Charities spend on average 30 per cent less on training for
their staff, according to a new survey, writes Sally
Research by Agenda Consultancy, an organisation that specialises
in management issues in the not-for-profit sector, found voluntary
organisations spent £256 per employee compared with £366
in the public and private sectors.
It also found that the annual staff turnover was 22 per cent in
the voluntary sector compared with 15 per cent in the public and
The report, based on an analysis of 117 charities, also shows
that staff in the voluntary sector have a lower rate of absence,
with managers losing three days a year compared to five in the
public and private sectors.
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