State of Workplace Learning and Development - 2018

Changing Priorities, Emerging Trends

Insights from 1500+ L&D experts about current trends and challenges in this domain

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

TOP TRENDS IN WORKPLACE LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT

1. Organizations recognize Talent Development as Important.

More Than 80% of organizations have some sort of structured L&D. 38% of L&D experts say that ‘Improving Employee Performance’ is the prime focus of their programs in 2018.

2. Re-skilling the workforce and preparing for the future.

Responses to the survey indicate that the need for re-skilling will be required majorly in large-sized organizations.

3. Proving value of learning to learner isn’t as easy as it looks.

Getting employees to attend trainings is highly challenging as learner of today is more demanding and looks for varied options of learning.

4. Learning is Evolving (Quickly) and so must the L&D Budgets.

More than 50% organizations have increased their L&D budgets in 2018 compared to 2017. However, L&D spends differ within departments and employee levels.

5. ‘Data-backed Learning Path’ is a hit amongst L&D experts.

In Low Attrition Organizations, 72% of L&D Teams find ‘Pre-& Post Training Assessment’ the most effective way to measure the ROI.


FOCUS ON L&D PROGRAMS

38% OF L&D EXPERTS SAY THAT 'IMPROVING EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE' IS THE PRIME FOCUS OF THEIR L&D PROGRAMS IN 2018.


Employee engagement

Improving
employee
performance

Re-skilling the workforce

Leadership
development

Building overall
learning culture
Leadership:23% Engagement:4% Improvement:38% Re-skilling:26% Learning:9%

What is the prime focus of L&D teams in 2018?

The success of any organization depends on its ability to address rapidly evolving business scenarios. To achieve this, organizations must upgrade their employees rapidly and regularly through extensive learning and development initiatives.

CHALLENGES

CHALLENGES OF L&D DEPARTMENT

What are the Top challenges faced by your organization in L&D ?

Challenges of L&D Departments

1
Getting Employees to attend Training
2
Identifying Organizations's Training Needs
3
Measuring the ROI/Effectiveness of Programs

Employee
dosen't attend

Identifying
training needs

Measuring
the ROI

Budget
Constraints

Getting approval
from the management

Logistics
Budget-Contraints:18% Logistics:9% Not-Attended:29% Training-needs:19% ROI:18% Approval:13%
L&D SPENDS

L&D BUDGETS: AN INVESTMENT, NOT EXPENSE


of organizations spend 7,000 - 33,000 INR per employee annually

Average L&D Spend Per Employee Increases with the size of the organization

And, the Average Spend per employee at Senior-Level is 3x compared to entry-level

L&D BUDGETS

L&D FUNCTION - NO MORE A COST-SINK

By what percentage has your L&D budget increased in 2018 compared to 2017 ?


0-10%

10-20%

20-30%
L&D Budgets:30% L&D Budgets:6% L&D Budgets:64%

*64% organizations have increased their L&D budgets by 0-10% compared to 2017. However, the Avg. increase in L&D budget in an organization has been 9%.

EFFECTIVE DELIVERY MODE

BLENDED-MODE IS THE MOST EFFECTIVE MODE OF DELIVERING L&D PROGRAMS

81%
Blended-Mode

17%
Instructor-Led

2%
Self-Led

WAY FORWARD

REPORTING VALUE OF L&D PROGRAMS TO THE INDIVIDUAL AND THE BUSINESS



of L&D experts find 'Assesment Technology' the most Effective way to evaluate the success of L&D Programs

Pre & Post Training Assessment

>

37%

Employee Feedback / Satisfaction right after the program

>

35%

Impact on KPI’s of trained employees

>

25%

Quizzes/Questions during the Training

>

3%

Others

>

1%

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