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Study highlights merits of training

THE issue of properly training fleet managers has been regularly highlighted on Fleet NewsNet. And now a new study aims to prove the importance of training and the value placed on it by employees.

The survey of employees by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) found that 94% of respondents who had undertaken training in the previous 12 months say it has helped them do their job better.

CIPD learning training and development adviser Victoria Gill said: ‘Although it is good to see more staff taking responsibility for their own development, employers need to ensure training opportunities are available and encouraged among all levels of staff, not just those who already hold academic qualifications or who have the confidence to request training.’

The study also found that 21% of respondents believed they had not been given enough training opportunities. In 2003, Fleet News ran a Get Trained campaign to encourage employers to give fleet decision-makers the support they needed in their jobs. It prompted a massive response from readers claiming they were lacking in fleet industry training.

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