The labor costs associated with training are, by far, the single biggest cost factor relating to that activity. Labor costs, in most instances, exceed all the money you may have invested in vendor courseware and/or instructors — combined!

And yet, there is an effective and easy way to minimize those labor costs and, at the same time, dramatically improve your training initiatives.

The shortcomings of traditional methods to keep up with rapid change, as well as the demands of the global marketplace, require a more targeted approach to training. The need for a proven approach to upgrade skills within budget and just in time to achieve business success is the major challenge facing organizations today. The need to use a targeted approach to provide the right training — to the right learner — at the right time — in the right modality — is the challenge.

An On-line Skills Assessment Test can optimize human performance as a key asset — by aligning business strategy with human performance in order to achieve business goals & priorities. Assessing and assigning the right type of instruction, using an Online Assessment System in order to assess facilities training needs, and to assign the right type of instruction to a specific task is the ultimate challenge.

An On-Line Skills Assessment determines skill gap areas needed to substantiate worker qualification on the job. It determines the skill areas required to improve or enhance on-the-job performance. And, it identifies areas for skill development that will prepare for the worker’s future career track.

For a business unit or production department it can determine the skills required by a group or team assigned to achieving the organization’s business goals and priorities.

An On-Line Skills Assessment can determine how to change the culture and business processes within an organization. It can demonstrate the knowledge and skills already present in an organization and can adjust the workforce behaviors and performance necessary to accommodate business change.

On-Line Skills Assessment Tests can: identify skill gaps, define the required skills, assess an organization’s training needs, and assign the right type of instruction to a specific task by skill level. In sum, it can eliminate the costly training regimen of an “every worker takes every course” approach. And, that means saving big bucks!

It’s where you should begin. Every organization should start here — before they move forward with any new substantive training initiative.

More on Thursday – – –

— Bill Walton, Founder, ITC Learning
www.itclearning.com/blog/ (Tuesdays & Thursdays)
e-Mail: bwalton@itclearning.com