Evaluating training results: make sure staff training pays off

Evaluating training results: make sure staff training pays off

No Comments
How can managers track training results? Have staff achieved the training objectives? Are you satisfied with what the training has accomplished? These questions have dogged trainers, performance improvement professionals and…
Top 5 principles for effective meetings

Top 5 principles for effective meetings

No Comments
Meetings, formal and informal are an integral part of organisational life. Effective meetings are an essential tool to achieve a range of tasks. This includes information sharing and problem solving…
How to run an ideas campaign that really pays off

How to run an ideas campaign that really pays off

No Comments
Should you run an ideas campaign? Yes! Several major organisations have found ways to generate significant improvements to their bottom line through imaginative ideas, schemes and campaigns. However, there are…
ROI & training analysis: a step-by-step guide

ROI & training analysis: a step-by-step guide

No Comments
Is training paying its way in your organisation? Pat Collier looks at the thorny issue of return-on-investment – ROI – for training programmes. The need to justify the cost of training One of…
Assessing individual strengths: A quick, fun activity for teams

Assessing individual strengths: A quick, fun activity for teams

No Comments
Feeling undervalued? Not sure where your strengths lie? Training activity guru Sivasailam Thiagi Thiagarajan has created a quick and fun way for team members to assess individual strengths… Recently, I completed a Reflected Best Self…
Training simulations: the value of immersive learning

Training simulations: the value of immersive learning

No Comments
David Newman of explains how experiential simulations, pitting competing teams against each other, offer powerful learning experiences. Survivor: the banker edition Imagine the latest weird twist on a TV reality…
Training needs analysis: what’s the best approach?

Training needs analysis: what’s the best approach?

No Comments
Jan Hills suggests taking a more positive approach to your training needs analysis, by focusing on the outcome rather than the problem. What is training needs analysis? A training needs analysis…
Real evaluation transforms organisations

Real evaluation transforms organisations

No Comments
Paul Kearns outlines how real evaluation can make a significant contribution to the evaluation of training effectiveness. Real evaluation is not about ‘happy sheets’, questionnaires or surveys. Arguments about return-on-investment…