Skills Gap Analysis: A Case of Faridabad Industries in India
This case study is meant to introduce the students/participants to the concept of training need assessment and its significance. The given case presents skills gap analysis of 21 manufacturing organizations including intermediate, capital and consumer goods industries. It also results in identification of various skills set for which the industry professionals are struggling to get talented manpower. The list of skills set identified can be further used for the purpose of skills development by respective institutions, agencies or bodies dealing in it.
Prerequisite Conceptual Understanding/Before the Classroom Discussion
For the purpose of meaningful case study discussion and analysis, the students must have the knowledge of the concepts of training and training need analysis. They should be encouraged to read the following mandatory reading:
Nick, Blanchard P. Effective Training: Systems, Strategies and Practices. Pearson Education India, 2008 & 2014
Case Positioning and Setting
The case study can be used for the students/participants in MBA/PGDM, Executive MBA, Management Executive Development for courses such as Human Resource Management and Training & Development. The case study may be used for explaining the concepts such as relevance of Training and Training Need Analysis.
I. Discuss the key issues of this case. Explain how the skills scarcity can be taken care of?
II. What do you understand by Training Needs Assessment? Why it is needed? Discuss in brief about different types of it and the steps involved therein.