PricewaterhouseCoopers' survey shows poor NZ training record
"If we want a high-skilled, high-waged economy then we should take seriously PricewaterhouseCoopers' recent global survey," said Andrew Casidy, Acting General Secretary of Finsec.
"New Zealand organisations were providing three times less training than the global average, according to the survey, carried out between June and August last year.
"Finsec is currently surveying workers in the finance industry to gain information for its work/life balance campaign.
"Results so far show that workers consider a lack of training to be the second most stressful part of the their jobs.
"Only low staffing levels are seen as a larger contributor to stress.
"Our members want the work/life balance campaign to bring some enjoyment back into working life and to bring our standards into line with the best overseas practice. "Both of these things are good for workers, and good for business too.
"The remedy is to
hire enough staff, train them properly and let them go home
on time," Andrew Casidy concluded.