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Training boosts staff retention

Most British workers would prefer to improve their current role rather than change jobs, a survey reveals.

The survey conducted by the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) found that more than half (54%) of employees would rather expand on their existing role, whereas only 16% wished to move on.

And findings show that 46% felt training would make them more likely to stay with the company.

However, only 45% of those surveyed admitted that they would ask for further training to help develop their careers.

Jaine Clarke, director of skills at the LSC, urged companies to implement comprehensive training: “This research reveals a clear need for employers to change their attitude to training if they are to reduce staff turnover.

“We would ask employees to take the future into their own hands and ask about training before taking the first step of finding a new job.”

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