Human Capital Management Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

UPDATED 3/23/20

As organizations respond to the threat of the coronavirus (COVID-19), human capital management functions have important roles to play. Brandon Hall Group is conducting a pulse survey and talking to organizations to better understand how HR and Learning are responding to the outbreak.

This page will be updated with answers to these top questions:

  • Are HR policies, such as work at home, being expanded or revised?
  • How is business travel being handled?
  • How are live learning events impacted, and how is technology being leveraged to fill the void?
  • Should the suspension or reduction of live learning be used to expand the adoption of digital learning on an ongoing basis?

Participate in our pulse survey click here.

HR and The Impact of COVID-19 (Research Data Highlights)HR and The Impact of COVID-19 (Research Data Highlights)

The world is in the midst of a viral pandemic whose impact changes and intensifies on a daily basis. Businesses around the world must rethink how they operate in this new environment. Brandon Hall Group studied the state of things as of March 16, 2020, to see what changes — if any — are occurring.

To download this report, click here.

Do you have a best practice you can share?

Have you implemented talent management, learning, or training programs that have helped your company during the coronavirus? Please share your story with us at [email protected], and if possible, send screenshots or public links. We have seen many solution providers step up with technologies and courses, but we are looking for corporate and government organizations examples.

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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.