One of the benefits of being a National ASTD member is being able to access leading edge research on our profession.
ASTD's 2012 State of the Industry Report was just released. It is available as a free PDF to ASTD members. The cost is $499 to non-members.
Using the report is an excellent way to benchmark your workplace learning and development efforts against the best in the industry.
The report covers content, delivery methods, direct expenditures on learning and development, learning and development staffing and much more. As an example, some of the statistics include:
The average direct expenditure on learning and development per employee was $1,182.00.
The number of annual learning hours per employee was 30.5.
If you are not a national ASTD member, I encourage you to consider joining. As a Hawkeye ASTD member, you may join for a reduced rate of $179.00 per year. The resources available to you, such as this report, provide a positive return on your investment!
If you have are a National ASTD member and would like to comment on the benefits you receive from being a joint member, let's hear from you here!