If you cannot measure something, you cannot manage it. Defining and measuring performance is essential to every manager’s job.
In Indonesia, organisations have regularly conducted corporate training and development. However, the identification of training needs, especially for behavioural competencies, often come from either the users or the managers, and do not undergo thorough Training Needs Analyses to make sure that these needs are linked to company goals and objectives. With ASEAN Integration on the doorstep, the Indonesian workforce has never been more challenged to directly compete with resources from neighbouring countries that are more varied in terms of experience and background.
As part of BlueVisions’Institute of Management’s two-year presence in Jakarta, our senior trainers and consultants recognised this issue and held “A Night for HRD” to highlight the importance of developing competency based training plans. This event was held on 21 May, 2015, at the Intercontinental Hotel, Jakarta; attended by HR and Learning & Development Directors and Managers from national and multinational companies across all business sectors such as Banking, Mining, Construction, Agriculture, FMCG, and Retail.
At this event, the CEO of BlueVisions and the Institute of Management, Adel Khreich B.Eng., MBA, Adv.Dip.PM, led the event as the keynote speaker. His talk included a brief overview of structured Training and Development planning followed by an introduction to Training Needs Analysis and its importance to companies and organisations in Indonesia, which are being challenged to compete in the vastly expanding global market.
Event participants received a free Training Plan, Framework, and Templates as well as a Training Needs Analysis Template. At this event, The Institute of Management also handed out three scholarships for Australian Diplomas of HR to lucky participants of the event: Mr. Nikko Priambodo from PT Pelni Haltim, Ms. Regina Mutti represented by Ms. Naomi Permatasari from PT Mitra Adi Perkasa and Ibu Titi Purbo Habsari from PT Rekayasa Industri.
This event truly made everyone present realise that a planned and structured Training Needs Analysis is an essential part of developing a competency based training program that assists each organisation in achieving its goals. An effective Training Needs Analysis requires a strong team effort, but if properly done, ensures efficient and accurate of the training plans; there is no better time to start than now.