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2009

2009 State of Industry

ASTD estimates that U.S. organizations spent $134.07 billion on employee learning and development in 2008. This amount reflects direct learning expenditures such as the learning function’s staff salaries, administrative learning costs, and non-salary delivery costs (including outsourced activities). Nearly two-thirds of the U.S. total ($88.59 billion) was spent on the internal learning funct...

The Value of Evaluation: Making Training Evaluations More Effective

The Value of Evaluation: Making Training Evaluations More Effective study explores the complex issue of learning evaluation, the techniques being used, barriers to effective implementation, and strategic uses of learning metrics. With a down economy, business leaders have all the more reason to scrutinize. However, it can be difficult to show hard dollar savings for areas like training and develop...

Talent Management Playbook

The Talent Management Playbook highlights challenges organizations commonly face regarding talent management and presents strategies for addressing those challenges. This easy-to-use research guide includes real-world examples of how companies have addressed talent management issues. The actionable strategies provided in the Talent Management Playbook enable organizations to take a holistic approa...

Learning in Tough Economic Times: How Corporate Learning is Meeting the Challenges

The global recession weighs heavily on everyone's mind. Few industries are immune to the down economy, but some companies are weathering this storm because they understand the value of having skilled talent to grow the organization. The learning function is critically important to helping an organization achieve a competitive advantage in a troubled economy. ASTD's Learning in Tough Economic Times...

The Ill-Prepared U.S. Workforce: Exploring the Challenges of Employer-Provided Workforce Readiness Training

U.S. employers continue to struggle with an ill-prepared workforce, finding new hires lack crucial basic and applied skills, according to a new report produced by ASTD, Corporate Voices for Working Families, The Conference Board, and the Society for Human Resource Management. The report, The Ill-Prepared U.S. Workforce: Exploring the Challenges of Employer-Provided Workforce Readiness Training, fi...

Transforming Learning With Web 2.0 Technologies

Web 2.0 technologies have changed the face of the Internet and have vast potential for revolutionizing the way we learn. Transforming Learning With Web 2.0 Technologies, a new research study conducted by ASTD/i4cp and sponsored by Booz Allen Hamilton, describes how Web 2.0 technologies are being used for learning in today's organizations. The report, based on survey data from over 700 learning pro...

Building an Engaged Workforce Playbook

Building an Engaged Workforce Playbook provides actionable strategies for employee engagement based on a comprehensive global survey of industry respondents. This easy to use research guide includes real-world examples of how companies have addressed increasing or maintaining an engaged workforce. This report, which is partly based on the results of a survey conducted by the Institute for Corporat...

Executive Development: Strategic and Tactical Approaches

Executive development is a multibillion-dollar business endeavor and a critical component to an organization's long-term growth and survival. Organizations invest significant resources to develop today's leaders into tomorrow's executives, often with little information on what other organizations have found to be successful (or unsuccessful). This study examines how organizations handle executive ...

Talent Management Practices and Opportunities Study

Talent management has become a top priority for most organizations, but it is also an area where there is typically room for improvement. In today's volatile business market, effectively managing human capital can play a crucial role in business success. The ASTD Talent Management Practices and Opportunities Study discovered how talent management is currently being used by a diverse range of organ...

ASTD Research Reference Collection

Stay on the leading edge with ASTDs latest in-depth investigations into areas that are affecting learning professionals on a daily basis. Offered at special discount of more than 75% through June 6 only, this compilation features a range of issues impacting the learning function such as employee engagement, new technologies, talent management, and e-learning solutions. This bundled set includes fo...

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