What’s Training Worth?

More than 70% of workers responding to a Mindflash survey said they’d be willing to spend as much as $1,000 of their own money on more training.

Nearly 71% of 200 workers between the ages of 18 and 60 believe their employers consider training to be important, but only 38% said they received 20 or more hours of training in the last year, according to an online survey by Mindflash. On the other hand, almost 58% of participants said that training was helping them to do their jobs a lot better, while approximately 38% said training helped their job performance “a little.” Along the same lines, a large majority (nearly 67%) said that more training would deliver further on-the-job benefits, and most workers (almost 62%) would be willing to take training courses during non-work hours.

Other survey findings:

  • 14% of respondents said their employers offered zero training in the last year.
  • More than 12% reported they’d be willing to pay their employers for extra training.
  • More than 70% of workers said they’d be willing to spend as much as $1,000 of their own money on more training
Lorri Freifeld
Lorri Freifeld is the editor/publisher of Training magazine. She writes on a number of topics, including talent management, training technology, and leadership development. She spearheads two awards programs: the Training APEX Awards and Emerging Training Leaders. A writer/editor for the last 30 years, she has held editing positions at a variety of publications and holds a Master’s degree in journalism from New York University.