Employee belonging, burnout/stress, and DEI are all tied together, and they all intersect learning as well.
In our brand new research on learning and talent development, we looked at some of the key areas where employee demand is shifting and evolving. In many cases, workers aren’t just asking to be trained to upskill in their jobs anymore. With the talent shortage in place for many frontline roles, rising mental health challenges including stress and burnout, and a need for inclusive employer practices that support the needs of a diverse workforce, companies have to think more comprehensively when it comes to their training approach.
For instance, consider these statistics from the study:
- 98% of employers say that training has implications on employee wellbeing
- Women are more likely than men to say they don’t have mentors at work and don’t feel comfortable talking with their boss about career options
- Employees with a high belonging score are 7.5x more likely to feel like their employer is open and transparent with them
While each of these can seem like a separate track or siloed conversation, the truth is that they’re tied together in various ways, as the infographic below indicates.
Interested in more data from this study? We’ll be posting additional infographics in the coming weeks as we look at what 2023 will bring for the learning function and the training-hungry workforce as well.
Ben Eubanks is the Chief Research Officer at Lighthouse Research & Advisory. He is an author, speaker, and researcher with a passion for telling stories and making complex topics easy to understand.
His latest book Talent Scarcity answers the question every business leader has asked in recent years: “Where are all the people, and how do we get them back to work?” It shares practical and strategic recruiting and retention ideas and case studies for every employer.
His first book, Artificial Intelligence for HR, is the world’s most-cited resource on AI applications for hiring, development, and employee experience.
Ben has more than 10 years of experience both as an HR/recruiting executive as well as a researcher on workplace topics. His work is practical, relevant, and valued by practitioners from F100 firms to SMB organizations across the globe.
He has spoken to tens of thousands of HR professionals across the globe and enjoys sharing about technology, talent practices, and more. His speaking credits include the SHRM Annual Conference, Seminarium International, PeopleMatters Dubai and India, and over 100 other notable events.