Training Development Audit
The training and Development Audit aims at understanding the effectiveness of the training and development activities in the organization. The training and development audit identifies the various gaps in the procedure and suggest various areas of improvement.
The training and Development Audit benefits the organization in the following ways.
- Organizations are able to make sure that the goals of the training programs meet the business goal of the organization.
- Helps organizations find out if the training and development process identifies all performance related needs
- It ensures that T&D is carried out in a timely, relevant and cost effective way
The training and development audit is a 3 part audit.
Part 1. Survey of perceptions
In this step a survey is conducted across the organization to understand the perceptions that employees have about the training and development function and its outcome. This survey is conducted across all levels in the organization.
The purpose of the survey is to find out what employees feel about the training and development function of the organization. It helps to understand whether the employees feel that the training programs have improved their job performance
After collecting the data from various sources, the data is analyzed
Part 2. Data Analysis.
The information gathered in the survey is sufficient to understand the perceptions that employees have about the training and development function in the organization. However before coming to any conclusions there is need for clear evidence. Thus part 2 involves gathering evidence and analyzing it. Here data is gathered from those who are directly responsible for the training and development activity in the organization. The data is conducted through one -to -one interview and desk reviews. Desk reviews involves analyzing data over the past few years.
Part 3. Audit report.
This is the final part of the audit. Here all information that has been gathered along with the evidence is integrated to form an audit report. The audit report provides detailed information about the process and outcomes of the organization's training program. It will explain in detail the gaps in the training and development activities and suggests ways in which the organization minimize these gaps.