Employers must use their learning and development (L&D) technologies if they want to develop top-notch learning cultures and fully engaged learners. Most human resources (HR) professionals (86%) say their organization uses some form of learning technology, but only 17% strongly agree that their L&D function is excellent. Further, less than one-fifth of HR professionals strongly agree (16%) that they have established a top-notch culture of learning. So, the window of opportunity is wide open for HR to effectively apply modern technology to optimize that learning process and foster a workplace culture that embraces high-impact learning.
According to the newly released industry research report, The State of Learning Solutions and Learner Engagement, by HR.com’s Research Institute, most organizations are not satisfied with their learning technology (only 15% strongly agree they are satisfied), a problem that may be related to a lack of cutting-edge features and integration. A weak learning culture could be a barrier to acquiring and integrating optimal learning platforms.
Looking ahead, the biggest change in L&D tools over the next three years will be the need to accommodate mobile devices (69%), followed by the idea that Learning Management Systems (LMS) will increasingly become part of a larger learning platform (51%).
“It’s time for many organizations to look in the mirror as far as their current learning tools and programs, but this has to start with an effective learning culture. Without the support of a strong learning program at all levels, a stagnant learning program could actually be harmful to engagement and productivity,” stated Debbie McGrath, Chief Instigator and CEO of HR.com.
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The survey was fielded January and February of 2019. There were complete responses from 436 participating HR professionals representing a broad cross-section of employers.
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