Valamis’ Global Survey Reveals the State of Learning & Development in the Workplace 2020

Valamis, the global leader in digital learning technologies and workforce development, published results from the “Global Survey on the State of Learning & Development (L&D) in the Workplace Report,” which includes over 3000 people across more than 20 industries were surveyed from entry-level to C-Suite executives in organizations from Finland, France, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, the US, and the UK.

Valamis conducted its 2nd annual “Global Survey on the State of Learning & Development (L&D) in the Workplace Report”, collecting insight into the shifting global priorities, challenges, behaviors, attitudes, and technologies in use for corporate learning and development, with additional research into the impact of COVID-19.

The importance of learning & development in the workforce

Findings from the survey show that roughly 93% of respondents globally believe updating knowledge and skills are important to an organization’s success and more than 50% of executives and the C-Suite value skills development as

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A Top Career Coach’s Advice on Job Hunting, Workplace During Pandemic

Working from home for months can be exhausting. Allie/Unsplash

It’s a tricky time out there, whether you’re looking for a job right now or are lucky enough to still have one.

With unemployment rates hovering at record highs and massive corporate layoffs still happening, finding a job that matches your expertise might feel more difficult than ever. And for those still employed, fears of unexpected layoffs can be just as exhausting. Add in the side effects of working from home that have started creeping in now that most office jobs have been set remotely for over five months, and rethinking a career is inevitable.

“When you’re in the office, many forms of communication happen informally, implicitly and coincidentally,” said Victor Cheng, a former McKinsey & Company consultant, career coach and the author of several business books, including The Recession-Proof Business. “This occurs when you run into somebody next to the

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