As someone who has worked in the HR profession, I know well the full value of stories, examples, and case studies. At the end of the day, practitioners like us wanted to know that we weren’t the only ones facing a problem and that, just maybe, some other organization had already surmounted the issue with some measure of success that we could learn from.
While much of the work we do at Lighthouse Research & Advisory focuses on quantitative research studies, we do a fair amount of qualitative research as well. We’ve collected case studies over time (and continue to) that highlight interesting approaches and examples of innovation within human capital management. The list below offers a wide variety of industries, examples, and flavors for you to learn from.
Wal-Mart, Automation, and Compassion Training
The Motley Fool: Blending Talent Management and Engagement
Chipotle: How Internal Mobility Reduced Turnover by 64%
Adtran: Using Hackathons for Employer Branding, Employee Development, and Retention
Stout Advisory: Performance Management, Peer Feedback, and Employee Engagement
H&R Block: Seasonal Hiring, Strategic Recruiting, and Hiring Manager Communications
Patagonia: Measuring the ROI of HR Programs, HR Strategy, Employee Perks and Benefits
Hot Chicken Takeover: Employee Benefits, Corporate Culture, Leadership, and Social Responsibility
AlliedUniversal: Talent Acquisition, Employee Referrals, and High-Volume Hiring
Duie Pyle: Remote Worker Engagement, Blue Collar Challenges, and Competitive Recruiting
Ohio Living: Core Values, Company Culture, and Employee Recognition
Cox Enterprises: HR Analytics, Business Impact, and Strategy
McDonald’s: Learning Measurement, Business Impact, and ROI
Southwest Airlines: Corporate Culture, Employee Perks, and Employee Engagement
HJF: HR Technology Selection and Implementation, HR Leadership, and Modernization
Ben Eubanks is the Chief Research Officer at Lighthouse Research & Advisory. He is an author, speaker, and researcher with a passion for telling stories and making complex topics easy to understand.
His latest book Talent Scarcity answers the question every business leader has asked in recent years: “Where are all the people, and how do we get them back to work?” It shares practical and strategic recruiting and retention ideas and case studies for every employer.
His first book, Artificial Intelligence for HR, is the world’s most-cited resource on AI applications for hiring, development, and employee experience.
Ben has more than 10 years of experience both as an HR/recruiting executive as well as a researcher on workplace topics. His work is practical, relevant, and valued by practitioners from F100 firms to SMB organizations across the globe.
He has spoken to tens of thousands of HR professionals across the globe and enjoys sharing about technology, talent practices, and more. His speaking credits include the SHRM Annual Conference, Seminarium International, PeopleMatters Dubai and India, and over 100 other notable events.