Survey to HR Professionals on External Training: 2017



Our users are your clients. To get a better understanding of our key user segment, we conducted our second annual survey of 500+ human resources and learning and development users to learn more about their employee training practices. The outlook for employee training in the UK remains positive for 2017. The majority of HR and L&D professionals surveyed said that their employee training budget will increase or remain the same in the coming year. The vast majority indicated that employee development was an important factor in their organisation. Quality stands out as the key factor when choosing a training provider with training content and quality of the trainer revealed as the top factor when choosing among providers.

How important is employee development in your organisation?

Answer 1



How do you expect the training budget to change for 2017?


Answer 2

What is the preferred learning style of your organisation?

Answer 3

What is your organisation’s annual training budget per person?

Answer 4

Does your organisation have agreements with certain training providers?

Answer 5

What are the biggest challenges when searching for training?

Answer 6

How much of your time do you typically spend sourcing training for your organisation?

Answer 7

How does your organisation prefer to pay for a training course?

Answer 8


What are the most important factors when choosing a training provider?

Answer 9

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Abby Guthrie

Abby Guthrie is the Communications Manager for She works to shape strategy and align team members to achieve product and site growth. Originally from the U.S., Abby has worked with digital marketing since 2015.