We all know training is important for a company or organization to be successful and stay current, but many companies do not realize how important training is to their employees, or how much their employees value training programs. Bridge by Instructure conducted a survey of more than 1,000 working men and women across the U.S. that shows just how important training in the workplace is to employees.
According to the results, training is the most important learning opportunity for job satisfaction, coming in above mentorship, a tuition reimbursement program, sabbaticals, and international fellowships.
Some other interesting facts about training that the survey revealed include:
- Both men and women noted that informational training is key to their satisfaction at work.
- In the next five years, continuous learning opportunities about their industry are what employees want most.
- Men and women have slightly different opinions about the different types of learning at work. After training, men care more about mentorship (8% vs. 5% want it), while women care more about tuition reimbursement (14% vs. 10% want it).
- Offsite training is another type of training companies should consider as 17% of employees reported their company does not offer offsite learning/training opportunities.
What does all this information mean for employers? Companies need to ensure they are offering adequate learning opportunities for their employees. As companies review the benefits they offer to employees, training should be top on the list of priorities.
There are some simple steps employers can take to implement streamlined, simple trainings. These include optimizing training for different devices so employees can consume training at their convenience from any location, tapping into employers’ own management to develop trainings specific to the organization, and keeping a collection of trainings on hand. By starting with these simple steps and investing in their own workforce, companies can improve employee satisfaction, allowing them to keep their best employees and improve their business.
For more information, visit www.getbridge.com.