Importance of Training and Development

We strongly believe that to remain competitive in a global economy, Botswana businesses must have a skilled workforce that is able to adapt to change and be a globally acceptable workforce. With a great need to enhance workplace skills, many businesses are seeing the need in training and equipping their personnel.

Significant benefits of Effective Training:

Operational effectiveness and efficiency - through good communication and teamwork skills, employees are better able to work across job functions, to apply information, and to think critically and act logically. Trained employees are better able to adapt to change—a must in today’s economy.

Increased job satisfaction - A recent study of employee loyalty found that two areas that drive loyalty are the businesses’ focus on employees, and training and development opportunities. Engaged, motivated employees are more likely to stay in their jobs, and reduction in employee turnover boosts business results.

Reduction in supervision - As a result of effective training, employees gain the necessary skills and knowledge and will become more confident. They will become self reliant and require only little guidance as they perform their tasks. The supervisor can depend on the employee’s decision to give quality output. This relieves supervisors the burden of constantly having to give directives on what should be done.

More attractive workplace - the national unemployment rate is relatively high, making recruiting qualified talent a challenge. Employees want a place to work where they can hone their skills and better their lives and the best employees are more attracted to organizations that offer such programs.

Transfer of Skills - by 2016 and beyond, with the nation’s localization drive, businesses must utilize job audits and other collection methods to document the tacit knowledge of scarce skilled employees who have been with the organization for years, and they must train the understudies’ to upgrade their skills.

Better managers - A reliable survey found that while 92 percent of managers consider themselves to be an excellent or good boss, only 67 percent of employees rate their managers favourably. Good employees are usually promoted because they show an aptitude for management, but they must be trained on effective coaching, communication, discipline, and performance-management skills. Our Training interventions help managers to excel at being effective and inspiring leaders to the team and strong pillars of the organization.