Vice Media's chief people officer tells HRD US that companies overlook L&D initiatives at their peril
As the world begins to return to something resembling normality, HR practitioners are finally looking to reinvigorate their development programs. The pandemic pressed pause on any individual upskilling, with 46% of employers dramatically decreasing their L&D initiatives. While this was necessary to accommodate overnight digitization, it was also frustrating for employees – many of whom felt their careers had stalled in remote work. But this pause didn’t just impact professional development, it also hampered diversity, inclusion, and equity in the workplace.