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Importance of Training

The business is basically at a standstill if the employees do not work, so therefore it is of utmost importance to take care of your employees. By investing in your employees’ career advancement, you make them feel valued and part of the business family, and not just another nut or bolt in the entire scheme of things.

The thing that worries most employers is the fact that they put time and money into an employee to better themselves, and once improvement is given those very own employees seek better employment opportunities elsewhere.


There are many ways to retain employees, the most important thing is it to make them feel part of the family and that they are valued not just as an employee but as a person. Loyalty comes into play, make your employee loyal towards you and the business so that employees can be retained and no company secrets are leaked to the opposition.

These are some of the benefits of training your staff, training has a long term benefit such as, if your employees are continually being improved so shall their competence level.

Training your staff is good for your business and good for your workforce.

Good for your business

Training can improve business performance, profit and staff spirits.  Advantages to your business include:

  • You choose what new skills your workforce acquires, targeting skills to meet the needs of your business for now and in the future
  • Through Skills in the Workplace, you may be able to get government funding to help meet between 50% and 90% of training costs
  • Training your staff can result in better customer service
  • You demonstrate to your workforce that you value them enough to invest in them, improving loyalty and staff retention. In turn, retention is a saving to you.


 Good for your workers

Training has many benefits for your staff 

  • They obtain new skills, increasing their contribution to the business and building their self-esteem
  • The training they do can take them into other positions within the organisation – positions with better prospects and/or better pay
  • They’re up skilled to do new and different tasks, which keeps them motivated and fresh

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Blog Post by Tammy Daniels

SEDI Software and Training Specialists (Pty)Ltd