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Training & Development

Training & Development

Training and development initiatives are educational activities within an organization that are designed to improve the job performance of an individual or group. These programs typically involve advancing an employee’s knowledge and skill sets and instilling greater motivation to enhance job performance.

These efforts are roughly divided into two types of programs:

Employee Training and Development
A strategic tool for improving business outcomes by implementing internal educational programs that advance employee growth and retention.

Management Training and Development

The practice of growing employees into managers and managers into effective leaders by the ongoing enhancement of certain knowledge, skills and abilities.

Benefits of employee training and development programs include:

  1. Increased productivity: When employees stay current with new procedures and technologies, they can increase their overall output.
  2. Reduced micromanagement: If employees feel empowered to perform a task, they typically require less oversight and work more independently.
  3. Train future leaders: Organizations must have a solid pipeline of well-trained and innovative potential leaders to grow and adapt over time.
  4. Increased job satisfaction and retention: Well-trained employees gain confidence in their abilities, leading to greater job satisfaction, a reduction in absenteeism and overall employee retention.
  5. Attract highly skilled employees: Top recruits are attracted to firms with an identifiable career path based on consistent training and development.
  6. Increased consistency: Well-organized training ensures tasks are performed uniformly, resulting in tight quality control that end users can trust.
  7. Increased camaraderie: Training and development helps create a sense of teamwork and collaboration.
  8. Bolstered safety: Continuous training and development helps ensure employees have the knowledge and skills to perform a task safely.
  9. Ability to cross-train: Providing consistent training creates a knowledgeable team overall where employees can help train or assist each other as needed.
  10. Added innovation: Consistently trained employees can help develop new strategies and products, contributing to the company’s bottom line and continued success.


HR Support specialises in developing and presenting tailor made training programs which meet the specific needs of our clients.

At HR Support, we have various training programs for managers, supervisors and operational employees, which include amongst others the following:

  1. Employee assessments in order to ascertain individual development needs
    Assessment tools: DISC, Behavioural assessments and 360 assessments (View assessment information)
  2. Manager vis a vis Leader – Changing mindsets (View course outline.)
  3. Leadership/management skills development (View course outline.)
  4. Supervisory skills development (View modules.)
  5. Employee development programme (View modules.)
  6. Performance management (View course outline.)
  7. Develop and implement employee performance tracking tool (View example.)
  8. Discipline in the workplace (View course outline)
  9. Employment Equity committee training (View course outline.)
  10. Literacy & numeracy (View course outline.)
  11. Recruitment & selection (View course outline.)

Impact on employees with and without training & development interventions