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The Rationale Behind L&D Vision 2020

Written By Shashank Shekhar

It gives me immense pleasure to share with you some details about our recently concluded ‘L&D Vision 2020’ Delhi Chapter. The rationale behind curating an event to create a shared space for business networking and sharing of ideas and knowledge was driven by the desire to take a step forward from theory to execution. We not only intended to create a networking platform but also drive discussions to ideate solutions to the problems faced by the L&D community. The idea was to co-create and ruminate together, moving towards creating a thought-leadership platform. Perhaps, it comes naturally to us, being a company that has grown as a startup in the tech space where consultations and co-creating are the way forward.

We did not want to preach and educate about assessments and whether or not they worked for companies. We wanted to hear from insiders.

Thus the format of the event ensured that practitioners with decades of experience interacted with industry colleagues to evaluate what was working for them and how they could measure the impact of learning interventions, among others. The rationale indeed was to bring industry stakeholders onto one platform and get them thinking! 

We don’t want to curate a stand-alone event. It is the first in the series of what is going to be a pan-India, year-round initiative with strong representation from diverse sectors that continue to transform as AI and automation alter existing paradigms.

Taking stock of the challenges faced by the L&D ecosystem, we can broadly categorize them into four categories. They are: aligning with business goals, identification of the skills to invest in, zeroing-in on employees who must be reskilled, and making learning more useful and engaging. We understand that this half-day event will not suffice to adequately address each one of them, and therefore we will continue this engagement henceforth.

We have come a long way from our humble beginnings some nine years ago. With over 2900+ customers across 90 countries, we provide assessments in 23 languages and across three strands of psychometric, cognitive, and domain. We delivered 20 million assessments in 2019, which makes us arguably one of the largest talent assessment companies in the world. These codes are home-grown; each one has been written by Indians. We have been making in India much before the idea gained mainstream currency. We were acquired by Mercer, one of the largest HR consulting firms in the world, in 2018. Our journey thus far has been nothing short of spectacular, and we take immense pride in it.

After the event’s success in driving discussions and creating a closely-knit learning space, we look forward to having you on board to be a part of this on-going initiative. It is, after all, an industry-driven undertaking, and we genuinely believe that its quantum of success will depend on industry participation, and ultimately only benefit the industry at large. 

This document contains a summary of the event, a broad takeaway of the proceedings for your consumption. We believe that you will find it useful. Let us ensure stronger engagement and work together to drive growth. We will continue to strive to keep providing you value through our collaboration.

See you soon and happy reading!

Siddhartha Gupta

CEO, Mercer I Mettl

Topics: News and Events

Originally published December 26 2019,updated April 04 2020

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