I’m trying to reach as many companies as possible right now because so many will be heading into budget negotiations in the next few months. Knowing the condition of your training department will allow a company to focus on what is most important in 2011.
The biggest thing I note in most audits is the lack of a training plan, and yet money is allocated annually to a training department without any plan on how they will use the money. Hello?
The next thing I often find in an audit is under-skilled training personnel, and zero dollars allocated in the budget for professional development of these folks. Yet, honestly, why should the company budget professional development if no one has identified the skills that need to be developed?
With that said, let’s start a medical emergency now and get as many companies through the audit process as we can Before the Budget begins!