New Analysts, Promotions at Brandon Hall Group

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Clifford Stevenson and Daria Friedman Join the Analyst Team, and 2 Other Analysts Earn Promotions

Brandon Hall Group today announced that Daria Friedman and Clifford Stevenson have joined the HCM research/analyst firm as principal analysts, solidifying the analyst team as “the true leader” in the HCM space, according to Brandon Hall Group CEO Mike Cooke.

Stevenson, formerly Senior Human Capital Researcher at the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp), becomes Principal Analyst of the Workforce Management Practice at Brandon Hall Group.

Friedman, formerly Vice President and Director of Research at Findly, becomes Principal Analyst of the Talent Acquisition Practice at Brandon Hall Group.

Brandon Hall Group CEO Mike Cooke said, “Daria and Cliff are outstanding analysts and researchers who provide valuable expertise and experience in two of our newer practices. We are honored to have them. Adding them to our world-class analyst team makes Brandon Hall Group the true leader and only independent analyst and advisory firm solely focused on human capital management.”

Cooke also announced the promotions of David Wentworth, senior learning analyst since 2012, to Principal Learning Analyst, and Ben Eubanks, associate analyst since 2014, to Learning Analyst.

“Our analyst team has seasoned, thoughtful analysts with superior insights into their markets due to their sophisticated approach to both quantitative and qualitative research and their responsiveness to the needs of members and clients,” Cooke said.

Before coming to Brandon Hall Group, Friedman led the research practice for Bernard Hodes Group, a recruitment solutions agency, and Findly, a talent acquisition software service provider. Her focus is on conducting talent acquisition research on topics such as candidate experience, employer value proposition validation, onboarding, candidate experience, retention, internal communications, career site messaging, talent pool assessments/supply and demand, employee engagement, campus/graduate recruitment, brand perceptions/positioning, best practices, diversity, market/competitive dynamics, talent acquisition metrics, source-of-hire/job search dynamics, employer preferences, employee benefits, technology purchase preferences, and more.

She has conducted research globally across many industries, such as healthcare, technology, insurance, finance, hospitality, telecommunications, defense, and retail.

Daria has an MBA in Marketing from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a BA in French from Montclair State University.

“I am very excited to join Brandon Hall Group,” Friedman said. “I believe that talent acquisition plays a critical role in the success of an organization by articulating the employer brand; by finding, attracting, and onboarding quality talent; and by contributing toward productivity and business strategy. I look forward to contributing research that paves the way for improving company performance.”        

Stevenson is a human capital research analyst whose work has been focused heavily on data and analytics, core HR/workforce management functions, innovation and creativity, international management, as well as performance management, recruitment, acquisition, retention, and attrition. Before joining Brandon Hall Group and i4cp, he was the head of HR for a consulting firm in Boston. Cliff received his MS in Organizational Development from Suffolk University and BA in Psychology from the University of South Florida.

Stevenson said, "Brandon Hall Group's dedication to actionable research is reflected in their client list, and the chance to work with top practitioners is an exciting opportunity. I'm thrilled to help Brandon Hall Group provide the top-tier analytics and human capital management research that helps businesses drive performance, and I look forward to uncovering the newest and next practices that will help our clients succeed."

Stevenson’s thought leadership has appeared in Talent Management Magazine, Human Resources Executive, Businessweek, Fortune magazine, the Washington Post, Business Insider and many other publications. He is the author of dozens of reports and articles and wrote "The Real Dollar Value of Employee Engagement" in ATD's Integrated Talent Management Scorecards (2013), and "The Age of Big Data and Talent Analytics" in ATD's Talent Management Handbook (2015).

About Brandon Hall Group:
Brandon Hall Group is a HCM research and advisory services firm that provides insights around key performance areas, including Learning and Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Talent Acquisition and Workforce Management.

With more than 10,000 clients globally and 20 years of delivering world-class research and advisory services, Brandon Hall Group is focused on developing research that drives performance in emerging and large organizations, and provides strategic insights for executives and practitioners responsible for growth and business results.

At the core of our offerings is a Membership Program that combines research, benchmarking and unlimited access to data and analysts. The Membership Program offers insights and best practices to enable executives and practitioners to make the right decisions about people, processes, and systems, coalesced with analyst advisory services which aim to put the research into action in a way that is practical and efficient.

For additional information about Brandon Hall Group please contact Mike Cooke:
(561) 865-5017.

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