First ODILO Corporate Training Observatory: Finance, economics, and business management, Spanish workers’ core subjects

  • Soft skills are gaining ground in corporate training; they now rank alongside psychology and personal development as the subject to which employees dedicate the highest number of hours.
  • Workers prefer the eBook format most, followed by the audiobook, which has grown in popularity in recent years.
  • Upskilling involves strengthening a professional’s training in new skills and competencies that allow them to grow in their current role, improving their productivity in the position itself, or facilitating internal promotion within the company.

Madrid, June 26, 2023 – 54% of Spaniards are considering changing jobs this year, motivated by greater financial stability and professional roles with higher salaries, according to a study conducted by LinkedIn. In order to reduce the high turnover rates in teams, companies are increasingly offering training plans as part of employer-centric strategies. Thanks to continuous training, corporations achieve higher levels of motivation, productivity and loyalty ratios, resulting in direct benefits for both employees and employers. 

Specifically, finance, economics and business management are the subjects in which Spanish professionals are most trained, as shown by the ‘I Observatorio de Formación Corporativa de ODILO‘, the Spanish EdTech that allows any organization to create its own Unlimited Learning Ecosystem.

The study also shows that the development of personal skills is gaining popularity among employees. Soft skills, which include communication, creativity, adaptability, flexibility, and time management, are the second most studied subjects by Spanish workers. In this area, subjects focused on psychology or personal development also enjoy more interest. In third position are leisure-oriented resources such as novels or narrative fiction. 

The employment paradigm has shifted in the wake of the pandemic. Professionals are demanding better working conditions that go beyond just their salary, so wellness and professional development plans have gained popularity. Upskilling involves reinforcing a professional’s training in new skills and competencies that allow him or her to grow in his or her current role, improving productivity in the position itself or facilitating internal promotion within the company. Spaniards are aware of the importance of keeping up to date in a highly competitive labor market, so they are committed to continuously enhancing their professional skills. 

Corporate Training through Multi-Format Content

Companies are finding in digital environments and their multi-format content ways to enhance their L&D strategies. Training their employees, taking into account their individual training needs through unlimited learning, becomes a powerful tool to strengthen links with their work and, of course, with the company. 

According to the ‘I Observatorio de Formación Corporativa de ODILO’, half of Spanish workers (51%) use eBooks for training, while a third prefer audiobooks. They are followed, in terms of preference, by courses (9%), videos (3%), or podcasts with 2%. 

Unlimited Learning for Employees

ODILO allows any organization to create Unlimited Learning Ecosystems and use millions of resources to design learning paths that align with their corporate objectives. Furthermore, these ecosystems are customized according to users’ skills and interests, making learning and skills enhancement more efficient.  

Because ODILO has partnered with 6,300 content providers to offer the world’s largest catalog of multi-format educational resources, organizations now have the ability to integrate different content formats into learning paths and create complete learning experiences on any topic. With more than 4 million resources available, they can use licensed content with full security guarantees, and also include their own corporate content to design learning and training paths. 

A key challenge facing enterprises is the need for more complete data. With ODILO BI, however, this problem is eliminated by providing a business intelligence tool that can generate reports on all activities within the ecosystems, allowing to quantify and understand how users learn and provide the best resources to maximize the potential of their learning journey. In addition, the company has the expertise of industry professionals who provide advisory services to align with organizational goals, maximize engagement rates and achieve learning outcome expectations. 

In terms of access, employees can consume content from any of their devices, enjoying a unified experience in any of its formats, 100% offline. Additionally, ODILO allows organizations to provide the employee’s family members with the benefits of unlimited learning.


ODILO is a B2B2C company, which has created a new category in the education market: Unlimited Learning Ecosystems. In this way, the firm allows any organization to create its own fully customized learning ecosystems, and offer its users unlimited access to the world’s largest catalog of educational content and create all kinds of learning experiences without restrictions. In addition, through the use of Artificial Intelligence, ODILO enables the creation of unique learning paths and experiences for both organizations and users, as well as its unique Business Intelligence system that is capable of measuring all possible forms of learning, and also offers the advisory service of industry experts.

More than 8,500 organizations in 52 countries – including governments in Europe, North America, Latin America, Southeast Asia, Australia and Africa; academic leaders such as Peking University and top companies such as Vodafone, Nestlé and Banco Santander – have already created Unlimited Learning Ecosystems from the more than 4 million resources available on the platform. In total, ODILO is part of the learning experiences of more than 170 million users worldwide.

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