Brandon Hall Group Research Highlights May 4-8, 2020

Research must be timely, practical and actionable. The latest resources from Brandon Hall Group focus on strategies and technologies to help employers and employees thrive during this time of disruption.

The Future of the Employee Experience (eBook)


Over the past decade, Brandon Hall Group research documented the steady evolution of the employee experience. As organizations adapt to the COVID-19 environment, it is clearer than ever that all elements of the employee experience are related, interconnected and interdependent. It starts even before someone is hired and is critical to talent engagement and retention.

Mission-Critical Content that Drives the Learning Experience (eBook)

The predominant focus of the modern learning experience has been on the delivery platform and not the key ingredient — content. During COVID-19, it is more important than ever for employers get the most urgent and relevant content, such as skills and capabilities training, to employees quickly. This eBook presents the latest research and explores the three guiding principles of modern engaging content.

Other Published Content

Learning & Development

The Modern Learning Experience: Is Your LMS Holding You Back? (eBook)

As organizations develop their future learning strategies, many find the technology they currently have won’t let them execute. In fact, according to Brandon Hall Group’s 2020 Learning Technology Study, 42% of companies actively seek to replace their current LMS. And while there are many drivers behind this change, they are all in search of the same thing — an engaging learner experience that drives results.

Corporate Digital Learning and Business Continuity

Aparatim Purakayastha, Chief Technology Officer at Skillsoft and Mark Onisk, Chief Content Officer at Skillsoft discuss the future of corporate digital learning in the context of business continuity in an executive interview with Brandon Hall Group Chief Operating Officer Rachel Cooke.

Relevancy and Accessibility: The Keys To the Learning Experience

It is time to shift the focus of the learning experience from just the LMS to the entire learning supply chain. It can’t be just about making learning available. Creating relevant content that is easily accessible is what truly makes the experience. Yet many organizations have no real content strategy in place to make this happen.

David Wentworth, Principal Learning Analyst with Brandon Hall Group, Michael Rochelle, Chief Strategy Officer with Brandon Hall Group and Jeff Carr, CEO at Inkling discuss what it takes to optimize relevancy and accessibility in learning content.


The New Future of Work

Apratim Purakayastha, Chief Technology Officer at Skillsoft and Rachel Cooke, COO at Brandon Hall Group discuss the influence of COVID-19 in an executive interview.

Diversity & Inclusion/Leadership Development

Unified Leadership, a Culture of Learning and Growth Mindset

This executive interview features Denis Doolan, Chief of Organizational Excellence for Special Olympics and Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek, Chief Marketing Officer at Skillsoft discussing unified leadership, the value of people with intellectual disabilities and more.

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 finally begin 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

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.

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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Research in the Field

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

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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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