LinkedIn’s Learning Chief Talks to Brandon Hall Group’s HCMx Radio

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Kevin Delaney, Head of Learning and Development and Product HR at LinkedIn, talks about Learning and HR at LinkedIn before the acquisition by Microsoft.

Kevin Delaney, Head of Learning and Development and Product HR at LinkedIn, talks about Learning and HR at LinkedIn before the acquisition by Microsoft, on Brandon Hall Group’s weekly HCMx Radio podcast released earlier this week

HCMx Radio is a podcast focusing on innovative, cutting-edge topics in Human Capital Management, weaving Brandon Hall Group’s latest research, HCM technology and industry leaders into each episode.

Most of the interview with Delaney, conducted by host Rachel Cooke, Brandon Hall Group’s chief operating officer, focused on how Delaney’s operation supported the company’s growth and developed teams and individuals to be adaptable, innovative, and sustainable amid constant change – skills that undoubtedly will be put to good use in the wake of the acquisition by Microsoft.

Even before the acquisition, LinkedIn experienced major transformation from being recognized as a SaaS social people record system, to becoming a competitive Talent Acquisition provider, to then further expanding in offering learning solutions through its acquisition a little over a year ago of

“During my interview with Kevin, I learned a lot about his focus in his role at LinkedIn, the corporate culture, and how the company is structured to support growth and change,” Cooke said. Some of the takeaways about LinkedIn from the interview include:

  • LinkedIn’s focus on making data-driven talent decisions
  • Learning products that are designed, delivered and marketed with the same approach as an external go-to-market campaign
  • The company’s hyper-focus on the audience experience
  • The company’s vision that success depends on finding a balance between creativity and sustainability
  • The three essential levels of engagement: setting proper expectations; creating and cultivating a highly creative environment; and sustaining the business by looking ahead and anticipating change.

The interview – and all prior shows – can be downloaded anytime at the HCMx Radio site:

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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 23 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.

To learn more about Brandon Hall Group, please call (561) 306-3576 or email to success(at)brandonhall(dot)com.

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