2013 State of the Industry
The State of the Industry report is ASTD’s definitive review of workplace learning and development trends. In the 2013 State of the Industry report, sponsored by Skillsoft and the CARA Group, Inc., 475 organizations representing a diverse sample of industries, sizes, and locations report on their commitment to learning and development. ASTD estimates that U.S. organizations spent approximately $164.2 billion on employee learning in 2012. Of this total direct learning expenditure, 61 percent ($100.2 billion) was spent internally. The remainder was spent on external services, which accounted for 28 percent ($46 billion); and tuition reimbursement, which accounted for 11 percent ($18 billion).
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LXCI Q2 2014
ASTD’s quarterly Learning Executive Confidence Index (LXCI) assesses the outlooks and expectations of learning executives for the next six months on a 100-point scale, modeled after the CEO Confidence Indices reported by Chief Executive Magazine and The Conference Board. The LXCI provides a snapshot of learning executive confidence in the future and factors in expectations of their learning functions' abilities to meet learning needs and to show impact in key areas including corporate productivity, the status of learning as a key strategic component within the organization, and the availability of resources for learning. The report is published quarterly in January, April, July, and October each year.