Employees in Brazil Say Workplace Training Is Critical to Career Development
The survey also shows that employers who invest in staff training not only reap productivity benefits, but have a better chance of retaining their employees.
More than three-quarters (79 percent) of respondents in
"Employees are increasingly managing their skills development in order to secure their future and stay relevant in a rapidly changing business environment," said
Results of the survey in
- Continued education and training is identified by almost three-quarters (73 percent) of respondents as the most effective means of skills development, ahead of alternatives including on-the-job experience, and professional organization memberships.
- Training provided by employers in the workplace gets a nod of approval, with 63 percent agreeing it is effective in upgrading skills.
- The skills which are cited as most critical to job success are organization/attention to detail, cooperation/teamwork, and active listening.
- Slightly more than half nominate bilingual skills as a pre-requisite for job success, with English, Spanish and Portuguese the priorities.
Rebelo said that the findings show that the responsibility for managing skills development no longer rests solely with employers.
"Employees are taking control and looking at ways of renewing and upgrading skills throughout their working lives. Decisions about training and professional development are now an integral part of the employment equation, and have an important bearing on employee morale, performance and retention."
Complete findings are published in a new report,
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