2022 FM TRAINING OUTLOOK SURVEY KEY FINDING 2

THE VALUE OF FM TRAINING

FM managers and staff agree that training is needed for job performance and growth. More employers are adding training to their budgets in recognition of the confidence and credibility boost it provides.

SURVEY STATISTICS

If it wasn’t clear before, the past two years have taught organizations, across industries and around the globe, that facility managers are essential to the continuity of their strategic operations. Their broad range of skills are in high demand, but as we’ve just learned, it has been difficult for employers to find and keep top talent.

FM training offers a win-win solution, increasing job performance, confidence, and retention while building the workforce employers need for the future.

According to FM managers, the top 3 benefits of FM training and credentials are better job performance, increased confidence, and increased credibility.

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    Better job performance

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    Increased confidence

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    Increased credibility

The Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Gap is Persistent.

85% of FM staff say they could use more FM knowledge, skills, or training for their current job.

74% of FM staff say they could use more FM knowledge/ skills/training to advance in their job or organization.

86% of FM managers say there’s a gap between the skills and knowledge their team has and what they need to excel.

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    FM Training Can Close the Gap
of FM managers say FM training and credentials result in better job performance.
of FM managers say FM training and credentials result in increased confidence.
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    Employers Look to Offer More FM Training
of employers are planning to implement FM training this year.
of employers say they provide funding for staff to pursue external FM training or credentials/qualifications.
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TAKE ACTION

Organizations facing a current or near-term knowledge gap should look inward at their high-potential staff.
By providing the time and financial support to pursue professional training, employers see a quick return on
investment through enhanced performance, confidence, and credibility.

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