Summary of How to Measure Training Results

A Practical Guide to Tracking the Six Key Indicators

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How to Measure Training Results book summary
To determine the real worth of your training program, here’s how to crunch the return on investment calculation.


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Authors Jack J. Phillips and Ron Drew Stone have created an easy-to-understand method for measuring the real benefits of training. They outline a process you can use not only to understand the real impact of your training programs, but also to explain the benefits to top management in terms of actual dollars. Their guide takes you step-by-step through six levels of evaluation, from the early planning stages through implementation, right up to an impact study you can use on an ongoing basis to manage training evaluation. getAbstract thinks this guide offers very useful information for training managers. It provides concrete, step-by-step formulas and practical examples on how to set training goals, evaluate training at each level, convert training data to a compelling ROI model and measure the real benefits of your training programs.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What are the 10 steps in the Return on Investment (ROI) process
  • How to convert gathered data into dollar amounts
  • How to use the “Benefits Cost Ratio” (BCR) and ROI formulas to measure the real benefits of training


Measuring Training Benefits and ROI
When human resource professionals measure and report the real dollar benefits of training, they help upper level executives understand and support their programs. Good evaluation tells you which training efforts work best and what you should improve, ...
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About the Authors

Jack J. Phillips, Ph.D. is a training and performance measurement consultant. Ron Drew Stone directs the measurement and accountability practice at the Jack Phillips Center for Research.

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