State of the Industry

Thursday, December 17, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST  
Host: Association for Talent Development
By: Maria Ho, Associate Director, ATD

The State of the Industry report is ATD’s definitive review of training and development trends. In this webcast, ATD research analyst Maria Ho will discuss learning benchmarking data from ATD’s State of the Industry report from 2007 to present. The webcast will explore trends in key learning metrics, including:

  • direct learning expenditure
  • the average number of training hours used by employees
  • the average cost per learning hour
  • what methods of training companies are using
  • content areas that companies are focusing on.

Maria will also look at these key metrics for ATD’s 2015 BEST Award–winning organizations, which were recognized for their commitment to talent development.


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Maria Ho
Maria Ho

Associate Director, ATD

Maria Ho joined ATD as a research analyst in 2014. She authors research reports and other research products, analyzes data, and develops research plans and quantitative models. Maria also promotes and presents ATD’s research by blogging, posting on social media, and giving presentations. She is especially interested in performance measurement and evaluation and the influence of new technologies on training.

Prior to joining ATD, Maria was a public policy researcher, data analyst, and writer at the Pew Charitable Trusts in Washington, D.C. She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Harvard University and a master’s degree in economics from Johns Hopkins University.


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