ATD’s 2015 State of the Industry report, sponsored by Capella University, found that organizations continued to show their commitment to employee learning in 2014, making healthy investments in learning programs. A total of 336 organizations across a wide range of sizes, industries, and locations submitted their efficiencies and expenditures data.
In 2014, organizations on average spent $1,229 per employee on learning. This represents just over a 1.7 percent increase from 2013, when the average spend per employee was $1,208. The average number of learning hours used per employee also saw an upward shift, reaching 32.4 hours in 2014 compared with 31.5 hours in 2013. Technology increasingly influences every aspect of the workplace, and learning delivery is no exception.