Needs assessments put training department budget on course

How to get the most from a training assessment
By Jayne Jackson
|CHRR, Guide to Training & Development|Last Updated: 12/10/2003

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any training practitioners are probably looking at budgets for 2004 at the moment or have just been given a budget and told to meet it for the coming year. That means they’re looking for ways to match training needs with affordable, quality development options that will meet those needs, all amidst a backdrop of ensuring money is invested strategically to meet business goals, changes in structure or technology and gaps in employee skills and knowledge.

It’s also important for the dollars to be distributed effectively and equitably across the business so all employees have an opportunity to grow and develop — rather than just pouring all the resources into the technology team or a particular unit.