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Do You 'Get' the Importance of Employee Training?

Posted by Insightlink on 07/30/14

Satisfaction with Training and Development

Using our own normative data*, Insightlink has found that only four-in-ten employees are extremely or very satisfied with the amount of ongoing training and development they receive. Organizations that ‘get’ the importance of training and education stand the greatest chance of building engagement and developing a culture where employees are motivated to succeed, excel and achieve their career goals. Yet this statistic suggests that the majority of organizations aren’t ‘getting’ it and are ignoring this valuable opportunity.

Companies that do not help their employees shape the future direction of their careers pay a high price: they lose top talent. If you want to develop your own employees then you need to implement formal development initiatives, such as training, mentoring and coaching – these are things employees report they value highly. You also need to be aware of the changing face of business. Analysts predict that by 2020 sought-after work skills today may become obsolete. Smart machines, global connectivity, new media ecology and diversity are driving change and the top work skills for the future. The most successful and indispensable employees will be those with cross-cultural competency and social intelligence. They will have the ability to operate in different cultural settings, and connect with others directly and professionally.

The face of business is quickly changing, making the need for employee training and development challenging and critical. Will your organization respond to this challenge and develop these skills, knowing that only four-in-ten employees are extremely or very satisfied with the amount of ongoing training and development they receive?

At Insightlink we are the insight you need to create change. Giving organizations the knowledge they need to create effective change is what we stand for. Since 2001, we've been committed to providing the most effective employee survey tools to organizations of all sizes and types. We want our clients to get the best value for the investment they make surveying their employees.

* Insightlink’s Normative Data: Unlike many other employee survey companies, we maintain data validity by deliberately not including our clients' data in our norms. While some companies use your survey data to augment their norms, Insightlink maintains stringent research standards and believes strongly that addition of any self-selected sample (like that of our clients) dilutes the credibility of our normative data.

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