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Journal Chpt 9 - They then usually measure training’s...

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Eric Hammer Professor Reaves Thursday, November 4, 2010 Putting a Value On Training (Forbes) Training programs generate greater value for organizations when the curriculum reflects key business performance metrics. Testing real-world outcomes is crucial. All organizations train their people, and most spend significant sums doing so. Yet they generally don’t have any idea whether or not they’re getting any true value from the training. It’s more than simply teaching new employees the necessary skills and specifics of the job, so most companies train staff in areas such as leadership, communications, and performance management.
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Unformatted text preview: They then usually measure training’s impact by conducting surveys or by counting how many completed the training courses in full. However, this strategy was more common and more effective when companies had the money to spend on these training programs. Now, most don’t have the money, but more and more companies are in desperate need of highly capable employees. One example is the Boys and Girls Club of America. Their program involved intensive classroom work and projects chosen by each local team. These projects included implementing new human resources processes to increase the impact of after-school programs....
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