Research Highlights Feb. 17-23

A Wide Breadth of Brandon Hall Group Content for Members

This past week illustrated the breadth of Brandon Hall Group content in terms of topics and presentations. Over the past seven days, we published:

  • Two blogs
  • Two podcasts
  • Tool to Use
  • Executive Interviews
  • Business Builder (a workbook on how to build a business case for change)
  • Solution Provider Profile

The topics touched all of our practice areas (Learning & Development; Talent Management; Leadership Development; Talent Acquisition; HR/Workforce Management; Women In Leadership):

  • Performance Management
  • Learning Certification
  • Experiential learning
  • Onboarding
  • Women in Leadership
  • Employee Engagement

Plus, we commented on major industry news — the announced merger between HCM software giants Ultimate Software and Kronos.

Here are links to the assets:

Learning & Development

A Checklist for Creating a World-Class Certification Program

Executive Interview: Elucidat (Simon Greany)

Talent Management

Building the Business Case for Modern Performance Management

Great Everyday Experiences Drive Employee Engagement

Solution Provider Profile: Sage People

Leadership Development

HCMx Radio 138: Self-Awareness, Empowerment and the Development of Women Leaders

Talent Acquisition

HCMx Radio 139: Reimagining Onboarding for Digital Transformation Success

Workforce Management

Ultimate Software and Kronos to Merge

More to come!

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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.