Three Customers Recognized for Performance Management, Talent Management and Employee Engagement Strategies Using Company’s Innovative Software Solutions


OMAHA, Neb.--Quantum Workplace, a leading provider of comprehensive employee engagement and performance software, as well as the leader in data collection for nearly 50 Best Places to Work Programs across North America, announced today three of its customers are winners in the 2021 Brandon Hall Group Human Capital Management (HCM) Excellence Awards.

“Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards in 2021 provide much-needed and well-deserved recognition to organizations that went above and beyond to support their stakeholders during the unprecedented disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic”

The 2021 Brandon Hall Group HCM Excellence Awards are bestowed based on work in learning and development, talent management, leadership development, talent acquisition, human resources, sales performance, diversity, equity & inclusion and the future of work.

Three customers using Quantum Workplace solutions were recognized in this year’s competition:

  • Deltek (Herndon, Va.), a leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for project-based businesses, earned a Gold award in the Best Advance in Performance Management category. By partnering with Quantum Workplace, Deltek transformed its performance management program to drive a culture of continuous conversation to enable greater performance and increased engagement. The new program provides flexibility that allows it to evolve right along with the company's constant growth.
  • Valet Living (Tampa, Fla.), the largest nationally recognized full-service amenities provider to the multifamily housing industry, earned a Silver award in the Best Advance in Creating a Talent Strategy category. Valet Living, in partnership with Quantum Workplace, transformed its talent management strategy to drive employee, team and business success. With its new program, the company was focused on getting the right talent in the right seats, and then retaining those individuals through intentional coaching and mentoring to optimize performance.
  • Sammons Financial Group (West Des Moines, Iowa), a financial services company whose member companies offer life insurance, annuity, and retirement planning products, earned a Bronze award in the Best Advance in Employee Engagement category. With the help of Quantum Workplace, Sammons Financial Group elevated its employee engagement strategy and workplace culture by transitioning to an annual engagement survey, driving intentional action based on survey findings, and empowering employees to have ownership over engagement.

“We are proud of our customers’ dedicated teams, the work they put forth and the programs executed by Deltek, Valet Living and Sammons Financial Group. This prestigious honor from the Brandon Hall Group is indicative of the ways in which our solutions enhance employee engagement and improve performance management, positively impacting so many organizations. In each of these award-winning cases, our customers were hard at work implementing our software to maximize their workforces and business operations. This is the reason Quantum Workplace was founded and exists, as we continually strive to make work better for our customers and their employees,” noted Greg Harris, co-founder and chief executive officer at Quantum Workplace.

“Brandon Hall Group Excellence Awards in 2021 provide much-needed and well-deserved recognition to organizations that went above and beyond to support their stakeholders during the unprecedented disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Brandon Hall Group COO and leader of the HCM Excellence Awards Program Rachel Cooke. “The awards provide validation of best practices in all areas of HCM at a time when they have never been more important to employers, employees and customers.”

“We added several awards categories this year to specifically address critical needs, including how organizations addressed the new dynamics of work and embedded the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion in their HCM practices,” Brandon Hall Group CEO Mike Cooke said. “Winning organizations in all categories demonstrated a people-centric approach while driving superior business results under challenging and unprecedented conditions. Demonstrating HCM’s impact on the business is what sets our awards apart.”

Entries were evaluated by a panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts, Brandon Hall Group analysts and executives based upon these criteria: fit the need, design of the program, functionality, innovation and overall measurable benefits. Excellence Award winners are scheduled to be honored at Brandon Hall Group’s HCM Excellence Conference, Feb. 1-3, 2022, at the Hilton West Palm Beach, Fla. Select winners also will serve as presenters in breakout sessions, sharing their leading practices during the conference. All winners are listed at


About Brandon Hall Group

Brandon Hall Group operates the largest and longest running awards program in Human Capital Management. As an independent HCM research and analyst firm they conduct studies in Learning and Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Talent Acquisition and HR/Workforce Management. These benchmark studies help organizations by providing strategic insights for executives and practitioners responsible for growth and business results. Coupling the research studies with the best practice from the awards, Brandon Hall Group has helped more than 10,000 clients globally and more than 28 years of delivering world-class research and advisory. At the core of our offerings is a membership program that combines research, benchmarking and unlimited access to data and analysts. Membership enables 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. Brandon Hall Group has also launched professional certifications for business and human capital management professionals to upskill themselves and gain credentials for career advancement. Visit for more information.