Symposium speakers highlights and L&D insights
5 minutes with…
Head of L&D
“The focus on getting correct information to employees regarding COVID initially, and now, 18 months in the focus on Mental Health and Wellbeing, has seen a diversity of investment in L&D moving away from the traditional process, product and soft skills training. “
Read the full Q&A with Debbie here
As COVID-19 swept across the globe last year, it brought with it panic, confusion and chaos. Businesses of all sizes experienced wide-scale disruption – workforces dispersed, fundamental business practices were overhauled, and survival relied on doing things differently. Most companies experienced substantial financial loss, widespread redundancies and pay cuts. Others thrived, especially those in the e-commerce and technology sectors. While some companies adapted faster than others, one thing became clear: the role of L&D is now more critical than ever in navigating the challenges presented by the pandemic, future-proofing the workforce and ensuring overall business success.
We asked learning and development professionals across a range of industries in Australia to share their perspectives on the key trends and challenges confronting the L&D industry, and they identified the following as the most pressing issues.