Survey Results
 
 
       

Survey BB-63 :
The emphasis in the August survey is on Skills and Externally sourced Training.


Question NumberQuestion
Q1Are sufficient numbers of young people attracted to your industry to ensure adequate availability of skilled labour in the future?
Q2To what extent is your business constrained by shortages of Key Skills? (eg. Numeracy, Communication, basic IT skills etc.)
Q3To what extent is your business constrained by shortages of Technical Skills?
Q4To what extent do you consider that regular training is important to the success of your business?
Q5To what extent do you feel informed about government support / initiatives for training?
Q6Is the return on investment in externally sourced training sufficient to persuade you to provide it for your staff and yourself?
Q7To what extent do you and / or your staff engage in externally provided training?
Q8Which of the following areas of training would be most worthwhile for your business?
Q9What are the main areas of concern which might prevent you from using external training? (TICK ALL THAT APPLY)
Q10To what extent are you aware of web based training resources for either you or your staff?
Q11To what extent do you engage in web based learning whilst at home?
Q12To what extent would you welcome assistance from mature business people (e.g.The Mature Volunteer Force)?

(1) Are sufficient numbers of young people attracted to your industry to ensure adequate availability of skilled labour in the future?
ResponseTotal answers: 170
%
1. sufficient20.6%
2. 12.4%
3.16.5%
4. insufficient38.8%
5. not applicable11.8%

(2) To what extent is your business constrained by shortages of Key Skills? (eg. Numeracy, Communication, basic IT skills etc.)
ResponseTotal answers: 170
%
1. highly5.3%
215.3%
324.7%
426.5%
5. not at all21.2%
6. not applicable7.1%

(3) To what extent is your business constrained by shortages of Technical Skills?
ResponseTotal answers: 170
%
1. highly9.4%
220%
324.7%
420%
5. not at all18.8%
6. not applicable7.1%

(4) To what extent do you consider that regular training is important to the success of your business?
ResponseTotal answers: 170
%
1. very important48.2%
2.30.6%
3.14.1%
4.5.9%
5. unimportant1.2%

(5) To what extent do you feel informed about government support / initiatives for training?
ResponseTotal answers: 170
%
1. very well informed2.9%
2.15.3%
3.20.6%
4.41.8%
5. not at all informed19.4%

(6) Is the return on investment in externally sourced training sufficient to persuade you to provide it for your staff and yourself?
ResponseTotal answers: 170
%
1. always1.8%
2. mostly22.9%
3. sometimes35.9%
4. rarely21.2%
5. not at all8.8%
6. not applicable9.4%

(7) To what extent do you and / or your staff engage in externally provided training?
ResponseTotal answers: 170
%
1. weekly2.9%
2. monthly13.5%
3. six monthly28.8%
4. annually24.7%
5. less than once per year30%

(8) Which of the following areas of training would be most worthwhile for your business?
ResponseTotal answers: 170
%
1. management16.5%
2. customer relations12.9%
3. IT17.1%
4. sales and marketing30.6%
5. accounting and finance7.1%
6. none15.9%

(9) What are the main areas of concern which might prevent you from using external training? (TICK ALL THAT APPLY)
ResponseTotal answers: 355
%
1. quality20%
2. convenience of location17.5%
3. convenience of timetable10.1%
4. lost working hours21.1%
5. cost31.3%

(10) To what extent are you aware of web based training resources for either you or your staff?
ResponseTotal answers: 170
%
1. highly6.5%
221.2%
324.7%
422.9%
5. not at all24.7%

(11) To what extent do you engage in web based learning whilst at home?
ResponseTotal answers: 170
%
1. weekly5.3%
2. monthly4.7%
3. six monthly13.5%
4. annually4.1%
5. less than once per year72.4%

(12) To what extent would you welcome assistance from mature business people (e.g.The Mature Volunteer Force)?
ResponseTotal answers: 170
%
1. highly14.7%
216.5%
328.8%
420%
5. not at all20%