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5-Step Training Needs Analysis Process

Posted by Beth Brashear on 9/24/18 8:00 AM

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Recently, I went through a fast food drive thru with my family and received extremely poor customer service. I decided to contact the franchise owner to share our experience and was surprised when he shared that he’d send the employee through training. Yes, training! I don’t know why I was shocked since training is usually the “knee jerk” reaction when an employee’s performance is poor. To me, it was very clear that training was not the solution. Why is training the initial reaction? Why is there a belief that training can fix everything? Training is not always the solution.

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Tags: needs analysis, instructional design

How to Make Training Magazine’s Top 125 List

Posted by Steve Flanagan on 7/2/18 8:00 AM

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Every year Training Magazine publishes a list of organizations whose training departments are deemed to be most effective and most efficient. To be on this top 125 list, training departments must meet a lengthy list of criteria. The criteria range from infrastructure, needs analysis, and metrics to delivery standards, finance, and overall training strategy.

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Tags: instructional techniques, evaluation, managing training, web-based training, needs analysis

5 Steps for Tackling Training Requests

Posted by Langevin Team on 7/17/17 8:00 AM

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If you work in a training department, then you’re familiar with urgent requests from management stating their department has a deficiency "only training can solve." This type of request usually ends with "NOW!"  So, how can you slow down the process long enough to ask them, “Why Training?” and “Why now?” 

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Tags: needs analysis, instructional design

Relevance in Training is Key!

Posted by Linda Carole Pierce on 9/26/16 8:00 AM

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I recently had an experience that made me think about the power that relevance plays in the instructional design and delivery of training programs, especially when the conditions are not optimal. As trainers, it’s not uncommon to work in conditions that are less than ideal. I’m sure we’ve all experienced rooms that are too hot, too cold, too small, and/or resources that are minimal or maybe even non-existent. I recently had one of these experiences, and what struck me the most was the participant’s reaction.

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Tags: needs analysis

4 Essential Steps to Conducting a Successful Training Needs Analysis

Posted by Beth Brashear on 9/5/16 8:00 AM

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"When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” We have all heard this saying before but what if lemonade wasn’t the solution? What if you were hungry rather than thirsty and you just used up all your lemons making lemonade? When a problem is presented, our natural instinct is to try to find a solution versus taking a moment to truly understand the problem. As Albert Einstein once said, “If I had an hour to solve a problem, I would spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and 5 minutes thinking about solutions.”

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Tags: needs analysis

How to Improve Job Performance Using Incentives

Posted by Jeff Welch on 6/6/16 8:00 AM

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As a training professional, it’s very possible you’ll be approached by a manager or supervisor within your organization to discuss employee job performance. This discussion will likely happen when that manager is looking for ways in which to improve the job performance of a poorly performing direct report or team member. Don’t be surprised if that manager views training as the first and only option to fix the many possible issues related to unsatisfactory job performance. 
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Tags: needs analysis, job performance

How to Help Learners Become Proficient after Training

Posted by Langevin Team on 2/29/16 3:00 AM

One of the topics that pops up during many Langevin course overviews is what training “is,” and what training “is not.”

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Tags: needs analysis, job performance

6 Reasons to Love a Training Needs Analysis

Posted by Paul Sitter on 11/24/14 3:00 AM

A training needs analysis (TNA) is an often misunderstood and underused tool of a training department.

 

Of course, you don’t always have to conduct a TNA. If something is brand new, mission critical and non-intuitive, the need for training is obvious. Additionally, if training is mandated by law or executive direction, the decision making has been done.

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Tags: needs analysis, job performance, instructional design

How to Calculate the Potential to Improve Performance

Posted by Marsha Weisleder on 9/15/14 4:00 AM

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To train or not to train…that’s the question. Every year, we spend billions of dollars on training in corporate North America, with no change in performance back on the job. So why are we training people? Sometimes management asks for it. Or maybe it’s the new flavor of the month and everyone is doing it. Or possibly we have to spend our budget dollars or we’ll lose them next year. Although we hate to admit it, I’m sure we’ve all been guilty of conducting training for some of these WRONG reasons.

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Tags: needs analysis, job performance

Training Needs Analysis: To Train or Not To Train?

Posted by Langevin Team on 8/18/14 4:22 AM

That is the question. The answer may surprise you. There seems to be a popular perception that training is the corporate band-aid. No matter what's wrong, training can fix it. However, the reality is that more often than not, it's not a training issue. I'd like to ask three questions to provide some perspective on whether it is necessary to conduct a training needs analysis (TNA).

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Tags: needs analysis

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