CIPD says companies are using outdated staff training methods
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Employers in Britain rely on outdated methods and techniques to provide training to their staff, new research reveals.

According to a new survey by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), traditional methods of workplace learning are considered least effective, but still dominate many learning & development (L&D) programmes.

Only 16% of L&D professionals opted for “formal education courses” as their choice for the most effective training method, with the same number choosing “coaching by external practitioners” as their favoured option.

Over half of those surveyed (52%) answered that in-house development programmes were the most successful methods.

Despite this, less than a fifth of respondents (17%) plan to reduce their reliance on classroom and trainer-led instruction over the next two years.

Dr John McGurk. L&D Talent Development Adviser at CIPD, says: “Many of the learning approaches used by organisations are legacies of a learning environment where the classroom, courses and ‘sheep-dip’ learning were the order of the day.

“However in today’s environment, the skills of continuous collaborative and connective learning are paramount. We need to take into account how generations learn and share knowledge.”

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