Summary of 2018 Workplace Learning Report

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8 Overall

9 Applicability

8 Innovation

7 Style


Will a robot take your job? If soft skills are your strength in the workplace, then probably not. Developing employee skills such as communication and leadership is a priority for talent managers. The popular LinkedIn Learning platform surveyed 4,000 professionals on the state of employee training today. If you can stand a little repetition, this report will help keep company talent developers, executives and managers current with evolving workplace learning trends. 

In this summary, you will learn

  • Which workplace learning trends stand out today,
  • How talent managers' roles in companies are evolving and
  • Why soft skills are a priority for executives as well as junior employees.

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LinkedIn Learning is an online learning platform that offers expert-led courses driven by insights from 530 million professionals on LinkedIn.



Talent developers face growing pressure to help a diverse workforce learn relevant new skills as workplaces become more automated. In a 2018 survey, 4,000 professionals on LinkedIn identified several critical trends in workplace learning. Only a third were willing to endorse their own learning programs. 

Employees, managers, talent developers and executives agree that talent development is vital and that soft skills are the most important...

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