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Relias Learning Releases 2015 State of Training Report

4,000 respondents provide national perspective on staff development and training issues for health and human services industries. 

CARY, NC, January 21, 2015 – Relias Learning, the leader in online training and compliance solutions for the health and human services market, announced the release of the Relias Learning 2015 State of Training report. Working with the Center for Outcomes Analysis (COA), Relias Learning solicited and analyzed responses from 4,000 executives, managers and training stakeholders, to identify key trends, best practices and anticipated changes for staff development and training issues in their organizations.

“Given the regulatory and quality focused environments in our markets, it’s critical to have meaningful conversations about the role and impact of training and staff development,” said Jim Triandiflou, CEO of Relias Learning. “The data and insights from this study can play a significant role as we work together with providers and policy makers to find the right balance and solutions for staff development programs to increase their compliance, and quality of life and care they provide for the people they serve.”

The survey was designed to uncover the national perspective on five broad staff development and training issues across industries:

  1. Perceived  business alignment, value and impact of today’s staff development and training programs
  2. Principal training drivers and emerging influences
  3. Perceptions about the strengths and weaknesses of existing training programs
  4. Current common practices in training management and delivery
  5. Budgeting and the economics of staff development and training

“Our report is both for the executives responsible for driving organizational performance, and for the individuals responsible for overseeing and delivering training programs,” states Dr. Gerald McCleery, VP of Market Research at Relias Learning. “Our hope is that this report can provide organizations with the opportunity to benchmark their current practices, investments, and beliefs against a national sample; and spur discussion on how to better improve staff training and workforce development, so as to both fulfill their organization’s mission, and do so in a sustainable way.”

The survey identified two areas of disagreement among management and non-management staff; business priorities and training tracking and reporting were not equally represented amongst both parties. Interestingly enough, more than 90% of respondents did believe that their staff development and training programs directly supported their #1 business priority; even though they varied in what their #1 priority was.

The initial release focuses on the health and human services market; three additional reports will follow later in February highlighting the senior care, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and public safety markets.

To learn more about our key findings and the 2015 State of Training, download and review the Relias Learning 2015 State of Training report.

About Relias

Relias provides lifelong workforce enablement solutions for more than 11,000 healthcare and human services organizations and 4.5 million caregivers to drive measurable outcomes. Customers use Relias solutions to attract and retain talent, elevate care quality and reduce risk with our technology, services, community, and expertise. The Relias family of brands — Nurse.com, Wound Care Education Institute, Relias Academy, FreeCME, and Relias Media — serves the entire healthcare community and shares a common goal of improving the lives of the most vulnerable members of society and those who care for them. 

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