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Training Needs Analysis

Today's work environment requires employees to be skilled in performing complex tasks in an efficient, cost-effective and safe manner.

Training Needs Analysis (TNA) is the first stage in the training process. Training can be described as the acquisition of skills, concepts or attitudes that result in improved performance within the job environment. It is counter-productive to offer training to individuals who do not need it or to offer the wrong kind of training. A training needs analysis helps to put the training resources to good use.

Training may be required when employees are not performing up to a certain standard or at an expected level of performance. The difference between the actual level of job performance and the expected level of job performance indicates a need for training. This need can be identified by looking at individual members of staff and identifying the skills, knowledge, and attitudes required by them to carry out their tasks. It may also be necessary to look at organisational changes, eg: new legislation or new technology. Training needs analysis identifies the list of skills or knowledge your employees need in order to achieve organizational goals.

Our services include:

  • Obtain needs assessment data (e.g. review job descriptions, conduct surveys)
  • Analyse data
  • Define performance problems/issues: occupational group/individuals
  • Describe critical behaviours needed to affect problems/issues
  • Determine and clarify why critical behaviours do not currently exist
  • Research integrated performance solutions
  • If training is the best solution, determine best training and development approach(es)
  • Assess cost/benefit of training and development approach(es); build a "business case"
  • Include organizational drivers needed to reinforce the critical behaviours that will affect problems/issues
  • Describe how the critical behaviours will be monitored and assessed after implementation of the improvement plan

Free Initial Consultation

The need for HR today is greater than ever. Research shows that due to the tremendous need to reskill employees and transform organisations HR solves some of the most pressing dilemmas in business today.

Contact us for a free initial consultation.