L&D Will Be Responsible for the Survival of Organizations

As organizations fight to survive, their learning and development (L&D) teams will lead the way.  This is a position taken in a recent blogpost by eLearning Industry columnist and Tata consultant Sahana Chattopadhyay. The war for talent will continue to increase, as companies struggle to identify, hire and retain individuals with high-demand skills.  Ten years […]

How Learning Initiatives Lower Recruiting Costs

Yet another reason to initiate a culture of workplace learning: recruiting costs will be lowered, perhaps dramatically. Companies pay for recruitment advertising — and commissions to inside or outside recruiters — to fill vacancies. Recruiting takes place in the open-job market because employees with specific skills are not available in a current employee population. It […]

Building a Culture of Curiosity

Learning programs only succeed when everyone buys in. Naysayers — perhaps a senior finance person or an employee with a bad attitude — can stymie such programs and need to be dealt with — the sooner the better. A new Vice President, Learning Management System, or corporate subscription to an online university will not instantaneously […]

Study: 90 Percent of New Skills Are Lost after Training

According to data collected by HR research and consulting firm Bersin by Deloitte, in 2014, U.S. spending on corporate training grew by 10 percent to over $75 billion and over $140 billion worldwide — the fifth straight year of year-over-year growth. Josh Bersin of Deloitte explains that corporate training is a good indicator of economic […]