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Survey Highlights Training Shortfall


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.

One Response

  1. No training, or no development?
    It’s difficult to comment on the content of this article as it gives no information on the purpose of the survey, how it was conducted, the total sample, level or sector.

    However, to be more positive. It all depends, as Bertrand Russell used often to say, what you mean by “training”.

    If people are not going on a training course in the next year – what’s wrong with that?

    But if people are not being developed in the next twelve months – then I am worried.

    If people are insufficiently skilled to do their jobs, who is responsible for addressing this issue? The answer, every time, is the line manager.


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