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Corporate training or talent draining

It's your decision, either invest in your workforce or witness a talent drought in your organisation.

September 4, 2023

According to Emergn, a global digital business services firm, 75% of learners say workplace training would highly incentivise their loyalty to an employer and how likely they are to stay with an employer. If that isn't reason enough to develop your staff with corporate learning then what is?

Well, according to this article by, investing in learning and development could be the game-changer in this 'war for top-tier talent'.

In today's competitive business landscape, employee training and development are critical for staying ahead. Here are some reasons why you, as an employer or HR manager, should be prioritising learning and development.

Key Points:

  1. Employee Expectations: According to the survey, a staggering 75% of employees believe that robust workplace training significantly influences their decision to stay with an employer. Additionally, 55% feel that learning and development programs enhance job satisfaction and overall employee morale.
  2. Effectiveness Gap: Despite the recognition of the importance of training, only 23% of employees and 22% of leaders perceive their organisation's current training programs as extremely effective. The survey indicates that simply offering training is insufficient; employees want to connect with a purpose and mission.
  3. Upskilling as a Necessity: In Australia, upskilling has shifted from being a "nice-to-have" to an absolute necessity. With the rise of remote and hybrid work environments, personalised and digitised development programs have become essential to keep employees engaged and skilled.
  4. The Great Resignation: In the context of the ongoing "Great Resignation," LinkedIn's report highlights that 94% of employees would consider staying longer with an employer if they offered comprehensive development programs. However, nearly half of workers report not having enough time for personal development.
  5. Employer's Role: Employers are increasingly realising the importance of professional development and training in attracting and retaining talent. An employer's commitment to supporting employees' skill enhancement is now a key consideration during job acceptance.

How Optimism Can Help:

At Optimism, we understand the importance of effective corporate learning. We offer tailored eLearning solutions to address these challenges:

  1. Customised Training: Our learning solutions can be customised to bridge skill gaps and align with your organisation's specific needs.
  2. Engaging Content: We provide engaging and interactive learning materials that keep employees motivated and eager to learn. Our corporate learning and development pathways are effective, just check out our case studies for proof.
  3. Software & System Walkthroughs: With an extensive track record in crafting immersive software and system interface learning experiences, coupled with our expertise in producing captivating animated videos to demystify new technology.
  4. Efficient workers: We deliver tailored solutions precisely within your desired timeframe, alleviating the stress associated with the development of learning solutions.

By partnering with Optimism, you can empower your workforce with the skills they need to excel and drive corporate capability within your company.