Data literacy upskilling can make employees stay, study shows

New research suggests that providing upskilling opportunities could mean the difference between bleeding talent and fostering a satisfied, skilled workforce.

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Companies try to reduce attrition rates and convince employees to stay through promises of better pay, more comprehensive benefits and increasingly flexible work arrangements.

What might not come to mind is offering employee training to improve data literacy, which can help your workforce develop the critical thinking skills necessary to understand and accurately analyze data.

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Forrester and Tableau Software surveyed 1,032 high-level decision-makers and 1,036 mid-level employees at global companies about the data literacy of their workforces. The study found that almost 80% of employees are more likely to stay at an organization that offers data literacy training.

Data literacy is a highly valued and widely transferable skill across industries, as jobseekers take note of which organizations are offering the opportunity for employees to expand their data knowledge.

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