HR professionals intrinsically understand that learning opportunities are vital to make sure employees feel they’re developing in their career. So it should be no surprise that – according to a recent study by jobs website Totaljobs – two in three UK workers have changed jobs because of a lack of learning and development.
The study of more than 2,600 UK jobseekers and nearly 100 employers revealed that nine in 10 workers wanted their employer to offer more training courses, and two-thirds of them felt that training was more critical now than it was two years ago.
Employers are also advocates of providing the right sort of L&D opportunities: 80 per cent agreed that companies should offer staff professional development opportunities, and more than 90 per cent said training for an individual had a noticeable impact on the wider team.
The research also found that 41 per cent of workers secured a new job as a direct result of training.
David Clift, HR director at Totaljobs, says he is often told by employers that they are struggling to find skilled employees to fill demanding roles: “This research shows that there is a keen workforce looking to upskill and improve, so new skills and talents may be right under employers’ noses.
“Training and development is a key area companies need to focus on. It’s a win-win for all.”