Staff Development

Training Needs Analysis

Successful business owners know that it is essential to have the right people in the right positions…

As your business grows and develops you may find that staff roles change and more is expected of them. An effective programme of training and development will not only ensure that your staff can perform the tasks required effectively but will make them feel valued and appreciated.

Before planning a programme of training and development it is usual to carry out a Training Needs Analysis (TNA). Put simply, a TNA will identify gaps in knowledge or experience for the purpose of improving employee job performance. A TNA will also match training needs to specific roles to ensure that appropriate training is delivered where it is needed most.

Of course, it is perfectly acceptable to carry out your own Training Needs Analysis. However many companies feel that an objective analysis from a third party consultant is preferable. For a TNA to be effective it is essential for your staff to be honest about where they feel they need help, support or training. Staff are sometimes reluctant to acknowledge gaps in their skills to their employer for obvious reasons.

To find out more about Training Needs Analysis or how RFHR can assist you, get in touch.