‘Online Fatigue’ Puts A Damper on Workforce Upskilling Efforts

  • Over half of employees (53%) say that they experience ‘online fatigue’ when it comes to workplace upskilling during COVID-19.
  • To overcome challenges posed by remote workplace arrangements, employers are seeking to ‘change the training approach to adapt to remote learning’ (voted by 50%), ‘try out more innovative methods of training’ (voted by 47%) and ‘adapt new technology platforms’ (voted by 39%).
  • Over two thirds of employees (68%) prefer to attend instructor-led programmes, as compared to pre-recorded online training (6%). Instructor-led programmes are preferred regardless of whether it is conducted face-to-face (37%) or virtually (31%).

SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 14 December 2021 – Work-from-home arrangements remain for many in Singapore, affecting how employers upskill their workforce amidst COVID-19. One of the top challenges faced by 53% of employees in Singapore when participating in training programmes is online fatigue, thereby putting a damper on company training efforts.



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