In the 2008 State of the Industry Report, ASTD
Research reported on the amount of expenditure per employee on
workplace learning and performance in three categories of
organizations: members of the ASTD Benchmarking Forum, winners
of the ASTD BEST Awards, and a consolidated sample that
contained Forum organizations, BEST Award winners, and
submissions to the WLP Scorecard.
The average direct expenditure per employee in the
consolidated sample of organizations rose to $1,103 per employee in
2007, an increase of 6.0 percent from 2006. The average learning
expenditure per employee in both Benchmarking Forum and BEST
organizations was higher than the consolidated average. For Forum
organizations, average direct expenditure per employee was $1,609
in 2007. The BEST Award winners spent an average of $1,451 per
employee on learning and development.
Source: ASTD2008 State of the Industry Report
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