Amid pandemic recovery and an evolving labor market, employers are promoting unique perks to attract new talent. But shortly after joining the company, new hires say the allure of those perks quickly faded, according to a new study by eLearning Industry.
“Continuous learning is essential for strengthening the workforce and allowing employees to grow in their careers. That will ultimately help organizations evolve and scale,” says eLearning Industry CEO Christopher Pappas. “Employee engagement starts with a well thought out onboarding process, but when employees are met with mundane, disengaging learning opportunities, it’s nearly impossible for them to understand their role, the company values, resources available for growth and how to challenge themselves in their new role. Poor training won’t cut it. So, companies have to revamp their training to meet the needs of their employees. As the workforce continues to change, training must evolve to ensure employees feel prepared to perform in their current role and achieve upward career mobility.”
From eLearning Industry:
- One in three U.S. corporate employees across manufacturing, retail and hospitality, healthcare, technology and finance and insurance sectors admit they ended up regretting joining their organization during their onboarding phase.
- More than two in five employees felt their onboarding and training was “outdated” (42%) and a “waste of time” (47%), leaving nearly half (46%) of employees feeling “extremely overwhelmed.” So much so that another 42% were unable to retain everything during onboarding and eventually had to re-learn everything taught during onboarding.
- Nearly two-thirds (63%) admit they participate in training to “check a box” their supervisor has mandated in their annual performance goals.
- Of those who admitted to burn out, half say it led them to slack off and deliver low-quality work (49%), call out of work frequently (46%) and start a new job search (50%).
- One in five employees say they “don’t have time” to participate in company training sessions, but when they do, two-thirds (63%) say it’s a great opportunity to bond and collaborate with their team. Technology can influence the employee experience.
- With the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and other new technologies, 39% of employees worry it could replace their jobs or change their job requirements. Plus, 40% are overwhelmed about the prospect of learning how to use new technologies like AI.