Making Reward Personal: Poll for Adult Learners' Week says staff crave development


A survey published yesterday to mark the start of National Learners' Week has revealed more than 90% of employees would stay at their organisation if they were offered more training and development.

Research carried out by CV-Library amongst 2,300 employees finds 90.5% of staff would commit to the organisation for longer if they were offered training, with 93% saying being given training makes them feel more valued.

Training is so coveted that two-thirds of staff actually said they’d take a pay cut in return for sponsorship of a recognised qualification from their employer.

Lee Biggins, managing director of CV-Library, said: 'Learning something new keeps people invigorated and engaged and this has never been truer than in the workplace. Providing staff with opportunities to develop and progress is massively beneficial to businesses of all sizes.”

Worryingly, the research also finds 43.5% of employers don’t provide training to allow their staff/company to stay ahead of technological advancements, while 96.6% said the government should be making greater efforts to subsidise adult learning.

He added: 'In light of current concerns around skills shortages, there's clearly a lot that needs to be done. With this week being Adult Learners' Week, it's the perfect time to start considering changes.'

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