As with any needs assessment, a systematic process for determining and addressing needs or “gaps” between current conditions and desired conditions or “wants” is the basis to identify learning areas and growth potential. The discrepancy between the current condition and wanted condition, when measured, appropriately identifies the need – either to improve current performance or to correct a deficiency.
Alpha Training Needs Assessment System (TNAS) is a web-based tool designed to allow organizations, department groups and individuals to assess their knowledge and skills and identifying what training is required and what specific areas they need training in. TNAS can address particular skill areas and can be customised to focus on specific user groups and topics, thus growing your organizational capabilities and helping you compete more effectively.
TNAS provides a realistic basis upon which to plan, program, budget, direct and evaluate a viable training program. It is efficient and easy way to assist HR professionals in the needed assessment. It helps users target their training to improve performance, empower individuals in the organization to own their development activities, catch up to the needs of job roles and build new process expertise faster.
How TNAS Works
Alpha Training Needs Assessment System (TNAS) is based on the following four dimensions of training needs assessment:
- Type of competencies
- Proficiency level
- Importance Level
- Performance level
TNAS can be used in three levels of training needs assessment:
- Organizational assessment.
- Occupational assessment
- Individual assessment.
Various Types of Assessments
The TNAS system is used in support of individuals or training managers who are looking to ensure training budgets are spent on appropriate training programmes. Five types of assessments can be performed:
- Self Assessment
- Superior Assessment
- Self Assessment and Superior Assessment
- 360 degree Assessment
- Impact Assessment
The assessment may be supervised or unsupervised.
Flexibility and Scalability
The TNAS system can be used by individuals or groups with or without your superior assessment. The system can also be customised as you can define your own required skills or training areas as the basis for the assessment.
Learn more about Alpha’s TNAS system. Download the brochure here.
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