Workers want more spent on training

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Workers want more spent on training

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British workers would like to see their firms reinvest money into training with staff viewing some of the spending in other areas as wasteful, writes Linda Endersby

A recent survey of 1000 UK employees highlights almost a third of workers are disappointed by their organisation overspending over that number would rather the money were reinvested by their company into training.

The survey by Powwownow, the conference call specialist, asked the question, 'How do you percieve the spending habits of the company you work for?' to which a 30% of respondents indicated "too much" or "excessive".

If employees were to take things in to their own hands, 38% of respondents said they would spend more money on training and a further 30% would spend more money on more staff.

"All business are being asked to do more with less staff and less money, whilst still trying to maintain a profit," says Powwownow co-founder Andrew Pearce, "And although we understand there are many happy offices in the UK, an increasing number appear to be plagued by a employee resentment at either their company's and/or boss's over-spending"

The survey also exposes the relationship between salaries earned and inequality felt. For example, only 2% of workers earning over £80,000 felt their boss or company had 'more money than sense', whereas that figure rose dramatically to 23% for those who earn under that amount.

These findings support the concept behind Powwownow's new "More sense than money" advertising campaign. An obnoxious character by the name of Cecil Goldwell epitomises all that is wrong and backwards with business has been challenging business people to act in the opposite manner since the campaign began in February.

This has sparked a huge reaction the result of which has been an 86% increase in traffic to their website and a 61% increase in new registrations.


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