There has been a significant increase over the last two years in the number of HR and learning and development (L&D) professionals who believe social media is set to play a crucial part in their organisation’s future L&D activities.
Now 41 per cent of HR and L&D staff surveyed say that social media networks such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter will play a vital role in their L&D strategy by 2015. This has risen significantly since 2011 when just 29 per cent of L&D professionals took the same view.
These are the results of a survey conducted by the organisers of the World of Learning Conference and Exhibition, the UK’s leading learning and development event, which takes place at the NEC Birmingham on 1 and 2 October.
Andrew Gee, Senior Project Manager at Venture Marketing Group, the organisers of the World of Learning Conference & Exhibition, said:
“The use of social media as a tool to train staff is incredibly powerful. It gathers leading thinkers in an area together allowing them to share ideas, best practice advice and useful training courses.”
The use of social media will be one of the key topics at the World of Learning exhibition with expert speakers including Ron Edwards, Head of Virtual Learning at QA and Giles Smith, Head of Strategic Client Solutions at QA, exploring how social media can help sustain online learning communities.
The World of Learning 2013 is held in association with the British Institute for Learning & Development, the Institute of Leadership Management and the UK Trade and Investment. It is supported by the following industry titles: Training Journal (a conference media supporter), HR Magazine, Changeboard and eLN.
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