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Reinventing the What, How, and When to Learn

The L&D trends of Present & Future: Declaring Learning Agility as a Clear Winner

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Type: Survey

Number of Respondents: 300+

Target Sample: L&D professionals

Did You Know?

AI, digital readiness & learning agility are the most desired skills among organizations for their present and future workforce.

Top Takeaways:

76% of organizations focus their L&D initiatives for training the mid-senior level workforce.

Companies that customize training plans at an individual level report training effectiveness of 48%.

39% of organizations want to design their L&D programs keeping in mind automation and the future of work.

What’s Inside This Report?


Identifying learning and development requires an assessment of employee skills, along with a detailed understanding of current and future skill gaps. The evaluation can be undertaken either at an individual, team, or organizational level. This approach provides precise and targeted training and development strategy, enabling organizations to bridge the gap between current and future skill requirements. The learning and developmental needs of employees are continually evolving and keeping pace with the change is a challenge for L&D professionals. The disruption is a constant reminder that new ideas continue to emerge, and hence, L&D departments must continually reinvent the ‘what,’ ‘how,’ and ‘when to learn.’

What You’ll Learn from This Report

This research paper offers insights for organizations to structure their L&D programs aptly, choose the right assessment methods, use scalable and efficient means to develop the workforce and derive an improved return on investment (ROI) from their training programs.

Sneak Peek

Through this report, we attempt to understand prevalent practices employed by companies, along with the challenges in implementing and achieving the desired objectives, by analyzing each step of the learning and development process:

  • Planning for current and future competency requirements.
  • Who needs to undertake learning and development?
  • What are the skills employees need to be trained on?
  • How training should be delivered?
  • How to measure the effectiveness of training?


  • 79% of organizations believe in an instructor-led physical group training methodology.
  • 46% of organizations have a structured and scientific method to determine skill gaps in their employees.
  • 57% of companies evaluate the learning agility of their employees to give a focused direction to their efforts.
  • 38% of the organizations use 360-degree feedback to identify the training needs of their workforce.

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Bhuvi is a content marketer at Mercer | Mettl. She’s helped various brands find their voice through insightful thought pieces and engaging content. When not scandalizing people with her stories, you’ll find her challenging gender norms, dancing to her own tune, and crusading through life, laughing.

- Bhuvi Kathpalia

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