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Temp training needs can be met via the cloud

Posted on May 15th, 2012 Read time: 1 minutes

A recent report from the University of Southern California's Center for Effective Organization analyzed training trends of temporary workers.

According to the report Training Without Jobs: Access to and Outcomes of Training for Temporary Workers, fewer than 25 percent of temporary workers take part in training courses. What's more, educated workers are more likely to be offered training, but lower-skilled individuals are more apt to actually take the training courses and spend more hours in them.

Training was also proven to improve retention, as office workers who took part in training were more likely to remain with a company for one year and saw significant wage growth.

There is an increasing number of temp workers in today's workforce – the American Staffing Association's Staffing Index reports staffing companies hired an average of 2.8 million temp and contract workers per day in 2011 (an 8 percent increase from 2010) – so training methods must evolve to meet demands.

For instance, online training using cloud technology can benefit companies that need to train large numbers of workers, as any business with a web browser can create or manage a course, and training materials can be instantly accessed by employees. 

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