Business Training is on the rise! In fact, in South Africa’s competitive and ever-changing business landscape, it is fast becoming a ‘do or die’ decision. A necessity for companies to stay relevant, up to speed and ultimately, to survive. Gone are the days of the once-off training interventions. Today, successful companies know that people are their greatest asset and that investing in an ongoing training strategy, can be the difference between stagnation or innovation, a good company or a great one.

Here are 6 Reasons to Invest in Business Training:

1. Stay Ahead

Don’t get left behind! Industries are constantly changing and evolving, and businesses need to take heed and adapt. Staying at the forefront with Business Training short courses, not only ensures that your company is utilising the latest and greatest systems, skill sets and technologies, but it will keep you compliant with new regulations and perhaps, most importantly, keep you competitive in your market. A no-brainer, really.

2. Increase Productivity

The saying goes, people make the place! And nowhere is this truer than in the corporate world. Business Training short courses can increase expertise, knowledge sharing and collaboration in various subjects and applications, ultimately leading to a more productive and well-rounded workforce. Encouraging your employees, for example, to train in an advanced course in a computer program they use daily— can have an immediate effect on your bottom line. Your yearly profit review will thank you!

3. Happy Staff = Retained Staff

Hello, job satisfaction! When employees can complete their jobs more efficiently and effectively, they become more confident and achieve a greater sense of overall job satisfaction. Furthermore, Business Training allows them to feel challenged and valued, providing employees with a platform to grow and develop in their career trajectory. This all contributes to greater staff retention. So long, hiring and firing…

4. Appealing Company Culture

You don’t need nap pods or communal bicycles to be an attractive company! Offering training and development opportunities create a positive reputation as a company that seeks high-quality staff and genuinely cares about its workforce. Moreover, your clients will benefit too, from the efficient and effective service they receive on a regular basis. A win-win.

5. Groom Future Leaders

Make succession planning a whole lot easier through leadership development programs. If you’ve identified the next rising star of the corporate world, providing them with effective targeted career development short courses, helps to ensure they are thoroughly prepared to move up the ranks when the time comes. This will avoid costly growing pains.

6. Attract the Best to be the Best

Want to entice the best and brightest candidates for your job opening? You’ll have to offer them more than just a good salary and company benefits! Create an attractive image of successful career expansion, at a company that encourages growth and opportunities that will propel their future.

Looking to invest in the anti-stagnation tool that is training? ELMI college offers a range of valuable and relevant Business Training Short Courses in East London. These are great for organisations of all sizes – from small businesses to SMMEs and large corporates. Find out more here: