UK workers not learning enough new skills

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has said that many of those who have lost their job due to the pandemic have been left without the necessary skills to secure a new one.

UK employees don’t think they learn enough new skills at work and say learning courses on offer lack engagement. 

A new survey conducted by performance analysts Yonder Consulting found that 46% of employees believe their employer isn’t giving them new skills. 

Two in five respondents also said the skills that are taught in courses offered to them by their employers do not add value to their daily working lives. 

Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic in March, 673,000 workers have left company payrolls and nearly 500,000 redundancies have been planned.

The CIPD also believes that the results of Yonder Consulting’s survey show that learning in the workplace is being neglected.

Learning and upskilling at work continues to be neglected. There appears to be an underinvestment in the skills and capabilities of our workforce will only worsen the plight of those left jobless as a result of the pandemic.

Businesses can play a vital role in driving this forward by championing learning in the workplace that brings both the left and right brains together to provide a suite of essential skills like STEM, communication intelligence, understanding bias, mental health and data analytics.

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