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Workplace Training Waste of Time for Many

One in three workers claims that the most recent employer-provided training they attended probably was not worth their time, according to results of a national survey of 1,674 employees conducted by Hudson. In fact, 12 percent say their most recent training session was a total waste of time. However, 60 percent report that the last program was a good or great use of their time, consolation for organizations that collectively spend more than $51 billion in training programs each year.

Fifty-one percent of workers attended company-led or -paid programs last year and another 50 percent are considering further education or training to further their career in 2006. Self-improvement appears to be a strong motivating factor – 68 percent of employees said they attended the most recent session because they thought it would provide useful, job-related information. Another 26 percent said they were required to attend.

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