The difference between the required skills to effectively accomplish a goal and the existing competency of your workforce is known as a training gap.
To ensure an effective learning and development strategy it is important to adopt a systematic approach towards determining any training need. This method of assessing the skill gaps of your employees in alignment with your business needs is known as Training Needs Analysis (TNA).
Why analyze training needs?
Training needs analysis is critical for all learning and development initiatives. The reasons are as follows:
» to establish desired results
» to connect desired results with the behavior of your employee
» to identify trainable and critical competencies
» to evaluate competencies and recognize performance gaps
» to prioritize learning and development needs
» to determine the relevant training methodology
» to conduct a cost-benefit analysis
» to plan for training evaluation
A skill gap assessment may vary from one incumbent to another. We at Crossmind will work with you using various methods of needs analysis to help you determine the appropriate training initiative.
Here is a list of competencies that you might seek in your employees or wish to inculcate in them. A combination, of these skills, is an absolute necessity if you expect your employees to grow as independent thinkers, change and conflict managers and team builders.
Adaptability skills | Orientation of actions | Analytical skills | Coaching/Employee development | Business knowledge/acumen | Communication skills | Negotiation skills | Customer focus | Fiscal management | Decision making skills | Innovative skills | Comprehending global perspective | Leadership skills | Interpersonal skills | Risk management | Establishing goals & objectives | Planning | Persuasion and influence | Project management | Problem solving skills | Self-management skills | Technology know-how/up skilling | Teamwork |
“Development is NOT an event. It’s a continuous, lifelong process, necessary for the health of both the organization and individual.”