How to Build a Great Workplace 

David Sturt, Executive Vice President of O.C. Tanner and Rachel Cooke, COO of Brandon Hall Group, discuss workplace culture, executive perceptions vs. employee realities and other issues related to driving a great workplace culture.

Upcoming Webinars

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, we are seeing the learning industry starting 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. Read a blog here    Register here

Wednesday, June 3: The Power of Skills: Empowering Talent Transformation in a Time of Disruption

Retaining top talent is business and HR leaders’ biggest concern, according to Brandon Hall Group research. The solution is to reinvent your approach to understanding and developing the workforce capabilities you need. Creating a skills orientation gives employees a path to pursue even now, during the uncertainty of COVID-19. Join Steve Feyer of Eightfold and Claude Werder of Brandon Hall Group as they discuss specific skills-driven strategies help build and retain a workforce that is agile in the face of continuous disruption. Register here

Thursday, June 4: Adapt & Grow as You Go: Supporting Different Needs and Audiences in One Platform

It can be difficult to meet the needs of multiple learning audiences across the business, geographies, and even outside of the organization. As different stakeholders sought to solve these challenges, more than 25% of organizations ended up with two or more learning platforms operating at the same time. To support growth, companies need to investigate a solution that facilitates all their training needs for all their audiences, in one place. Join David Wentworth, Principal Learning Analyst with Brandon Hall Group, and Docebo as they discuss the benefits of moving to one system that can meet the challenges of both adaptability and scale. Read a blog here Register here

Brandon Hall Group Featured in Training Magazine

Managing Remotely During Disruption

By Claude Werder and David Wentworth, Brandon Hall Group

The current uncertain situation over the coronavirus provides opportunities for Learning and Development (L&D) to do what it does best. It’s also a chance to leverage the power of employee engagement to aid productivity.

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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.