Everything you didn’t know about employee learning, but should!

Dear leaders, HR managers, and CEOs: we’ve scoured the internet for some of the best statistics on learning and development, organized them, and put them in one place so you don’t have to go looking for them. Without further ado, here are more than 25 different statistics for you to peruse and use.

Employee Investment ROI Statistics

Highly engaged teams show.
greater profitability.
A manager accounts for at least
of the variance in employee engagement..

Employee Learning and Development Statistics

Nearly 59% of employees claim they had no workplace training and that most of their skills were self-taught.

74% of workers are willing to learn new skills or re-train in order to remain employable.

87% of millennials believe learning and development in the workplace is important..

59% of millennials claim development opportunities are extremely important when deciding whether to apply for a position.

Only 29% of employees are "very satisfied" with their current career advancement opportunities available within their organization.

34% of employees are very satisfied with their job-specific training even though 41% of them consider it to be very important.

74% of surveyed employees feel they aren’t reaching full potential at work due to lack of development opportunities.

76% of millennials believe professional development opportunities are one of the most important aspects of company culture.

41% of employees consider their organization’s career advancement opportunities a very important factor to their job satisfaction.

76% of employees say that a company would be more appealing if it offered additional skills training to its staff.

59% of employees invest in their own upskilling, to a certain extent.

61% of adults in the United States seek career development opportunities when considering job opportunities.

Learning statistics linked to employee retention

Organizations with poor onboarding processes are twice as likely to experience employee turnover.

70% of employees would be somewhat likely to leave their current job to work for an organization known for investing in employee development and learning.

34% of employees who left their previous job were motivated to do so by more career development opportunities.

86% of millennials would be kept from leaving their current position if training and development were offered by their employer.

Over 70% of high-retention-risk employees will leave their company in order to advance their career.

Retention rates rise 30-50% for companies with strong learning cultures.

Leadership development statistics

59% of managers who oversee one to two employees report having no training at all; 41% of managers who oversee three to five employees claim the same.

Nearly 50% of managers with over ten years of experience claim they’ve only received about nine total hours of training.

43% of managers who have been in their role for less than a year say they’ve had no training.

Only 42% of critical roles can be filled quickly by internal candidates, according to surveyed companies.

External new hires are 61% more likely to be let go from their jobs than those who are promoted to the same position.

60% of millennials want leadership training.

56% of human resources managers consider training and development essential to business.

67% of Gen X leaders want more external coaching and 57% want external development.