MADISON, Wis. (10/7/09)--A training-needs analysis can help credit unions in times of budget tightening to determine which types of training is most needed, according to a new CUNA HR/TD Council white paper, “Conducting a Training Needs Analysis for Your Credit Union.” The paper includes three case studies that show how credit unions have used training needs analyses (TNAs) successfully. The training leaders note in the paper that both formal and informal processes can do more than identify topics for training classes at credit unions. A TNA also should:
* Advance progress toward the credit union’s strategic goals; * Refine training tactics; * Improve communication; * Offer opportunities for personal development; and * Enhance workplace performance.
The paper also discusses formal and informal approaches as it explores credit unions’ options for learning more about employees’ training needs. For more information about the paper or the Human Resources/Training Development Council, use the link.