Brandon Hall Group Research Published June 13-19

In the past week, Brandon Hall Group published 10 pieces of research – 2 new proprietary research reports, 5 award-winning technology reviews, 1 solution provider profile, 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:

KnowledgeGraphic: Onboarding Technology

HCMx Radio: The Best of Blended Learning

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Here is an overview of research released June 13-19:

New Research Reports

KnowledgeGraphic: Onboarding Technology

Respondents to Brandon Hall Group’s Talent Acquisition technology research said onboarding — both the strategy and the enabling technology — would be major focuses in the next year as organizations try to engage new employees and increase retention. This KnowledgeGraphic illustrates the most important onboarding functionalities organizations are looking for from their technology solutions and the differences between the importance of a technology function and respondents’ satisfaction with their current solution.

KnowledgeFlash: Onboarding

This KnowledgeFlash provides a brief overview of our latest research on onboarding and links to pertinent case studies on the topic.


Award-Winning Technology Reviews

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

PRO Unlimited’s Cross-Platform Vendor Management System

PRO Unlimited’s Wand Vendor Management System (VMS) is a fifth-generation solution that enables efficient management of the contingent workforce. Its capabilities include recruiting, onboarding and offboarding, worker timecards and expenses, talent self-sourcing, bill-rate management, staffing and statement-of-work supplier management, data analytics for tactical and strategic decision-making, risk management for tax and regulatory compliance, and much more.

‘Anytime, Anywhere’ Content Authoring with Lectora Online by Trivantis

Lectora Online, by Trivantis, is a cloud-based authoring tool that offers the flexibility of anywhere, anytime access, as well as built-in course review and project management tools. With Lectora Online, course developers can access content away from the office, using any modern browser, whether on a PC or Mac. Titles can be shared with other team members or users within the organization, allowing for real-time collaboration across offices, cities, or even countries.

VECV’s iLearn Competency Development Program

VE Commercial Vehicles (VECV) of India needed a comprehensive blended learning program to increase sales and business competencies among vehicle dealers. VECV partnered with G-Cube to create a technology-aided platform to support the iLearn competency development initiative. The program includes an iLearn Competency Index that gives a clear idea of the learner’s current competence level and future learning needs.

UL Integrates Compliance Training and Incident Management

The PureSafety Safety Management System centralizes and simplifies safety, training, and compliance programs by integrating observation, incident management, prevention, and training. Users are able to conduct and record regular workplace observations and surveys, document near-misses, manage and report incidents, consolidate multiple injuries, property damage, and environmental spills, take preventive action, and track lost and restricted work days.

Litmos Enables Expansion of Training Development

CallidusCloud’s Litmos solution manages customer training, channel training, and e-commerce training purchases. Litmos’ mission and core value proposition is to advance corporate learning by providing a learning experience that doesn’t necessarily reside in one segmented location, but rather, in the departments where administrators reside, and in applications where users reside. Litmos also provides an array of packaged integrations that allow businesses to painlessly connect their learning data and training programs to critical information systems and learning technologies used across the business (i.e., CRM, CMS, ERP, etc.).


Solution Provider Profile


This solution provider profile features Engage2Excel, the only ROI-based employee recognition program in the market. The solution allows clients to measure engagement, manage total recognition, and improve business performance. The profile includes insights from Daria Friedman, principal talent acquisition analyst for Brandon Hall Group.


Research-based Blog

Candidate Experience and the Role of Technology

Principal Talent Acquisition Analyst Daria Friedman discusses her latest technology research, which reveals candidate experience technology as a high priority for a majority of organizations. Read the full blog here.
HCMx Radio: Blended Learning at Its Best

In our recent podcast featuring Eric Klisz, HR Business Leader from MasterCard, Eric discussed examples of how MasterCard transformed its learning to offer a greater experience through Blended Learning. MasterCard received a Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards in Blended Learning, and during our interview, Eric revealed key considerations around design, engagement, and results. Hosted by Brandon Hall Group COO Rachel Cooke. Listen to the podcast 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.