• 92% of employees agree that well-planned employee training programs have a positive impact on their engagement

Additional source: State of Workplace Training Study 2018, Axonify


  • According to the World Economic Forum, one-third of core job skills will change in the next 5 years.

  • 46% of L&D pros say the skill gap at their organization is wider than it was in 2021, and 49% are concerned that employees do not have the right skills to execute business strategy.

  • Upskilling and reskilling is the top priority for L&D programs all over the world, with 59% of L&D professionals listing it as their #1 priority.

  • Leveraging personalized learning provided by online training programs allows you to identify and close skill gaps by strategically upskilling and reskilling your workforce. 

  • LinkedIn Talent Insights can show you which critical skills are missing in your organization compared to your peers and help you design a path toward building them.


  • Professionals say the number one factor that defines an exceptional work environment is having opportunities to learn and grow.

  • Employees who rate culture highly are 25% more likely to be happy at work and 31% more likely to recommend working at their organization.

  • 64% of L&D pros who provided robust learning opportunities saw their organization’s culture of learning grow stronger from 2021 to 2022 — despite the pandemic.

Additional source: Employee Well-being Report 2021, Glint


  • Online learning platforms give employees throughout the organization the resources to continue learning and growing at their own pace, on their own terms, and whenever they want.

  • Many platforms, such as the LinkedIn Learning Hub, also host a collaborative community, where team members can see, comment on, or even join each other’s individual learning paths.

  • Companies that recommend personalized professional development paths on LinkedIn Learning see 69% more hours of learning watched per employee.

  • 78% of learners expressed a need for course recommendations based on their specific career goals and skill gaps.

  • The number one reason managers recommend learning opportunities for direct reports is “to grow their careers.”

  • Online training videos can be accessed and reviewed whenever the learner needs them.

  • Many programs offer hybrid learning options, including virtual classroom learning or milestone check-ins with instructors.

  • Learners who join groups in the LinkedIn Learning Hub watch 29x more hours of learning content.

  • 91% of employees say it’s important for managers to inspire learning and experimentation.


  • Research shows that workplace learning is most effective when it’s collaborative.

Additional source: New Study Finds That Collaboration Drives Workplace Performance, Forbes


  • Learners can join course-based learning groups, share and recommend courses from inside the learning platform, and watch courses together.

  • Online training platform dashboards can provide managers an easy way to monitor, comment on, and guide their direct report’s professional development.

  • Organizations that take a more open approach to leadership development outperform those that limit growth to management by 4.2x.

Source: Global Leadership Forecast 2018 by DDI, The Conference Board, and EY

  • Online learning development paths can be customized to each individual learner’s professional goals, allowing each member of your organization a path that suits their ambitions.

  • Online learning platforms such as LinkedIn Learning have hundreds of courses on Leadership and Management skills, which employees of all levels can take and benefit from.

  • 50% of L&D pros use employee engagement survey scores to assess the impact of skill-building programs.

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