Demand for staff training has increased say, HR and L&D staff
Enthusiasm and demand for training among employees has increased in the last five years, and the majority regard it as an added value benefit that employers should provide.
These are the key findings of a survey of HR and Learning & Development (L&D) professionals conducted by the organisers of the World of Learning Conference & Exhibition, which takes place at the NEC Birmingham on 1 and 2 October.
Among HR and L&D professionals, 88 per cent believe enthusiasm and demand from employees to be trained has increased over the last five years, with 41 per cent stating this demand has increased substantially.
With pay growth at its lowest ever recorded, 77 per cent of HR and L&D professionals surveyed also believe L&D is indirectly becoming part of the added value benefits that employers provide.
Andrew Gee, senior project manager at Venture Marketing Group, the organisers of the World of Learning Conference & Exhibition, said: "Many employees have become extremely keen to be trained, especially as they know it can help them develop their career. Offering good training and development opportunities is one of the best ways of attracting staff and keeping them engaged, and in turn making them more productive, so it is no wonder that L&D is becoming an added value benefit provided by employers."
A guide to increasing learning engagement is one of the topics discussed at the free learning seminar programme at the World of Learning exhibition. Stephen Walsh,director of City & Guilds Kineo, is set to reveal three steps that get learners to talk about and enjoy learning.