Training is an important part of an organisation as without training and development, how can you expect your staff to grow and excel? If they are not growing, neither will your business. We scanned different research pieces to give the best training stats out there. Now you can be assured that training is a worthwhile investment.

  • 58% of workers prefer to learn at their own pace

This shows that employees want to be in control of their own development and learning. With HowNow, your employees can access their own online resources from anywhere and even through the mobile app.

  • 94% of employees would stay at a company longer if it invested in their career development

Recruiting new staff is a very hefty cost that can impact a business. Not only does it cost the business financially but also slows down the productivity of your workforce.  If almost all staff surveyed are saying that professional development impacts their decision to stay then it’s a no-brainer.  Professional development requirements of employees must be met with training opportunities. It will not only lead to employee retention but it will also lead to increased productivity.

  • 56% of employees would spend more time learning if managers indicated which courses to take to improve or gain new skills.

This figure indicates that the majority of employees would love to develop further but lack the expertise to know what courses or skills to take to advance themselves further in their career.  You want your employees to smash their goals and meet their KPIs. Therefore, allocate appropriate training to ensure they have the skills needed to excel.

  • 33% of companies surveyed would say that learning and development departments are critical to the success

If you see evidence like this, you can’t ignore it.  Professional development will not only motivate and engage your team but it will also contribute to your profit line. We make it easy for you to deliver engaging training to employees with live classes, gamification and assessments.  You can measure your employee’s engagement and progress by using a detailed analytics dashboard of their learning and progress.

  • 34% of companies say that their learning and development is limited by budget.

There are many things that are likely fighting for a share of your budget. It’s important to analyse each investment even learning, to understand the returns and the overall impact on the company. Thankfully, HowNow can host and deliver learning online, workshops, events .  Without your employees your company would not grow. After your product, they are the single most important contributor to growth.  So if you are going to invest anywhere, then I’d say that your employees are a pretty good investment.

  • 70% agree that training can help people block out distractions.

It’s not easy concentrating at work, there are a million ways you can distract yourself. Surprisingly as it may be many employees believe that training can help limit distractions. Employees surveyed said they felt much more productive when provided with training and development opportunities. This may be because when they are learning, they are far more engaged in their work and producing the best work they can. Not having adequate training to take on your tasks leads to frustration and distracted. Good thing that HowNow also integrates with all of the tools your employees use everyday! 

  • 42% of employees surveyed said they would be more engaged at work if they had access to learning new skills whenever needed

Just-in-time training is a new phrase but at the heart of it, it means learning what you need when you need it, right where you work.  It’s important that employees can access materials when they need it without having to switch context all the time.  This may be document on a Drive or a collection of resources facilitated by a team member. There are many training modules that can be planned but sometimes when you are working new issues arises.
Not knowing how to solve an issue can lead to distractions in the workplace and a drop in morale. Luckily on HowNow, you also have access to our third-party content from subject matter experts.

Sources:
https://research.udemy.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/FINAL-Udemy_2018_Workplace_Distraction_Report.pdf
https://learning.linkedin.com/content/dam/me/learning/en-us/pdfs/linkedin-learning-workplace-learning-report-2018.pdf
https://www.findcourses.co.uk/inspiration/read-uk-ld-report-2018-1358

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