1 in 2 Singaporeans Turn to Upskilling Outside the Workplace, Citing Dissatisfactory Company Training

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  • More than half (55%) of employees reveal that they have sought training outside of the workplace in the last 12 months.
  • Two in five (38%) employees say that current training programmes by their companies are either ‘fair’, bad’ or ‘very bad’.
  • Top three reasons for employees’ subpar ratings are ‘limited range of topics covered’ (40%), ‘boring and conventional training approach’ (37%), and ‘training topics are not relevant for career advancements (18%)’.


SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 3 December 2021 – As we continue to live and work with COVID-19, many workers are gearing up for an endemic world through upskilling. More than half (55%) of Singapore employees reveal that they have taken steps to seek training outside of the workplace in the last 12 months, on top of what is offered by their companies. In addition, two in five (38%) employees say that current learning & development (L&D programmes) offered by their companies are either ‘fair’, bad’ or ‘very bad’. The reasons given for the sub-par ratings include: ‘limited range of topics covered’ (40%), ‘boring and conventional training approach’ (37%), and ‘training topics are not relevant for career advancements (18%)’.

 

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