Degreed, a pioneer in learning experience for eight million users, today shared the results of a commissioned Total Economic ImpactTM (TEI) study of its Learning Experience Platform (LXP).
The study, conducted by Forrester Consulting found that organisations using Degreed’s LXP experienced faster time-to-productivity for new employees, democratization of learning across the workforce, improved upskilling, and lower learning content costs.
The potential total return-on-investment calculated in the study was 312 percent, with a net present value (NPV) of $4.69M and payback in under six months learning content costs.
The study found organizations using Degreed had a 20 percent faster time-to-productivity for new employees due to a more consistent onboarding process, centred around high quality content and easily navigated learning pathways.
According to the study, “Interviewees’ organizations used Degreed to upskill employees and improve their organizations’ performance in a number of areas, including customer satisfaction and retention, data storage and analysis, product support, diversity and inclusion, leadership and management, and technology changes.”
One professional services organization was able to make onboarding more relevant and timely for new starters, where previously it depended on live instructors at synchronous training sessions, which delayed onboarding timelines and made the experience inconsistent.
The improved upskilling of current employees across all respondents was 35 percent for employees and 25 percent for trainers because of the single gateway for all learning that Degreed provides. The study additionally found that Degreed led to better retention in key roles, decreasing from 10 percent to 2 percent, particularly in leadership positions and those who regularly deal with new challenges.
There were additional unquantified benefits that were identified by the study including bringing a social, consumer-grade learning experience to corporate learning, leading to higher levels of engagement, and the democratization of learning, particularly for frontline workers, those in new regions, and employees speaking different languages.
Interviewees also said that Degreed was one of their organization’s core technologies that provided the agility needed to successfully operate through remote work.
“Our customers choose Degreed alongside their LMSs and HCM systems to build the skills their people need faster and more efficiently. We believe this Total Economic ImpactTM study highlights how Degreed’s more open, collaborative learning experience can create value at every stage of the employee lifecycle — from faster new hire onboarding to more efficient upskilling and lower turnover in key roles, not to mention reduced content spend and higher productivity for L&D teams,” said Todd Tauber, SVP Strategy at Degreed.
Amelia Brand is the Editor for HRreview, and host of the HR in Review podcast series. With a Master’s degree in Legal and Political Theory, her particular interests within HR include employment law, DE&I, and wellbeing within the workplace. Prior to working with HRreview, Amelia was Sub-Editor of a magazine, and Editor of the Environmental Justice Project at the University College London, writing and overseeing articles into UCL’s weekly newsletter. Her previous academic work has focused on philosophy, politics and law, with a special focus on how artificial intelligence will feature in the future.