Over 50% Of People Would Leave Their Role If Not Offered Training

With COVID-19 throwing many of us off axis and into a situation where we might need to consider switching jobs or even careers, workplace training has never been more vital. Indeed, instantprint, a printing company that offer a variety of high-quality products such as booklets, found in a study that 56% of employees would leave a job if they were not offered high-quality training. This study was conducted before the coronavirus pandemic.

The study asked over 750 office workers how important training is to them and how best to deliver it. It also found that one in three new employees won’t receive any training as part of the onboarding process, though 79% admitted ongoing training had been offered to them.

James Kinsella, CEO of instantprint, said of the research: “Workplace training is vital if you want your staff to stick with you and be performing at their best. This survey has revealed a serious shortfall between the training employees expect and what they’re currently getting in workplace training offers across the UK.”

The importance of workplace training. Keeping your team satisfied is crucial in the current environment and workplace training and development is one of the most direct ways you can offer this satisfaction and encouragement, whilst also upping the skillset of your workers. It’s not just recommended either but imperative, as over 30% of the employees surveyed have actually left a job because no training was provided.

Things are obviously getting better on the workplace training front, as 80% of millennials stated they received training when they started their current job. However, just 59% of employees say they are satisfied with the training they’re getting.

What do we want out of training? It’s simple – employees want to be better and want your help and support in getting them there. When asked to rank what they intend to get out of training, the vast majority highlighted skills development, just above improved personal performance and job satisfaction.

James Kinsella continued: “All companies should offer induction and ongoing training to staff to help them settle in and achieve a fulfilling career. To help employees reach their goals, organisations should work to provide personal development plans for workers, tailored to each employees’ objectives and aspirations.”

How do we want to train? Investing in training is all well and good, of course, but if the delivery method is in some way ‘off’ then it won’t have the same impact. Of those surveyed, 43% said that they found on the job training to be their preferred method of learning, with only 15% preferring e-learning and given the rise of remote work after the COVID-19 pandemic, e-learning might be the only legitimate option.

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