Training Need Analysis: Read Your Way into A Future-Ready Workforce

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What is Training Need Analysis?

Training need analysis, also known as training need assessment, is a strategic process to assess and bridge the training needs or the skill gaps of your workforce. Training need analysis attempts to understand the difference between the current and desired level of skills to design the most effective training programs that bridge the gap, meet business objectives, provide tangible returns, and make your employees future ready.

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Talent Assessment Practices 2020-21 Report

Around 80% of companies want to strengthen their in-house talent development initiatives, prioritizing it over external hiring, which makes training need analysis indispensable to their future strategy.



The competitive and volatile work environment of today makes training and upskilling an ongoing necessity for a future-proof workforce. However, designing effective training programs requires a deep understanding of your organizational goals, the skill levels of current employees, and the desired skills to thrive in the digital workspace. To ensure your employees thrive, and not just survive, in the future of work, training need analysis is what you need to be researching about.

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Identifying Training Needs: The Process- A comprehensive six-steps process for a future-proof workforce: a) Define Business Objectives, b) Define Competencies to Achieve the Objectives, c) Understand Current Skill Level, d) Identify Who & How to Train, e) Design & Execute Training Interventions, f) Measure Training Effectiveness

Importance of Training Need Analysis- From identifying skill gaps in your organization to better talent management, here are the benefits of conducting training need analysis: a) Workforce Planning, b) Future-readiness, c) Effective Training Programs, d) Enhanced ROI, f) Competitive Advantage



Training need analysis serves as the blueprint of a bridge that connects your organization’s present to its future, specifying every skill, the brick and bolts, that will go into its making. Training need analysis is one of the most extensive strategies in the HR toolkit that can take your organization from ‘what it is’ to ‘what it should be,’ ensuring that the findings contribute to designing a fail-proof training program that is customized to the present and future needs of your organization.

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