How to Conduct a Training Needs Assessment

Posted by Rachael Jones on Oct 6, 2021 8:00:00 AM

How to Conduct a Training Needs Assessment

What is a Training Needs Assessment (TNA)?

Today’s workplace is fast-paced and demanding. Not everybody is willing to invest time in conducting a needs assessment; however, the practice is critical for enhancing workplace performance. Many businesses make assumptions of what their training needs are and how to conduct a training needs assessment.

This can have a significant impact on the success of training efforts because actions may address a symptom but not the real problem to be solved.

A workforce TNA is a way to collect information and to analyze the depth and scope of a problem. Assessments of a problem don’t have to belong or be intensive. If the issue is the rollout or change of a system or new job, the TNA can be reasonably quick. If there is evidence of a problem but no defined solution, or previous solutions have not presented satisfactory results, a longer look at other systemic factors may be required.

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Components of a Training Needs Assessment

Posted by Rachael Jones on Sep 22, 2021 9:30:00 AM

Components of a Training Needs Assessment

The Importance of a Training Needs Assessment and Learning Strategy


Change is necessary for organizations to succeed and grow. This requires the right technology, processes, and individuals to ensure opportunities available through change can be maximized. If you do not have time or resources to conduct a training needs assessment, you can still complete your project and release training to your employees, but without a corporate Training Needs Assessment, will the training achieve the objectives you wanted it to?

Training Needs Assessments will help you to make decisions about who needs the most impactful training, what that training should be, and how you can measure your success without spending money, time, and productivity you can’t afford.

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Three Reasons to Conduct a Training Needs Analysis

Posted by Rachael Jones on Jun 23, 2021 9:30:00 AM

Reasons to Conduct a Training Needs Analysis

A training needs assessment is done prior to the development of a training program, once a program has been running for a while, or after a change at an organizational or operational level is undertaken. There are three levels of training needs assessment, and it is important to understand why one should do an assessment and what should be done within that assessment to gain value from taking a step back and looking at the overall goals of the training engagement.

Do you know how much your training is costing you both to deliver and in lost opportunity cost?

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Should I Conduct a Training Needs Assessment?

Posted by Rachael Jones on Jun 9, 2021 9:30:00 AM

Why Should I Conduct a Training Needs Assessment?

Training these days can be challenging for you to deliver to your employees who are working in a hybrid or dispersed way (either because of the circumstances of our global pandemic or because of your business model). If you are going to compete and meet your goals for expansion, growth, or recovery, training will be necessary for your team. In order to determine when and where to start, you need to analyze your current situation and consider what you will be doing in the future. You can do this with a training needs assessment.

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How is a Training Needs Assessment Different in 2021?

Posted by Rachael Jones on May 5, 2021 9:30:00 AM

How To Do a Training Needs Assessment and When Is It Used?

Training needs assessment is conducted in an organization where there are changes seen as significant enough to indicate gaps in performance for individuals (changing roles for example), an area or department (changing process, equipment, or responsibilities), or an organization (merging, acquiring, or divesting). These changes call for more than just communication but do not require an entire change or the development of a whole program. Training needs assessments are also likely necessary when there is a noticeable decline in performance for a group of people or teams without any discernible differences in processes, technologies, or organizational factors.

A good assessment always starts with asking three questions: why you think there is a problem, why are you looking at this now, and what are you expecting to see in terms of performance that you are not seeing. These should be considered before engaging in any formal assessment and should be as objective as possible. It is the objectivity needed that often requires a consultant who will have an outside view of the issues and experience in similar organizations and fields for comparison.

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When Would You Conduct a Training Needs Assessment?

Posted by Rachael Jones on Apr 22, 2020 9:30:00 AM

When Would You Conduct a Training Needs Assessment?

A good training needs assessment saves resources by channeling them to a measured need as against a perceived need. 

Do you often meet managers who say their team needs training?

It helps you focus your efforts to ensure that those with the maximum need get the help they merit. It guarantees that the right resources and training are delivered to the right need using the right delivery format, to the right roles to achieve the right results you need.

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Top Tools to Writing a Training Needs Assessment

Posted by Nisha Amin on Oct 17, 2019 10:31:00 AM

Top Tools to Writing a Training Needs Assessment

How to Gather Your Data and Ask the Right Questions

Why do you need to provide training to employees? Could it be the need to up skill them on a new technology roll out like Salesforce? Perhaps there is a new company-wide compliance training program that the team needs to get up to speed on. Or, are you trying to increase retention with a winning employee boarding program?

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How A Training Needs Assessment Saves Learning Projects

Posted by Nisha Amin on Apr 18, 2019 9:00:00 AM

How Training Needs Assessments Save Learning Projects

 5 Ways to improve your next corporate training project.

It can be very frustrating to see poor training results following the completion of a new corporate learning project.

As a Learning Leader, you may think you have taken all of the right steps to ensure the best training and development event possible.

You had a strong team of Instructional Designers design the program based on your brief. Experienced technical developers created the program that followed. You even hired a team of contract corporate trainers to carry out the training company-wide. So why did it fail?

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Ho Ho Hold the Training!

Posted by Nisha Amin on Nov 19, 2018 2:33:37 PM

HO HO HOLD THE TRAINING!

TIPS FROM YOUR TRAINING COMPANY

With the US Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday just days away, people are starting to get into the holiday spirit.  This can mean an extra pep in their step and tons of treats in the office.  This also means they are less likely to be engaged in new training content, less likely to retain that information and may simply not be in the office to experience the training event at all.

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Top Training Needs Assessment Questions

Posted by Rachael Jones on Jan 18, 2018 8:39:00 AM

Top Training Needs Assessment Questions for your New Learning Program

Tips from your Corporate Training Company

Top companies recognize the importance of employee training in improving productivity and performance, to stay competitive in the marketplace, and even for retaining their best people. Once a training need has been identified, you want to be sure the program is effective in addressing the skill or knowledge gap. The first step in any successful learning and development initiative is a training needs assessment. Learn more about the top training needs assessment questions.

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