Knowledgepool’s Al Bird provides comment in Training Journal following the launch of Knowledgepool’s new Learning Curve research

Lack of self-belief among L&D professionals hampering innovation in workplace learning, new study finds. Learning and development (L&D) professionals are operating under intense pressure, with little recognition from the board for their efforts and less budget despite higher demands on programme impact and return on investment (ROI). The knock-on effect is a cohort of professionals who lack confidence and doubt their own ability to make an impact.

This is hampering innovation in workplace learning, according to a study commissioned by KnowledgePool, a division of Capita Learning Services, and questioned professionals responsible for the L&D function within large businesses. It found that almost half (48 per cent) are expected to increase ROI over the next year, yet two-thirds (65 per cent) are operating with similar or lower budget levels compared to the same time last year.

Furthermore, more than half are expected to deliver more innovative L&D programmes, which lead to improved staff retention. Read the full article here.

L&D professionals can find out how their views and opinions compare to those of their peers by downloading the full report here. Follow the conversation on Twitter at @KnowledgePool and #KPLearningCurve.