5 Corporate Training Trends To Watch Out For In 2022

5 Corporate Training Trends To Watch Out For In 2022

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1. Microlearning That Is Truly Micro

25% of L&D professionals said microlearning was the approach that worked best in their organization.  Bite-sized training content has also proved popular with busy employees who need to fit learning around their day. In fact, average learning session times are now just eight minutes! But it isn’t just about reducing the length of learning 

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1. Microlearning That Is Truly Micro

material. “In 2022, we’ll see an increase in digital learning fatigue,” says David Perring, Director of Research at Fosway Group. “If organizations are going to combat this, they need more value-centered, human-focused learning.” Faced with employee burnout, the need for shorter, sharper, and more relevant learning experiences is greater than ever. 

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1. Microlearning That Is Truly Micro

Microlearning needs to respect employees’ time with people-centered learning that really benefits them.

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2. Flexible Blended Learning

The new work landscape continues to evolve, and hybrid ways of working are taking shape.  Nick Shackleton-Jones, CEO at Shackleton Consulting, believes, “We’re going to see a swing back towards in-person events, but the proportion of learning delivered digitally will remain far higher than pre-pandemic levels.”

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2. Flexible Blended Learning

30% of businesses are returning to face-to-face training but offering learners a choice of alternatives.  Blended learning design is getting refreshed to suit the varied demands of the new learning landscape. This modern approach to blended learning offers people choice and flexibility and maximizes impact.

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3. Video Powered Social Learning

Video comes up time and time again as a focus for L&D teams. And this year is no different. 41% of learning leaders are looking to push video learning. It’s not a new medium, but this learning trend isn’t always effective. So, how can you harness the power of video? Faced with new isolated workplace setups, video has 

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3. Video Powered Social Learning

proved critical to people’s continued collaboration and relationship building.  Encouraged by this peer learning, L&D leaders are focusing on “social media-inspired,” “short and emotional videos” covering everything from “case studies” to “SMEs and thought leaders” interviews.

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4. AI Personalized Learning Experiences

Most organizations have plenty of learning content. The issue is finding the right content at the right time. 15% of L&D teams are exploring how they can use artificial intelligence (AI) for personalizing learning. AI tools leverage data to deliver adaptive learning paths. This can then be plugged into employees’ work at the point of need. “Responsive campaigns 

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and nudge learning have been around in various forms for years,” says Lori Niles Hofmann, Learning Strategist at NilesNolan. “But we’ve not maximized its potential.” At its core, this trend is about data.  Even without all the tech, you can still gather data to find out what works and create personalized learning experiences.

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5. Wellbeing As A Priority

Rapid change and increased global uncertainty have caused many employees to struggle. On-the-job collaborative learning is more difficult, and the pressure is on to self-learn.  So, it’s not surprising that our survey highlighted employee wellbeing and mental health as a focus for learning leaders in the new year.

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5. Wellbeing As A Priority

“I’d like to see a sharper focus on employee health and wellness,” says Brandon Carson, Vice President, Learning and Leadership Partner at Walmart. “I’m most excited about the opportunity to positively impact the lives of our employees.”

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