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Training Practices in Organisations

July 26, 2022

We are pleased to launch the 2022 misco report on Training Practices in Organisations. This is the first edition of the report and it will enable readers to understand the behaviours and attitudes of respondents in relation to training practices. The Training Practices in Organisations report is yet another misco product which enables us to share our expertise with our clients by providing you with actionable data to help you develop effective marketing strategies.

The survey was conducted online throughout the months of May and June 2022. The respondents were required to be individuals who are responsible for training within the organisation. Questions asked mainly focused on soft skills training, with the aim to learn about why employers are facing the challenge of skills shortages. This is hampering their development prospects. Staff training is one of the ways of closing the gap between what employers are expecting from their staff and the skills of their employees.

The key takeaways from the study were:

  • Employers need to give more importance to employee training
  • Individuals need to take responsibilitty for the development of their own technical skills and soft skills.
  • The top five skills that are most important to organisations are:
    • verbal communication skills,
    • decision making skills,
    • teamworking skills,
    • customer care skills,
    • inter-personal skills.
  • The top five skills that employers find most lacking in staff are:
    • decision making skills,
    • working towards priorities,
    • strong work ethic,
    • self-organisation/time management,
    • enthusiasm
  • Employers prefer to recruit ready trained staff rather than train them themselves.
  • The top three benefits of training are perceived to be:
    • to enhance efficiency, productivity and effectiveness of employees,
    • to increase retention,
    • to establish a long-term strategy for employee skill development.
  • The three main methods used by employers to measure the skills gap in their organisation are:
    • feedback from management
    • management requests
    • formal training needs analysis
  • The main challenge faced by employers when training staff is that there is not enough time available.
  • The two most preferred training methods adopted by employers are face to face training and on the job training.

You can obtain your copy by contacting us on [email protected] today.

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