October 2, 2023

Employees rate learning and development over salary

Author: Ray Schroeder
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By Ashleigh Webber, Personnel Today

According to e-learning provider GoodHabitz’s 2018 Learning & Development Trend Report, workers not only want opportunities for ongoing development, but they also want their employer to pay for their learning and give them time off during working hours to complete training. A survey of 826 people who work or are available for work found 81% think it is important or very important for their employer to invest in their development. This increases to 86% among workers who have a degree. IT training is the most desired learning opportunity, with 27% indicating that they need to develop in this area the most. This is followed by management skills (24%), positive psychology skills such as mindfulness (16%), personal effectiveness (11%) and communication skills (10%).


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