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Needs Assessment Basics by Deborah Tobey

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What About Performance Consulting?

Two much-used terms in the HRD field these days are “performance consulting” and “human performance improvement (HPI)”. If you have done any reading about these subjects, you may have said to yourself more than once as you have read this book: “How is this needs assessment process different from this performance consulting or this HPI that I have heard so much about? They seem similar.” You would be right.

Here’s why: Traditionally, training needs assessment has focused solely on identifying the needs relevant to a planned training intervention. That has meant focusing only on data collection and analysis relevant to the content or the method of the training, that is, identifying and quantifying skills to be ...

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