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Training needs analysis

Training needs analysis

Updated on:
August 22, 2022


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What is training needs analysis?

The process of defining employee training requirements. A training needs analysis (TNA) is used to determine the appropriate training or development needed to achieve organizational objectives.

TNAs are most commonly conducted as part of human resource development (HRD) initiatives, The HRD function typically conducts TNAs to identify training needs within the organization, develop, and administer training programs, and modify or terminate training to meet organizational objectives.

TNAs are generally conducted in five steps:

  • Characterize between needs and problems
  • Have the cost analysis
  • Select the necessary skills and levels
  • Collect Analysis data
  • Review feedback

Why conducting a training needs analysis is important?

It allows you to identify any gaps that exist in the skills of your employees, it allows you to assess what type of training will be most beneficial for your employees, it allows you to determine the most cost-effective way to deliver the training.

By taking the time to conduct a training needs analysis, you can ensure that your employees are receiving the training they need to be successful in their roles.