MOM: Majority of employers continue to provide structured training
The Ministry of Manpower or MOM says the majority of employers continued to provide structured training to their employees last year, despite the tight labour market.
The proportion of private establishments that provided structured training to their employees in 2012 was unchanged from 2010 and comparable to the high of 72 per cent in 2005 and 2006.
The majority of private establishments that evaluated the effectiveness of staff training reported positive impact on areas such as work productivity and quality of products and services.
A large majority of employers felt that training enhanced employees' skills, job responsibilities and work motivation.
Employers were more divided about the impact of training on employees' wages and promotion opportunities, with around half indicating that training had positive impact.
Overall, the share of employees sent for structured training in training-providing establishments was 57 per cent in 2012, comparable to the 58 per cent in 2010.
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