The future of workplace training

Learning and development techniques shift towards technology and gamification
By Marcel Vander Wier
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 02/21/2017
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Each year, companies across North America spend a collective $160 billion on ineffective workplace training, according to Carol Leaman, CEO of Axonify, a technology firm in Waterloo, Ont.

“Most of that goes to waste,” she said. “It doesn’t stick and it doesn’t get translated into behaviour, which of course affects the business outcome.”

That needs to change if HR departments are to retain their value, said Leaman, speaking at a recent Strategic Capability Network event in Toronto.