The majority of staff are insufficiently trained to do their jobs in around a quarter of UK organisations, according to a new survey.
The survey of 330 HR and training professionals also showed that 20% of those recognised as insufficiently trained would not receive any training in the next 12 months.
Lucy Chapman, project manager for the Learning Solutions Exhibition & Conference, which conducted the research described the results as "alarming".
"Investing in the development of employees must become a higher priority on the corporate agenda," she added.
"Without it employee dissatisfaction rises, which results in increased staff turnover costs for employers."
* Learning Solutions Exhibition and Conference 2004 takes place on the 25 and 26 May 2004 at the Business Design Centre, Islington, London.