Employees keen for training opportunities
It seems that a lack of training is endemic in British businesses and that this problem existed long before the current financial crisis.
Home Learning College’s own research shows that almost two thirds of workers have never received financial help from their organisation towards the cost of gaining a professionally recognised qualification. A further 37% say that their employer does not take any interest in developing their skills.
The survey, which was conducted among adults in employment, also revealed that although bosses still believe money and job security are the main motivating factors, around a fifth of workers have actually left a job due to a lack of training opportunities.
Further research among senior decision makers from small, medium and larger organisations revealed that this is a particularly pertinent issue for larger businesses. While a quarter of medium sized companies report having lost staff because they couldn’t provide training this figure rises to 49% for businesses with over 250 employees.