Needs Analysis (Training and Development)

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If you had conduct needs assessment for a new job at a new plant, describe the method you would use.

Simply hiring and placing employees in jobs does not ensure their success. A new joinee needs to be trained fr his job role . I would conduct the needs assessment for the new job at the new plant , using the following processes :

Training needs analysis process is a series of activities conducted to identify problems or other issues in the workplace, and to determine whether training is an appropriate response.

The needs analysis is usually the first step taken to cause a change. This is mainly because a needs analysis specifically defines the gap between the current and the desired individual and organizational performances.

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You can ask or clarification of comments and for examples of what they mean. In this way, you obtain a full understanding of their performance deficiencies.

You also gain these benefits through interviewing :
1. You build credibility with your interviewees by asking intelligent questions and
Listening well to their answers
2. You obtain employees’ personal involvement and commitment to your efforts
3. You establish personal relationships with potential trainees who are important to your success as a needs analyst and trainer

3. Questionnaires
A questionnaire is a sort of interview on paper. You create your own questionnaire by writing down all the questions you want employees to answer for you. Then you mail it to them and await their responses.

The key advantage of a questionnaire is that you can include every person from whom
You want input. Employees can complete the questionnaire when and where they choose. You need not travel and spend time with all respondents. Every employee is asked the identical questions, and consequently data is very easy to compile and analyze.

Questionnaires can be useful in obtaining a ‘ big picture ’ of what a large number of employees think while allowing everyone to feel that they have had an opportunity to participate in the needs analysis

4. Job Descriptions
Before establishing a job description, a job analysis must be made. This job analysis involves


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