Research Highlights Feb. 24-March 1

Cornerstone-Saba Plus New Research on Learning Strategy, Technology

This was a big week for Learning & Development, starting with Cornerstone’s announcement that it is acquiring Saba. Michael Rochelle, Brandon Hall Group’s Chief Strategy Officer, weighs in on the impact.

We also released research assets on learning strategy and learning technology. And we added 30 technology reviews featuring solution provider/corporate partnerships that leverage technology to driving learning, talent management, talent acquisition, workforce management and business success. These case studies are all winners of Brandon Hall Group Excellence in Technology Awards in 2019.

Here are links to all the assets:

Learning & Development

New Research

2020 State of Learning Technology (Research Data Highlights)

Optimizing Learning to Drive Performance (KnowledgeGraphic)

Learning & Development Benchmarking 2020 (KnowledgeGraphic)

Industry news

Cornerstone and Saba: What This Transaction Means for the Industry


HCMx Radio 140: Managing Learning Digitization


Schoox Turns Six Modules into One Cloud-Based, Mobile-Optimized Platform

Arcelik Group Empowers Sales Training on Consumer Products through Augmented Reality

CrossKnowledge’s My Learning App Accompanies Learners Throughout the Day 

Authentic Learning Labs’ Authentic Analytics Uses AI, ML to Easily Categorize, Qualify Data

Mursion’s Realistic Avatars Deliver Measurable, High-Impact Results

Adobe Captivate Prime Maximizes Impact Through Skills-Based Programs, Games,

Social Learning

TalentQuest’s Immersive Learning is Driving ROI at Spirit Airlines

Allianz Helps Lead Germany’s Nationwide Fellowship Program for Digital Talents

Inkling’s Content Authoring Tools Simplify Learning Management Process for Learners, Admins

G-Cube’s Mobile App Helps Bank of Baroda Meet Learners at their Point of Need

Beautycounter’s Counter University Incorporates Many Resources for Successful Sales Conversations

Conduent Robotic Process Automation Solution Achieves Efficiency, Quality Results

Gnowbe’s Bite-Sized Social Learning, Gamification Encourages Active Engagement

Vector Solutions Modernizes Courses with 3D Graphics, Animation to Meet Needs of Modern, Mobile Learners

Infosys’ LeX Next-Generation Learning Platform Accelerates Transformation to Digital Change

UpsideLMS Helps Firstsource BPM Service Make Learning Real-Time, Relevant

Upside LMS Helps Doha Bank Achieve Major Compliance Assurance

Unboxed’s HUB360 Combines On-Demand Sales, Marketing, Training Solutions to Maximize Learning

Brainier’s LMS Delivers Transformative Learning for Organizations of Any Size

TOFAS’ Video Content Management Software Provides Learning with Advanced Analytics

National Academy of Civil Services Uses AR, Online Video to Enhance Mobile Learning App

ODE Consulting’s ‘learnin1thing’ Facilities Interactions to Support Transformational Journey

LearnUpon LMS Manages, Tracks, Achieves Companies’ Diverse Learning Goals

Talent Management


Solution Provider Profile: O.C. Tanner

meQuilibrium Mood Coach’s AI Promotes Intelligent Emotional, Performance Mentoring


HCMx Radio 141: Work/Life Balance 2020

Talent Acquisition

UltiPro Launch Addresses Pain Points When Onboarding to a New HCM Solution

HCL Technologies’ Techruit Increases Hiring Numbers Through Improved Productivity

Numeris Uses Frequent Check-Ins, Socialization to Enhance New Employee Onboarding

SuccessFinder’s Culture Fit Give Predictive Analytics on Business Results, Employee Satisfaction

Workforce Management

LifeWorks Well-Being Solutions Improvs Employee Productivity, Loyalty, Retention

Deputy’s Cloud-Based Software Introduces New Ways to Schedule Staff, Payroll in Minutes

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.

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