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ASTD Reports That Learning Investments Held Steady in 2008

November 19, 2009
The American Society for Training & Development reports that 2008 was a year of stark contrasts for learning and development. Increased investment in learning was evident early in the year, only to be followed by cuts as the economy foundered last fall, leaving learning professionals to deliver effective employee training despite reduced resources. Also, for the first time in the survey, the use of e-learning declined.
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Downturn Prompts a Change in Learning Initiatives

October 27, 2009
A 2009 study by Bersin & Associates, done in conjunction with Workforce Management , shows steep drops in training and development spending. Instead of spending on come-one, come-all programs, organizations are taking more prescriptive approach that seeks to match high-potential employees with development initiatives that tackle strategic business issues.
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