What is the purpose of conducting a training needs analysis?

A comprehensive training program begins with identifying the training needs of the employees.

Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments.  Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.

  1. What is the purpose of conducting a training needs analysis?
  2. Describe the process of a training needs analysis.
  3. Use examples, either from your personal experience or from research, of the types of training needs analyses that organizations use to define training options.
  4. How do organizations use the process to determine the best approach to designing training?