Employers admit training’s impact on the bottom line

Learning and development is gaining a higher profile on the corporate
agenda, with 90 per cent of employers admitting that training impacts directly
on the bottom line, and three-quarters believing it should feature in the
annual report.

More than 1,300 public and private sector employers were polled in Cranfield
School of Management’s latest Recruitment Confidence Index, developed with the
Daily Telegraph and published in association with Personnel Today.

The survey detected a growing relationship between training and recruitment,
with two in three employers including the offer of development as part of the
overall benefits packages they use to attract top talent.

"The latest survey shows they are beginning to wake up to the
importance of learning and development," said Emma Parry, research fellow
at Cranfield.

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