By: Adr International  15-Jul-2014
Keywords: Performance Management, Succession Planning, Talent Management

ADR International has developed a powerful web-based skills assessment tool, ADR DNA (Development Needs Analysis), which will revolutionise the way you analyse your organisation's current purchasing skill levels. This flexible and powerful tool can be tailored to complement the strategic sourcing process and skills framework used in your business. The tool can be used to: Identify existing skills Identify what further skills are needed to make your strategic sourcing process more effective in the future Provide a business-wide key skills gap analysis Provide individual personal development plans Enable managers to provide feedback on their staff This leading-edge product is suitable for any organisation but is particularly effective in large organisations that have a dispersed purchasing team spread over many countries and / or locations but still need to assess and train their people in a structured and consistent way. Because the whole skills audit is done via a secure link to the Internet, it is considerably quicker and cheaper than any other current evaluation technique. It also means that it is non-threatening, and can be done outside the normal office hours, can be used as an annual or more regular event and can be applied consistently across all regions. ADR DNA provides the vital first step in any purchasing skills development program. Having identified, using ADR DNA, where the skills shortages or gaps are, it is much simpler task to provide a demand-led approach to the provision of training and development that fits exactly with the needs of the individual and the business. In addition accurate skills assessment on an on-going basis is vital. Without it there is no way of knowing whether particular approaches to training and development are working or failing. A secure, online multiple-choice self-assessment questionnaire, taking approximately 60 minutes to complete The DNA question set is aligned with your strategic sourcing process, the on-line toolkit, OSCA and the Classroom Training Courses DNA highlights the learning needs / skills gap of individuals and teams Following completion, participants receive a personal development report Line managers can add their perspective of their staff member in a 15 minute survey (optional) It has been in use for 7 years and over 20,000 participants have completed DNA The software is a secure hosted website: participants just need internet access to use it with their personal password For a true 360 approach assessment the survey can be completed by; the candidate, his or her manager, stakeholders and ADR. Alternatively, it can be restricted to the candidate and his or her manager only. The choice is yours. Additionally, DNA can be used to assess job applicants and new recruits. ADR have supported skills assessment with organisations including Pfizer, KPMG, Weetabix, and In-Bev.

Keywords: Performance Management, Succession Planning, Talent Management

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