ON24, a global leader in webcasting and virtual communication solutions, has conducted a comprehensive employee survey on the best and worst of on-the-job training. Five hundred people participated in the survey and gave the following enlightening answers.
Click through for results from an on-the-job training survey conducted by ON24.
According to respondents, 45 percent of executives and managers “need the most training,” with eight percent of CEOs, 12 percent of executives, and 25 percent of mid-level managers described in the same way. Fifty-five percent of entry-level employees “need the most training.”
Best-trained industries are:
- Medical/pharmaceutical – 49 percent
- Technology – 30 percent
- Education – 27 percent
- Accounting – 24 percent
Sixty-nine percent said the state of training at work was “good” or “very good,” while 22 percent said training was “satisfactory” or “unsatisfactory” (nine percent).
Forty-eight percent said that training occurs too infrequently, and 45 percent indicated that training content is inconsistent. Boring and outdated material was reported by 25 percent. Twenty-two percent said training was inconvenient, and 12 percent said that materials are hard to access.
While 43 percent reported that training is a top priority in their organizations, 15 percent said it is not a priority.
Eighty percent said training helps them do their jobs better, and 67 percent said it improves company performance. Fifty-seven percent said it can “enhance their career,” and only two percent indicated that training is not important.
Respondents see the value of accessing online content, citing these benefits: available anytime, anywhere (80 percent), easier to access (56 percent), interesting materials (31 percent) and easier to remember (21 percent).