Monday, June 13, 2016

Training Needs Analysis - Part 1 of 2

Needs Analysis is an essential process in every organization, large or small.  A properly performed analysis will ensure that team members receive the most relevant training and will deliver an immediate positive impact on your organization.

The Formalized Approach
  • Training is directly linked to human resource needs
  • Systematic developmental training linked to performance appraisals
  • Knowledge-based courses broadened to skill-based courses
  • Line-manager involvement in the development of the course content
  • Range of skills required increases
  • Pre- and post-course activities increase
  • Training is linked to individual needs
Benefits include:
  • Training and continuous development will be perceived as essential for organizational survival and an integral part of organizational strategy
  • Training becomes a source of competitive advantage
  • On-the-job development
  • Self-selection for specialized training courses
  • New forms of training delivery explored, such as e-learning
  • Measurement of learning becomes critical to the organization
Until next time...

Sheryl Tuchman, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

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