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The popularity of this year’s Towards Maturity Benchmark Study has led the benchmarking research company, to extend the deadline by two weeks to August the 21st 2012. Participants can continue to take part online at http://svy.mk/TMBm12
Hundreds of leading companies from the UK, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific have already taken part in the Benchmark Study. Feedback to the study has been extremely positive with 76% of participants reporting that just taking part has given them new ideas to improve the impact of their learning services.
Early findings highlight that austerity measures within the economy are influencing the spend on technology in learning with 6 out of 10 businesses allocate more of their Learning and Development budget to technology. The in-depth study is also seeing that there is an increased focus on the use of mobile and social learning with many businesses looking to popular technologies to help them deliver more for less. In addition, the benchmark helps participants investigate how they can make the most of their 2012-13 investment in technology led learning.
Taking part in the confidential Benchmark Study is easy; it takes between forty minutes to an hour, to review an organisation’s approach to learning. Once the online study is completed, participants immediately receive a complimentary paper entitled 101 Tips for Success and a free personalised company benchmark, worth £300 by the end of the August.
Over the nine years of benchmarking, 2200 organisations across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors have benefited from taking part in Toward Maturity’s in-depth benchmark.
Laura Overton, Managing Director of Towards Maturity said, “This study isn’t just a piece of research, it’s a performance improvement tool designed to help busy L&D departments improve results and save time. It also encourages organisations who are interested in identifying and sharing effective learning using technology to take advantage of the benchmark extension and get involved.”
Organisations new to benchmarking should take a look at Towards Maturity’s new You-tube video for an introduction to the benefits of benchmarking.
Participants can take part in the benchmark at http://svy.mk/TMBm12 until the 21st of August. The Towards Maturity 2012 Benchmark Study is free to participate in thanks to the Towards Maturity’s Ambassador Programme, made up of 20 leading learning organisations. They work together as Ambassadors for change, identifying and improving good practice, raising awareness and driving the whole learning industry forward.
The Towards Maturity’s Ambassador Programme includes the following founding ambassadors Brightwave, Epic, GlobalEnglish, LINE Communications, The Corporate eLearning Consortium, successfactors, REDTRAY and The Charity Learning Consortium, plus CERTPOINT Systems, Speexx, Fusion-Universal, Information Transfer, learndirect, Toolwire, e2train, QA, Ontuitive, MindLeaders, Upside Learning and IMC.