How a Nonprofit Improved Candidate Quality and Number of Potential Candidates Simultaneously

September 22, 2010 2 comments

Teen Parent Connection’s Board of Directors was struggling to help the organization reach its fundraising, community awareness, and expansion goals.  The board faced numerous challenges when recruiting new board members and had recently dropped below the required number of board members stated in its bylaws.  The Board President and Executive Director were concerned that Read more…


Research Reveals Gilead Best Human Capital Manager Among Leading Biotech Companies

August 3, 2010 Leave a comment

To determine which company is the best manager of human capital among major biotech companies CorDell & Company analyzed sales per employee, cash flow per employee, and total number of employees at Amgen, Biogen, Celgene, Genzyme, and Gilead between 2005 and 2009. Read more…

Who is the Best at Talent Management, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle or SAP?

June 25, 2010 1 comment

To determine which of the leading computer software companies, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, or SAP, is the most effective at talent management we compared their workforces’ production of sales and cash flow between 2005 and 2009.  Microsoft’s workforce significantly outperformed the workforces of IBM, Oracle, and SAP.  However, it appears that Microsoft’s talent acquisition function is unable Read more…

How to Calculate the ROI for Training and Development Programs

May 20, 2010 2 comments

Most organizations operate under the assumption that investments in training and development programs payoff by improving employee performance and employee retention, yet a number of employee training decisions are made using intuition or industry “best practices” without consideration for measurement of program outcomes nor their alignment with business strategy.  Over time investments made this way cause learning and development to look like an expense center rather than investment center, which makes it highly susceptible to cost reduction initiatives.  Calculating the expected ROI, or financial value, of investments in learning and development programs is not easy, but it is ideal for Read more…

New Research Reveals Cisco Winning “War for Talent” Among Network Equipment Manufacturers

May 4, 2010 1 comment

CorDell & Company Study Examines Human Capital Productivity at Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Ericsson, Juniper, and Motorola

To determine who’s winning the “war for talent” among Network Equipment Manufacturers, CorDell & Company compared human capital productivity at Alcatel-Lucent (ALU), Cisco (CSCO), Ericsson (ERIC), Juniper (JNPR), and Motorola (MOT) on a number of workforce productivity measures for fiscal years 2005 to 2009.

MOT had the highest average sales per employee (SE) at $524,998, although Read more…

Who’s winning the ‘war for talent’ in Auto Parts Manufacturing, MGA, DNZOY, ALV, ARM, or TRW?

April 20, 2010 Leave a comment

Between 2005 and 2009 ArvinMeritor’s human capital generated the most in top line revenues per employee, but Denso Corporation’s human capital produced the most operating profits per employee.  Denso also had the best average operating margin and was the only company to grow its workforce every year of this study.  This implies that Denso was able to Read more…

Discover who’s winning the ‘war for talent’ in Marketing and Advertising, IPG, WPP, Omnicom, or Publicis!

April 12, 2010 Leave a comment

Between 2005 and 2009 Omnicom Group’s human capital generated the most revenues on average among major marketing and advertising agencies.  However, its human capital produced about the same operating income as Publicis Groupe’s human capital even though Publicis Groupe’s human capital generated around 20% less in revenues.  This is why we believe Read more…