Employees Favor High Tech Training

June 19, 2002 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Employees give high-tech workplace training the thumbs up, according to a poll.

According to the Workplace Training Report from Knowledge Anywhere, employees cite the following reasons for choosing technology-based training over traditional classroom training:

  • workplace flexibility, was noted by 49%
  • the importance of self-paced training was mentioned by 26%, and
  • 15% mentioned the swift delivery of materials to geographically dispersed employees

Despite these benefits, the poll found that only 60% of companies are using a high-tech medium to train their workers.
The survey also found that:

  • 36% of respondents received job training by learning from their peers,
  • 27% said they obtained additional training through off-site seminars, and
  • 20% said they received training in classrooms
  • only 11% said they gained additional job training through self-paced online programs

Respondents to the survey included 8300 executives and employees from 183 corporations.