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Employees call out for more workplace training

Employees aren’t satisfied with the amount of workplace training they are receiving in their current roles. Our recent poll focusing on satisfaction with training in the workplace has come to an end and with it a new wave of information (expected or unexpected) has come for us to analyse. The results are;

  • No, I would like extra training – 56%
  • Yes, I’m happy with the current amount of training I receive – 41%
  • Other – 3%
  • I don’t want more training/ no interest – 0%

What our poll shows is that a majority of respondents (51%) are unhappy with the amount of workplace training they receive. This begs the question, what does workplace training entail? And what are the benefits?

Workplace training can appear in multiple techniques from job shadowing and online programmes for new starters to a business to specialised in house training and refreshers for new staff. Workplace training can also be defined by two terms: Upskilling and Reskilling. Upskilling refers to training that’s aim is to develop and improve existing employee skills. Reskilling is a more lateral approach to training that’s aim is to expand and provide new skills to employees.

Examples of common and accessible workplace training can be found here.

So why is workplace training beneficial? There is an abundance of benefits to providing employees with training opportunities. First of which is developing a more skilled workforce that can provide more expertise in their business area, with this comes a separate plethora of benefits for your business. Additionally, providing training opportunities to employees can also boost employee engagement and loyalty (Well space 2021).

In conclusion, although the accessibility to free and paid workplace training is high and the benefits of workplace training serving both employees and employers, it’s almost a question of why aren’t you offering more workplace training?

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