Training is an important part of talent retention. Good employees want to grow professionally, and training is a valuable perk that benefits not only your employees, but your company also.

I recently came across this infographic outlining new research on how people today learn in the modern world. I found it valuable, and wanted to share it with you.

Modern Learner

Here are my top takeaways:

  • Learning needs to be presented in small bites. Today’s employees don’t have the attention spans to truly digest hours-long training. It should be broken into small bites over a period of time.
  • Employers should dedicate time for training. Many employers expect employees to learn on their own time. But for workers with busy family and personal lives, this is a challenge. Providing time at work as part of their workload ensures that both of you will benefit from the training.
  • Employees really do want to learn. The research showed that over half of employees paid out-of-pocket for training. If you can offer training as a perk, it will be valued.

Especially for smaller companies who want to compete with large employers offering impressive perks and benefits packages, high-quality training can serve as a highly-attractive carrot for top talent.