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 online resources,  research factors to determine how needs assessments benefit organizations.

Write a 6-8 page paper addressing the following items:

Define needs assessment.

Determine the cost-effectiveness of companies  conducting need assessments.

Identify steps companies can employ to modify  ineffective training programs that are not cost effective.

Discuss 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 program.

Minimum of three (3) peer-reviewed, scholarly sources,  within the last ten (10) years, not including the text material.

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