Malaysia – A Strong Training Culture but is HR/L&D Keeping up with Learners?
- 100% of Malaysians received training during 2012 – testament to Malaysia’s economic strategy and its focus on training & development being 34% was government-funded.
- The HR/L&D function also has an important role to play with 30% of learners receiving information on training from HR/L&D. There is also a strong focus on leadership and management.
- However, the fact that 16% of employees are willing to pay for their own training and that more and more people are initiating their own training indicates that Malaysian employees may well be ahead of HR/L&D in their desire to acquire new skills and the types and modes of development they want.
- Government funded training is clearly not enough, with increased demand not being matched by the supply from the learning professional community
- Doing enough with what is available appears to be approach. How to do more is the key question learning professionals now need to own.