HRM 326 Week 1  Needs Assessment HRM 326 Before training is determined or designed, a training needs analysis should be considered to develop a root cause and systemic understanding of the training elements such as what needs to be trained, who needs to be trained, where is the training location, and how the training will be measured. Unless a needs assessment is adequately performed it may be difficult to rationally justify providing training.  A needs assessment will enable management to determine if training is the best solution for the performance problem or development need. A needs assessment can be a critical tool for any training department. The learner and the organizational needs will be considered during this process.  The objectives will be relevant and the outcomes measurable. Use the Needs Assessment Template to create a needs assessment for the company. Cite any sources according to APA formatting guidelines. Click on the Assignment Files tab to submit your assessment   Complete the following in a total of 1,050-to 1,400 words. 1. What is your training problem statement or objective? 2. What skills and knowledge are required to perform the work? 3. What are the measures of successful performance of the work? 4. Are people performing at the levels required? 5. Is there under-performance for specific groups of employees? 6. What are the causes of under-performance? 7. What training will help bridge the gap between the standards of performance needed and the actual performance? 8. Is there specific training that is needed in the training triad categories below? a. Technical training b. Business skills training c. Human skills training 9. What is the expected return on the investment (ROI)? 10. What does success look like? 11. Do you have a budget for the training development/course? 12. Any other relevant information?

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