Is your organization experiencing performance or productivity issues? Perhaps your compliance requirements are not being met. Or maybe your training catalogue has “leaky boat syndrome,” whereby additions are made to plug knowledge holes. However, what you really need to do is stop the water seeping in and give it an overhaul with Training Needs Analysis!
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, your organization could benefit from a Training Needs Analysis (TNA). A Training Needs Analysis is a structured process for identifying gaps in employee training and related training needs, usually performed by experienced learning and development consultants.
The result of a Training Needs Analysis is a plan to ensure your training becomes a targeted, effective activity. You will find out exactly what your employees need to know to achieve your organizational goals, where your current content is missing the mark, and how you can deliver consistent training to keep the skill base of your employees afloat. Here are 4 key steps in the Training Needs Analysis methodology PulseLearning uses to help organizations develop watertight training systems:
1. Develop a workforce profile
2. Verify compliance requirements
3.Source, analyze, and map existing training materials
4. Make recommendations