As organizations tackle skills gaps and relentless competition for talent, new research from learning platform provider CYPHER Learning reveals a disparity between the C-suite/ business owners and employees on workplace development.
The findings show 88% of business owners and C-level executives are given a choice on when, where, and how they do training compared to just 37% of entry-level employees. Furthermore, 42% of owners and C-suite executives who had training in the past year said they’d had more training than the previous year vs. just 17% of intermediate or entry-level workers.
The research is featured in CYPHER Learning’s The State of Corporate Learning and Development in 2023: Stuck in the Middle report. CYPHER Learning worked with independent surveyor Censuswide to survey 4,000 workers in companies with 500-plus employees in the U.S. and UK.
According to the survey, business owners and C-level executives are almost three times more likely to call training “enjoyable” compared to junior employees and are at least two times more likely to call training “inspiring.” Conversely, 42% of intermediate and junior staff struggle with “boring and unengaging” training, with more than one-third (36%) agreeing that workplace learning and development (L&D) has become “death by PowerPoint.”
Some 41% of workers who have received training in the last year call for it to be more tailored to their job roles. And 39% believe it should be more fun and engaging. Introducing gamification elements and tech such as augmented and virtual reality would make training more fun, 67% of workers said.
To download the report, visit: https://www.cypherlearning.com/the-state-of-corporate-learning-and-development-2023