THE TRAINING EFFECTIVENESS QUESTIONNAIRE

(Developed by Dr. T V Rao)

This questionnaire is intended to assess the effectiveness of the training function in an organisation. It is suggested that this test be administered to line managers as well as HR personnel. The scores for individual respondents is noted after each of them takes this test. The average score for all the respondents is calculated to arrive at the score  for your organisation. Click for an interpretation of the score for your organisation.

S. NO.

QUESTION

NOT AT ALL TRUE A LTTLE TRUE SOME WHAT TRUE TRUE TO A GREAT EXTENT VERY TRUE
1. Induction training is given adequate importance in your organisation.
2. Induction training is well-planned.
3. Induction training is of sufficient duration.
4. Induction training provides an excellent opportunity for newcomers to learn comprehensively about the organisation.
5. The norms and values of the company are clearly explained to the new employees during induction.
6. Senior management takes interest and spends time with the new staff during induction training.
7. The new recruits find induction training very useful in your organisation.
8. The induction training is periodically evaluated and improved.
9. The employees are helped to acquire technical knowledge and skills through training.
10. There is adequate emphasis on developing managerial capabilities of the managerial staff through training.
11. Human relations competencies are adequately developed in your organisation through training in human skills.
12. Training of workers is given adequate importance in your organisation.
13. Employees are sponsored for training programmes on the basis of carefully identified developmental needs.
14. Those who are sponsored for the training programmes take the training seriously.
15. Employees in the organisation participate in determining the training they need.
16. Employees sponsored for training go with a clear understanding of the skills and knowledge they are expected to acquire from the training.
17. The HR department conducts briefing and debriefing sessions for employees sponsored for training.
18. In-company programmes are handled by competent faculty.
19. The quality of in-company programmes in your organisation is excellent.
20. Senior line managers are eager to help their juniors develop through training.
21 Employees returning from training are given adequate free time to reflect and plan improvements in the organisation.
22 Line managers provide the right kind of climate to implement new ideas and methods acquired by their juniors during training.
23. Line managers utilise and benefit from the training programmes.
24. External training programmes are carefully chosen after collecting enough information about their quality and suitability.
25. There is a well-designed and widely shared training policy in the company.