The new Corporate Issues Survey compiled by Ken Blanchard Companies and seen by HR Magazine shows that the majority of firms are committed to investing in their staff, with 78 per cent maintaining or increasing learning and development budgets over the next 12 months.
This marks an increase on the 72 per cent recorded last year, with the top priority among companies being to create 'an engaged workforce'.
According to the report, a key area where companies feel they are failing to be effective is developing future leaders, such as sales managers, with 62 per cent of respondents saying they could improve in this aspect.
Earlier this week, Ruth Moran, director of Ruth Moran Consulting, told Recruiter magazine that organisations which took steps to invest in staff training and recruitment during the recession, including taking on people in sales jobs, are now reaping the rewards.
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