HR managers believe their company’s training fails to adequately equip staff with right business skills

More than three-quarters of HR managers believe training in their company fails to adequately equip employees with the necessary skills for business.

A survey conducted by online collaboration firm WebEx found the worst affected areas in training are management and communication skills, which fall short in three out of 10 businesses, followed by training in computer skills, which is lacking in 28% of companies.

Moreover, WebEx found that despite four out of five HR managers believing e-learning could improve training, more than half do not use it, primarily because they are not familiar with the technology.

Bert van der Zwan, vice-president EMEA, WebEx, said: “The UK labour market is highly competitive. If businesses want to retain and develop their employees to their full potential, it’s crucial they get areas such as training right.

“UK companies are missing a huge opportunity when it comes to training. They’re failing to take advantage of e-learning’s time, productivity and efficiency benefits, all because technology is seen as a barrier to implementation,” he concluded.

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