Results of the Needs Assessment

Assuming that the needs assessment identifies more than one training need, the training or HR manager, combined with the management should prioritize the training based on the importance and urgency of the need (timeliness), the extent of the need (how many employees need to be trained) and the resources available.

Based on this information, the training manager can develop the instructional objectives for the training and development program.

All three levels of the needs analysis are interrelated and the data collected from each level is critical to a thorough and effective needs assessment.