Defining Needs Assessment

Training is a fundamental component to any organization. Organizations spend thousands of dollars each year to train and develop employees. Many of the programs do not produce the desired result of increased productivity.Using the Argosy University online library resources, research factors to determine how needs assessments benefit organizations.Write a 6-8 page paper addressing the following items:Define needs assessmentDetermine the cost-effectiveness of companies conducting need assessmentsIdentify steps companies can employ to modify ineffective training programs that are not cost effectiveDiscuss the role that technology, computer based training, webinars, etc, play in determining the cost effectiveness of training programs.Explain the steps or guidelines which can be utilized to help guide the successful implementation of a  training programMinimum of three (3) peer-reviewed, scholarly sources, within the last ten (10) years, not including the text material.Assignment 2 Grading CriteriaMaximum PointsDefined needs assessment.15Determined cost-effectiveness of companies conducting needs-assessments.20Identified modifications to eliminate ineffective training programs.15Discussed various technologies and compared their cost-effectiveness to traditional training programs.20Identified steps and guidelines for effective implementation.20Writing Craftsmanship, APA and Ethical Scholarship.10Total:100