Do You Know How to Build a Better Training Assessment?
We get asked by many learning and talent leaders about how to build a better training assessment so that they can ensure that they teach the right people, the right skills, in the right way.
Why Training Needs Assessments Matter
Getting training assessments right is an important topic because too many training assessments are statistically invalid, decrease trust, have low business and performance relevance, and just plain waste time. We believe that the fundamental purpose of a training assessment should be to answer two fundamental questions:
The Top Eight Drivers for an Effective Training Needs Assessment
Based upon over 800 training assessment and measurement projects over the last 25+ years, we have identified the top eight drivers for an effective training needs assessment. Done right, any training needs assessment should:
What Skills Matter Most?
We also know that not all skills and knowledge are created equal. Some matter more than others for your unique strategy, culture, and marketplace. In addition to customizing training assessments to their unique environment, smart learning leaders look for more than “opinions” to guide learning and development strategies by comparing specific skills to actual on-the-job performance.
Some Field-Tested Practicalities for a Better Training Assessment
And from a purely practical point of view, we believe that training needs assessments should be:
The Bottom Line
Done right, training assessments should create agreement regarding what specifically is holding back behavior change and performance improvement while providing clarity about where to focus learning, development, and coaching interventions.
To learn more about better training needs assessments, download How to Raise the Bar with Better Training Assessments
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