Is your workplace training useful for your employees?

imc Learning, a leader in elearning technologies, today released its annual State of Learning Technologies 2024 report. Conducted independently by Research Without Barriers, the report offers a comprehensive analysis of the evolving corporate training and development landscape, providing valuable insights for industry professionals.

The report, based on a survey of 510 senior decision-makers from UK companies with over 250 employees, reveals several significant findings. A staggering 71 percent of companies prioritise job-role-specific training, aligning employee skills with organisational objectives.

Also, 62 percent of organisations have embraced blended learning, offering a dynamic approach to employee development.

Only 53 percent of respondents find their organisation’s training genuinely useful, highlighting a gap in meeting employee needs. The report also found that only 31 percent of learners find it very easy to complete training via a learning management system (LMS), indicating usability challenges.

Also, 37 percent of respondents find it challenging to manage learners across different languages, impacting global training initiatives. In addition, it was reported that 64 percent of organisations use learning data to analyse skills gaps, facilitating targeted training initiatives. Also, 57 percent of organisations integrate communication tools into their LMS, enhancing collaboration and engagement.

What does the future look like?

Sven R. Becker, Co-CEO at imc Learning AG, commented, “The State of Learning Technologies 2024 report provides a comprehensive snapshot of the current state of corporate training and development. These insights offer a roadmap for industry professionals seeking to optimise their training initiatives and stay ahead of the curve in the evolving landscape of learning technologies.”

The report explores strategies for scaling enterprise training, integrating AI in modern learning technologies, and addressing challenges faced by learning managers, such as resource constraints and the need for user-friendly LMS platforms.





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 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.