Overview

A Practical Guide to Needs Assessment examines the role of needs assessment in framing people-related problems and performance improvement opportunities. Co-published with ASTD, the third edition of this book features the latest research findings in the field and updated information on technology-enhanced needs assessments. It addresses knowledge and skills assessment, job and task analysis, competency-based needs assessment, strategic needs assessment, and techniques for managing needs assessments. HR ...
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A Practical Guide to Needs Assessment

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Overview

A Practical Guide to Needs Assessment examines the role of needs assessment in framing people-related problems and performance improvement opportunities. Co-published with ASTD, the third edition of this book features the latest research findings in the field and updated information on technology-enhanced needs assessments. It addresses knowledge and skills assessment, job and task analysis, competency-based needs assessment, strategic needs assessment, and techniques for managing needs assessments. HR professionals, practitioners, and students will find this comprehensive guide essential to increasing efficiency and enhancing decision-making about needs assessment.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118458112
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/21/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 712,457
  • File size: 17 MB
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Meet the Author

Catherine (Cathy) M. Sleezer works with Employee Training and Performance Improvement Specialists to provide consulting services on human resources for private, public, and government sector organizations.

Darlene F. Russ-Eft is professor of adult education and higher education leadership in the College of Education at Oregon State-University, where she teaches master’s and doctoral courses in research, program evaluation, and learning theory.

Kavita Gupta is the author of the first edition of A Practical Guide to Needs Assessment, and she currently works as a community organizer.

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Table of Contents

List of Figures vi

List of Needs Assessment Toolkit Forms ix

Preface xi

Acknowledgments xiv

Introduction 1

PART ONE: FUNDAMENTALS OF NEEDS ASSESSMENT

ONE Overview of Needs Assessment 15

TWO Ideas and Models Th at Guide Practice 35

THREE Strategies for Collecting and Analyzing Data 51

PART TWO: GETTING DOWN TO BRASS TACKS

FOUR Knowledge and Skills Assessment 89

FIVE Job and Task Analysis 117

SIX Competency-Based Needs Assessment 145

SEVEN Strategic Needs Assessment 173

EIGHT Complex Needs Assessment 205

PART THREE: MANAGING A NEEDS ASSESSMENT

NINE Writing Proposals and Reports 231

TEN Dealing with Ethical Issues 257

ELEVEN Answers to Frequently Asked Questions 271

PART FOUR: NEEDS ASSESSMENT TOOLKIT

Toolkit Forms 291

Glossary 367

References 379

Index 393

About the Authors

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