Time for a Training and Development Check-up
More than half of workers in the United States feel the need to develop skills. But, fewer than a quarter of U.S. workers feel that their employer is providing the kind of formal training that would help them develop their skills. These survey findings were released last week by consulting company Accenture.*
U.S. News & World Report picked up on Accenture’s release and asked the question: Are employers to blame for the skills gap? Recently, APQC published a series of articles that can help our member organizations answer this question.
- Are You Investing Enough in Employee Learning? explains why demand for learning is poised to increase and helps you use two key learning metrics to reveal your organization’s level of preparedness.
- Benchmarking Training and Development walks you through the process of benchmarking your organization’s training and development program against a dashboard of metrics.
- Does E-Learning Pay Off? uses APQC benchmarking data to examine how technology impacts the cost of employee learning.
- Training and Development Resource List is our guide to current, high-quality content on training and developing employees.
Not an APQC member? Following are some complimentary resources on employee training and development.
- Training and Development Challenges in 2010
- Summary of Open Standards Benchmarking Measures: Develop and Counsel Employees
- Checklist for Developing World-Class Leaders
- Creating a Knowledge-rich Environment--October 2011 HCM Community Call (Recording)
*See Dow Jones Newswire article: Over Half Of US Workers Feel Pressure To Add More Skills –Survey.