The importance of training and development

What’s one thing most employees want during the current economic situation?

Answer: more training.

Companies can improve recruiting and retention efforts by offering employees more training on certain topics, according to a recent survey by Workplace Options.

Specifically, employees said they wanted:

  • Professional development training — 88% of employees surveyed said they’d attend training that helps them remain competitve in the job marketplace, and
  • Help with finance, wellness and stress — Half of employees said they wished their employers offered help with managing their money and health during uncertain economic times.

The majority (71%) said they’d be willing to sacrafice unpaid time, such as lunch breaks or after-work hours, to attend training.

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