Today’s corporate world is filled with cut-throat competition. And if the companies hesitate or flinch a little bit in doinganything they must do to stay ahead of the competition, they would surely have to pay heavily for it. In order to race past the competition and stay number one for a business, employees who interact with the customers have to be the best in the business.
Training is an excellent way to keep all the employees equipped well to provide unique and excellent value based services to the customers that can help the company expand their customer base. But even before conducting thetraining, the company must know if at all the employees need training and if so, what type of training they would need. This is where the training need analysis plays a big role.
Why Training Need Analysis, is it Worth Doing?
Influencing people to bring in a desired change is the ultimate aim of any training provided. Matching the training with the needs of people and business is really important. Understanding the need –why, who and what—is an important factor that can decide the outcome of the training given to the employees.
Since training involves considerable amount of investment, in terms of money and other resources such as time and effort, it is indeed a serious affair that business has to be very careful about. A mistimed or ill-planned training can kill the morale and esteem level of the employees in the business and hence training need analysis is a must for any business.
How to do Training Analysis?
While this can change from business to business and individual to individual, some of the basic principles remain the same. Take a look at the below ones.
- GAP Analysis: If the business thinks there is a need for training. GAP analysis has to be the first step. Conduct a study and see if there is a significant difference in the expectation and actual performance.
- Training Priorities: Set priorities based on the effect of each activity would have on the final outcome of the product or services. Setting wrong priorities can land business in real trouble and the entire meaning of training the employees would be futile.
- Identify Solutions: This is very important from the perspective of the business. The training must address a fundamental problem and it should be able to equip or educate the employees to solve the same. In a nutshell, training must be the medium to bring in the desired change in the business. The training must act as a catalyst that can accelerate the change.
Once all these factors and measured and calculated objectively, then the business has to calculate the benefit before and after the training. If there are considerable changes that can help the business do a lot better, then the business can go on with training and schedule the same.If the training cannot make things better then the training need analysis would have gone wrong and the business has to do it all over again.
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