Brandon Hall Group Research Published April 24 – April 30

Last week Brandon Hall Group published 15 new resources –  1 new proprietary research resource, 6 award-winning technology reviews from the 2016 Tech Awards, 1 Solution Provider Profile, 2 webinars, 1 blog and answered 5 questions from members.

Below we make public some of these resources (click on the links) as a way for non-members to familiarize themselves with our research:

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Here is an overview of research released April 24-30:

 New Research Reports

The Contingent Workforce: Uncovering the Truth (Research Summary)

This report, based on Brandon Hall Group’s 2017 Contingent Workforce Study, reveals the current reality of contingent labor and provides a glimpse into the future of the contingent workforce. 90% of organizations use contingent labor — though it comprises a small percentage of the total workforce — and are expected to increase their use and spending over the next year. For the many organizations struggling with the contingent workforce (through a misunderstanding of where to find, and how to manage, these workers), this growth presents challenges that the more successful companies are able to overcome through new technology, better internal processes, and emerging third-party services.


Award-Winning Technology Reviews

Award-winning reviews of technology advances from the 2016 Brandon Hall Group Technology Awards are beginning to be released this week:

eNyota Reinforces Sales Training on the Store Floor (Tech Review)

eNyota Learning developed a mobile application for coaching and on-the-job application for store representatives who often forget or fail to apply sales skills they learn in the classroom or on the web. eNyota partnered with the Australian company 6one5 Retail Consulting Group to provide a summarized version of its curriculum and a role-play video to reinforce learning. Another app allows managers to catch a quick recap of their store reps’ training and support them on the store floor.

Elucidat’s Tools Quickly Build Multiple eLearning Versions (Tech Review)

Elucidat designed its variation-management tools to help organizations create and update multiple versions of eLearning courses in minutes. The content authoring technology enables publishers and global learning teams to share curriculum around the world with language, brand and legal localizations. One click on the original course can make changes and updates in multiple versions. Elucidat also launched an academy to help novice and advanced authors understand and utilize modern ways to create and deliver learning.

e-doceo Online Editor Ramps-Up Content Production (Tech Review)

e-doceo’s editing platform revolutionizes the way training teams create blended learning and eLearning content that can be used anywhere on any device. The company’s enhanced LCMS, called ECMG7, allows trainers to organize, store and share training documents created in the platform or produced with other software. Trainers also can develop course content directly online or use the strong search engine to update units of a course, speeding production and boosting employee performance.


LearnDot LMS Delivers Customer Education for Software Companies (Tech Review)

ServiceRocket developed an LMS for software vendors to train their customers by leveraging APIs to build integrations between the platform and their products. Differentiators for the LMS, Learndot, include native ecommerce for selling courses, search engine optimizations, and shopping cart functionality. Learndot also allows customers to tie in apps, including virtual classrooms, payment gateways, sales tax compliance and collection, business intelligence, and analytics.

Türk Telekom Orchestrates a Talent Management System (Tech Review)

 Türk Telecom designed a talent management system that includes evaluations on performance and potential to be leaders or technical experts, and eventually identifies future executives and subject matter experts for the company’s succession planning. The vision was to develop and retain current employees and identify and employ new talent. Already, the talent pool has led to filling 84% of managerial roles within the organization in 2015, compared to 37% in 2014.

HealthStream Platform Develops Critical Skills Among New Nurses (Tech Review)

HealthStream, reacting to an urgent need, created an integrated healthcare talent management and workforce development platform for nurses at the beginning of their careers. The program seeks to solve the “academic-to-practice” gap and high turnover rate for new nurses by implementing Nurse Residency Pathways that include curriculum, coaching and analytics. One health organization, after using Pathways for just six months, reported significant increases in clinical skills, patient outcomes and leadership abilities. 


Solution Provider Profile

Solution Provider Profile: Kronos (2017)

This solution provider profile features Kronos, a global leader in workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions. Guided by decades of experience and innovation — its Workforce Ready product is on Release 49 — Kronos offers a powerful suite of tools and services to manage and engage an entire workforce from pre-hire to retire. The profile features insights from Cliff Stevenson, Principal Analyst, Workforce Management.



Optimizing Your Recruitment Marketing through Strategy, Process and Technology (Webinar)

Modern recruitment marketing strategies have resulted in improved candidate quality, new hire engagement, and time-to-hire for many organizations, according to Brandon Hall Group’s 2017 Recruitment Marketing Study. But some are not reaping those benefits because they are still in the developmental stage in their recruitment processes, or they have no recruitment marketing strategy at all.

How can organizations move the needle and improve their recruitment marketing practices? One example is sourcing – a majority of research respondents say they need they need sourcing tools (71%), social recruiting tools (72%), talent networks (64%), and other resources.

Learning’s Big Data Problem: Measuring and Analyzing Impact Part 2 (Webinar)

In our previous webinar, we discussed how organizations are hungrier than ever for more learning data and what to do with the data. The dialogue created many questions from the audience ranging from what data should be collected to setting up a meaningful measurement program.

Based on the volume of questions, we are creating an encore discussion to answer many of these questions and review the critical steps to creating and implementing a learning measurement program. Whether you attended the last webinar or not, you will find this webinar extremely helpful in evaluating what type of analytical approaches to use within your organization.



Sneak Peek: State of Talent Acquisition 2017 (Blog)

Brandon Hall Group just closed its 2017 State of Talent Acquisition Study. As she studies the data and conducts interviews, Principal Talent Acquisition Analyst Daria Friedman provides a sneak peek of some of the more significant results.


Answers to Questions from Members

One of the great features of membership in Brandon Hall Group is the ability to ask questions of our analyst team and get insightful answers within 24 hours. This is among the questions answered last week:

  • What are some tips and tricks for a VP to get acquainted with lower levels in their department?
  • When it comes to Performance Reviews, how do you drive energy around the process so it doesn’t seem like a tedious “check the box” task?
  • What current best practices are there related to executive onboarding?
  • What are best practice ideas for “onboarding” existing employees who move from one function to another within the org?
  • What are the most critical talent trends impacting CPG and Food/Ag Industry in 2017?

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