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Employers negligent about advanced digital training

Digitalization yes, employee training no: This would seem to be the prevailing attitude of many employers in Germany. In a current study, employees criticize lack of time and lack of courses on offer.

06 Dec. 2017
Source: Bitkom
Source: Bitkom

In the survey conducted by the digital association Bitkom , almost three quarters of all employees surveyed complain that, at work, they have no time to improve their skills in dealing with digital technologies. Almost two thirds criticize the fact that their employer does not offer any advanced training on these subjects at all. Three out of four employees surveyed indicate that they are even privately financing their own further training. Digital learning formats such as learning apps for smartphones or MOOCs play an increasingly important role here.

In this respect, HR decision-makers and CEOs basically agree with the large majority of employees: digital expertise is becoming a core expertise. The study "The Digital Talent Gap - Are Companies Doing Enough?" , carried out by the consulting agency CapGemini, shows just how dangerous it can be for companies to ignore the advanced training needs of its employees. 47% of employees surveyed in this study are inclined to switch to other companies if these offer better advanced digital training opportunities.