Learning and development costs and budget

Rachel Sharp Editor's message: Many organisations set a specific budget for learning and development activities, but the amount they spend varies widely. There has been particular pressure on training budgets in the public sector, despite these organisations needing to innovate and transform the way they deliver public services.

For organisations seeking to cut back their training spend, there are alternatives to simply reducing the output of their training activities or the number of staff - including making more use of online and informal learning methods.

Rachel Sharp, HR practice editor

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