Reflecting the time constraints in today’s competitive business marketplace, 42 percent of the CEOs interviewed for the study said the length of a course was a more important deciding factor than its content. They prefer shorter courses that require less time and allow for employees to remain productive while receiving necessary training.
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The research for this study was conducted by OpinionMatters and involved 503 telephone interviews with CEOs and MDs of businesses with more than 250 employees (across the following business sectors: professional, arts & culture, legal, HR, IT & telecoms, finance, sales, media & marketing, retail, catering & leisure, healthcare, manufacturing & utilities, architecture, engineering & building, travel & transport, and education.)
A detailed analysis of the research can be found in the latest Skillsoft whitepaper titled CEO perspectives on people: leadership, recruitment and skills which can be downloaded on http://www.skillsoft.com/emea/documents/Research_Whitepaper_A4.pdf