Research on Employee Engagement, Diversity & Inclusion Added to DataNow™

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Brandon Hall Group’s online tool offers primary, proprietary data that can be filtered for demographics and industry segments

Brandon Hall Group, the leading independent Human Capital Management research and analyst firm, today announced release of two new research studies – Employee Engagement and Diversity & Inclusion -- on DataNow™, the firm’s online research tool featuring proprietary and primary research data.

The new studies join 11 other 2016 studies already posted to DataNow™: Learning Technology, State of Learning, Talent Acquisition Technology, Workforce Management Technology, Performance Management, Wage and Labor Law Compliance, Mobile Learning, Women in Leadership, Learning Measurement, Onboarding, and Talent Management Technology.

DataNow™, available through Brandon Hall Group membership, includes:

  • Access to Brandon Hall Group's proprietary and primary research data.
  • Timely, relevant HCM data, filtered by market size, geography organizational performance, and corporate culture.
  • Ability to compare and contrast data points from leading HCM practices across high-performing organizations.
  • Ability to conduct custom research projects internally.
  • Ability to share data -- the right data -- with colleagues, customers, clients and partners.

“DataNow™ has become an indispensable tool for organizations who want to make active use of research to drive change and improvement in their human capital management practices and their business as a whole,” Brandon Hall Group CEO Mike Cooke said. “Corporations use it to validate changes they want to make and develop use cases for new technology. Solution providers use it to get a better understanding of buyer trends and to communicate market trends to customers and prospects.”

Diversity & Inclusion Study
Diversity and inclusion (D&I) is a challenge for most organizations. What is surprising is just how dire the situation has become for many companies. The good news is that a large percentage of companies, 49%, are taking steps to actively create a formal D&I program to help address some of these issues. The first step for many companies is properly assessing their own shortcomings in D&I, and then properly addressing those failings so a successful program can be built. Brandon Hall Group's Diversity and Inclusion 2016 survey helps these companies to do just that: benchmark against other organizations in similar situations, and show how top-performing companies are creating meaningful D&I programs and using those programs to create business value. Survey highlights include: 

  • 47% of respondents believed their company was excellent at promoting diversity and inclusion
  • The number one barrier to successful D&I implementation for most organizations (61%) was cultural resistance
  • 37% of organizations say they are "very dissatisfied" with the results of their current D&I program

The online survey gathered 370 responses representing individuals from both the United States and abroad, in more than 25 different industries. The data was collected in August 2016.

Employee Engagement
Brandon Hall Group's 2016 Engagement Practices Study provides an in-depth understanding of organizations' commitment to employee engagement; the extent to which key employee segments participate in engagement activities; best practices; the value of practices/activities to engagement; the impact of rewards and recognition technology on key performance metrics, such as productivity; desired capabilities for a rewards and recognition provider; and budget trends. 

Three of the key findings for this survey are: 

  • 67% of organizations surveyed consider engagement a strategic priority; 20% indicate it is conducted on an ad hoc basis; and 9% plan to make it a priority in the near future.
  • The five activities most reported as highly valuable to employee engagement efforts are: employee surveys (52%), compensation/bonus programs (41%), coaching and mentoring (40%), career development paths (39%), and formal employee recognition programs (39%).
  • The majority feel that their rewards and recognition technology solution positively impacted employee engagement (80%), employee performance (75%), customer satisfaction (74%), employee retention (72%), employer brand reputation or Employee Value Proposition (72%), and employee productivity (70%).

This data comes from a survey of HR, Talent Management and business leaders and practitioners from June through August 2016. There were 285 total respondents. Responses represent business, HR, talent acquisition, and learning professionals from organizations headquartered in 30 different countries across a wide variety of industries.

About Brandon Hall Group:
For additional information about this research or other Brandon Hall Group products, contact CEO Mike Cooke: (561) 306-3576 or mike(dot)cooke(at)brandonhall(dot)com.

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 HR/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.

Our mission: Empower excellence in organizations around the world through our research and tools each and every day.

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.

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