Brandon Hall Group Research Published July 18-24

Over the past week, Brandon Hall Group published 11 pieces of research – 2 new proprietary research reports, 3 award-winning technology reviews, 1 solution provider profile, 2 webinars, 1 executive interview, and 2 research-based blogs.

In this blog, we will make public some of these reports (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 July 18-24:

New Research Reports

Talent Acquisition Technology 2016: Under-Utilized, but Poised for Change

This industry perspective provides the most thorough analysis of what talent acquisition technology buyers like, don’t like, want and need from their technology and their technology providers. Principal Talent Acquisition Analyst Daria Friedman’s analysis of the data from more than 300 organizations in more than 20 countries and industries led to five critical calls to action, along with an in-depth analysis of more than 40 talent acquisition technology functionalities.

Learner-Centric Programs that Drive Revenue and Power Sales Performance

This e-book provides an overview of the types of blended learning programs that are effective in training sales professionals to drive new business. This report comes from a variety of sources, including surveys, case studies, interviews, and presentations by sales training experts.


Award-Winning Technology Reviews

These technology reviews – winners of 2015 Brandon Hall Group Excellence in Technology Awards – were released for publication:

CD2 Learning’s Customized Talent Development Platform

CD2 Learning offers a unique, customized talent development platform – a complete, cloud-based solution with LMS, CMS, built-in content authoring tools, gamification, and social collaboration capabilities. It comes with The Ken Blanchard Companies’ leadership content, CD2’s Talent Development Toolkit, and Learning Process Map. Designed to be social, mobile, and fun, targeting today’s millennial workforce, users also have access to the moment-in-time app, which allows them to easily create, publish, and push out timely information.

Career Management Facilitated by Social Media at HCL Technologies

HCL Technologies of India grew quickly to an organization of over 100,000 “ideapreneurs.” Decentralizing career development and the use of a “social” engine to build a blended and collaborative growth platform was needed to sustain the company’s growth. Enter Career Connect, which leverages social media to facilitate employees to choose their aspirations, seek role referrals and recommendations, initiate realistic career discussions with an extended network of career counselors, and help employees to highlight their career preferences by seeking support for their career goals.
Entelo’s Unique Tools Enhance Candidate-Recruiter Relationships

Entelo is working to make recruiters more effective while making candidate-recruiter interactions more personal. Entelo helps guide the way with unique tools, such as More Likely to Move™, which features a patented algorithm that crunches over 70 variables to predict which candidates are likely to change jobs within the next 90 days. Entelo’s premium Diversity filter allows recruiters to search for female, black, Asian, Hispanic, and Veteran candidates, allowing them to source from the most representative talent pool possible



Bringing the Classroom into the 21st Century

As the classroom continues to evolve and include new technologies – from tablets to smartboards and more – it is more important than ever to be able to manage the resources necessary for an effective classroom experience. In this webinar, David Wentworth, Principal Analyst with Brandon Hall Group, and Derek Shipley, Vice President, Instructor Resource Management with Xerox Learning Solutions, looked at the multitude of opportunities for the classroom, and the tools necessary to manage them all for an effective, efficient experience.

EY Transforms Learning by Deploying a Blended Approach

It’s not easy to design and deploy large-scale learning programs globally and consistently, while keeping them locally relevant. However this was the challenge faced by the learning team supporting EY’s Audit practice. The team supports 63,000+ professionals in their commitment to deliver consistent high-quality audits worldwide. In addition, it was necessary to prepare their auditors even better for the fast-changing regulatory environment in which they operate.
Rachel Cooke, COO at Brandon Hall Group; Martin Hayter, Global Assurance Learning Leader at EY; and Simon Berridge, Global Assurance Learning Strategy & Design at EY, discussed how EY transformed learning.


Solution Provider Profile


This solution provider profile features SmartRecruiters, which designs its product to scale as its clients grow, accommodate hiring needs at any growth level whether accommodating small hiring teams, corporations with distributed hiring needs in separate offices, or large, global enterprises. The profile includes insights from Daria Friedman, Principal Analyst, Talent Acquisition.


Executive Interview

How to Improve Global Sales Performance

This interview features the leaders of the SAP Global Sales and Leadership Programs, which won a Gold Award for Best Program for Sales Training and Performance in the 2015 Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards. Brandon Hall Group COO Rachel Cooke interviews Rainer Stern, Global Vice President for Sales Acceleration and Leadership Programs, and Ralf Wagner, Chief Program Manager for Sales Acceleration and Leadership Programs, on how the SAP team transformed the way it developed and supported sales executives and managers by providing training and coaching that was relevant, solved problems, and drove business results.


Research-based Blogs

What Matters Most During Onboarding – Process, Practices, or Duration?

Brandon Hall Group’s 2016 Talent Acquisition Technology research shows that onboarding is a hot topic and that both the onboarding process and onboarding technology solutions are top priorities for 2016. However, as Principal Talent Acquisition Analyst Daria Friedman dove deeper into what is happening around onboarding through our just-completed 2016 Onboarding research, she found a deep level of dissatisfaction with the current state of onboarding. Nearly three-fourths (72%) of the organizations we surveyed are not at all satisfied or somewhat satisfied with their current onboarding process. Please click here to read the complete blog.

HCMx Radio: SAP Demonstrates How to Improve Global Sales Performance

Brandon Hall Group COO Rachel Cooke interviews the leaders of SAP’s transformation global sales performance program in the latest edition of the weekly podcast series, HCMx Radio. Please click here to read the blog and access the podcast.

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