Think that you might have a training need but you're not sure where to begin? Conducting a training needs analysis is a great place to start. The University of Wisconsin Colleges uses this process to ensure that training solutions are customized and designed to fit your needs.
- Training needs analysis focuses on what business issue a client is trying to resolve and then determines if training is the answer.
- This process can include an organization wide inventory of employee skill sets followed by an analysis of the organizations needs. Training opportunities are the result of the gap analysis between the two.
- A needs analysis can also lead to the conclusion that the solution to a business issue is not an immediate need for training but rather a gap in a system or process.