The 2015 results highlight that L&D professionals are increasingly recognising the importance of understanding business needs and commercial awareness. Many report they are aligned to business strategy, though recognise that there are significant barriers in achieving this. Despite this recognition, it’s also clear that many are still struggling to evaluate the impact of L&D activity on the business.

The survey also highlights a number of L&D capability gaps (such as analytical and technological skills), which as a profession need to be addressed. Many report a lack of confidence in using learning technology and yet also predict growth in areas such as e-learning, virtual classrooms and social learning.

The report is available to download as a 45 page .pdf.