RALEIGH, N.C. — Nov. 22, 2021 — Training Industry has released its annual trends report, “Trends 2022: Enhancing the Efficiency of the Training Function,” which identifies six corporate training trends influencing the future of learning and development (L&D).

The key trends for 2022 focus on improving efficiency across the training department to improve the processes and tools needed to deliver effective training programs. The six trends highlighted in the report explore:

  • The need for effective skills assessments to upskill employees.
  • L&D’s role in talent retention.
  • Designing learning in the flow of work to meet the needs of employees.
  • Developing robust learning experiences for a dispersed workforce.
  • Reexamining your learning technologies stack to enhance effectiveness.
  • The L&D market outlook, with estimates on training spend, mergers and acquisitions, and industry growth projections.

The full report can be downloaded here.

“These trends capture the challenges and topics that we’ve seen emerge over the past year,” said Michelle Eggleston Schwartz, editorial director at Training Industry. “It’s been an exciting and challenging time in the training industry. And as the world of work evolves, L&D is only going to grow in importance to prepare employees for the future of their roles.”

“The trends that we identified in this report really illustrate the changing nature of work and how training must adapt,” said Training Industry CEO Ken Taylor. “Focusing on efficiency and effectiveness will enable training professionals to optimize their training offerings and better meet the unique needs of their workforce. It is our hope that these trends spark conversation as learning leaders plan their training strategy for the coming year.”

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