Research has shown that Employers are relying on outdated training methods and techniques when devel
Published on 15th May 2012 by Grace McGillick
Personnel today have stated that: Launched at the CIPD’s annual learning and development (L&D) conference, the research has found that ‘traditional’ methods of training still dominate L&D programmes, despite the general perception that they are the least effective way of aiding development.
The research published by the CIPD stated that only 16% of Learning and Development professionals identified formal training programmes as an effective learning and development method. E-learning was identified by just 11% of respondents as effective.
Despite this less than a fifth of respondents have any intention of cutting down their use of classroom learning.
52% of respondents identified training integrated in to the normal course of people’s everyday work as the most effective.
Dr John Gurk, the Learning and Development Adviser at CIPD said: ‘Even compliance learning and advanced skills learning needs to be re-thought with the advent of gaming and simulation. We need to take into account how generations learn and share knowledge and we need to understand anew the process of learning and knowledge. We need to lift our awareness of the emerging science on learning and in some cases we need to slaughter some of the sacred cows which have informed practice.’