In recent years, online training has surged in popularity as an attractive option for employers to send their employees for professional development. The prevailing technology makes online training more accessible and more productive, and therefore it is now a preferred option compared to training carried out in a traditional classroom setting.

The following are some of the many benefits of online training for both the employers and employees.

Benefits of online training for Employers

It minimises any disruption to the employee’s working time. There is no need for the employee to be away from the office to attend a course. The employee can access the course via the internet from anywhere as long as there is a computer and an internet connection.

It allows for easy postponement due to heavy workload. If an employee is in the midst of a busy work season, the training can be postponed to the subsequent days or weeks as long as the access to the online course has not expired.

It is cost effective for employers. There is no need for the employer to pay for the employee’s travel expenses or meal allowances on the training date(s). It also allows an employer to avoid situations when they are liable to pay their employees the usual salary on the days of the training.

It eliminates the waiting time due to a course schedule by providing the necessary training in the quickest possible time. There is also no need to worry about the course getting postponed or cancelled due to low enrolment.

Benefits of online training for Employees

It is effective as it allows employees to retain information for a longer period of time, and to learn at their own pace. The opportunity to “playback” and review any part of the content is crucial given that the ability to grasp knowledge varies between individuals.

It eliminates the distractions faced in a traditional classroom environment that can affect concentration. For example, the training room may be too cold, with uncomfortable seats, or noisy course mates, etc.

It delivers the same content to everyone enrolled in the course. It does not have a “bad day in the office” like some trainers. Hence everyone will come away with the same quality of knowledge.

If there is one disadvantage when it comes to online training, it is the lack of human interaction and the inability to ask questions and clear doubts on the spot. Although we are aware of this, we are of the opinion that the advantages of online training far outweigh the mentioned disadvantage. We would like to assure you that we design our courses with careful thought, and we do our best to ensure that all relevant information is comprehensively covered as well as explained and presented in such a way that makes it easier for the participant to understand its practical value and application.