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    The Best and Worst Trends of On-the-Job Training

    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.

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    Click through for results from an on-the-job training survey conducted by ON24.

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    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.”

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    Best-trained industries are:

    • Medical/pharmaceutical – 49 percent
    • Technology – 30 percent
    • Education – 27 percent
    • Accounting – 24 percent

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    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).

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    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 Boring and outdated material was reported by 25 percent.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.

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    While 43 percent reported that training is a top priority in their organizations, 15 percent said it is not a priority.

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    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.

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    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).

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