On-site sessions most valued form of training: Survey

Tuition reimbursement also popular
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 07/10/2013

School may be out for the summer, but in the best workplaces, the learning doesn't stop. More than one-third (39 per cent) of Canadian workers identified in-house, instructor-led workshops as the type of professional training they value most, according to a survey by OfficeTeam.

Tuition reimbursement for off-site seminars ranked second, with 32 per cent of the responses; surpassing online courses (15 per cent) and reference books (10 per cent), found the poll of 284 workers.

Companies appear attuned to workers' desires for in-person training. More than two-thirds (69 per cent) of the 151 human resources managers surveyed said their organization offers this type of instruction.

Many firms also provide books or other reference materials (60 per cent) and online courses (69 per cent). In addition, 64 per cent of executives indicated they even subsidize classes taken by employees outside of work, while only six per cent said they do not offer any of these training options to staff.

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