Training top of mind for HR professionals: Survey

As kids head back to school, HR professionals have education on the mind

As summer winds down and the kids prepare to return to school, education is also top of mind for HR professionals.

When asked what their greatest staffing concern was — employee training and development, recruiting new employees or retaining top performers — more than four in 10 (41 per cent) of HR managers picked employee training.

Next up was recruiting new employees (27 per cent) followed by retaining top performing employees (23 per cent), according to the telephone survey of more than 150 HR managers at companies with 20 or more employees conducted by OfficeTeam.

"As workers take on expanded responsibilities, it becomes more important for companies to offer professional development to help their teams keep up," said OfficeTeam executive director Robert Hosking. "Training programs boost job satisfaction for employees by enabling them to build new skills and take on more challenging roles."

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