Those of you who have read other blog postings and articles I have authored will probably know my views on how many firms treat L&D as a cost centre seeking to manage down the £’s investment and the “lost-time” impact of the training intervention. Very few firms it would appear look to L&D as part of their long-term business growth strategy. Many firms do little more than use e-learning to tick a compliance box, train employees at point of recruitment in their specific job function and perhaps offer some management training for a lucky few. Why? Probably because the budget.