Wednesday, May 22, 2013

What is the most valued skill development according to employees?

Recently released Kelly Global Workforce Index identified that the most valued skill development for employees was on the job experience at 70%.

In terms of computer technology, we interpret this to mean learning and development on topics, tools and information that directly relates to day to day functions.  We call it roaming or roving training.

No 2 was continued education and training which suggests a more formal classroom setting at 58%
No 3 was Seminars and Webinars at 26%

Long gone are the days of boring, irrelevant training in classrooms.
Now employees are seeking short sharp bites of information that help them work SMARTER not HARDER.

Click here to read the full report.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The Three Primary Reasons Why Employees Seek Further Training

Kelly Services – a global recruitment company – recently surveyed 120,000 respondents in 31 countries about Career Development and Upskilling.  The results identified the primary reasons why employees look for further training, and these include:

Reason #1: To get promoted by the current employer

In the 2013 KGWI survey, 57% of the employees want to get further training because they want to get promoted in their current job.

Reason #2: To get promoted or accepted at another company

47% of the employees want to have training because they want to get accepted or promoted at a different company.

Reason #3: To enter a new field of work

Based on the index, the third most popular reason why employees seek further training is because they want to get a job at a different field of work.

Read the full report here.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Australian Economy losing $305 billion due to lost Productivity!

According to an article in Smart Company Magazine, and a study by Ernst & Young, the Australian economy could be losing as much as $305 billion in productivity due.

The study found four out of five workers could be more productive with the obstacles given as motivation, well being, workplace recognition, staff engagement.

Read the full article here

So what is YOUR organisation doing to help staff get more done in less time with less stress??
Love to hear your thoughts.

Friday, May 3, 2013