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TrainingZONE Newswire #343 – Taking the Headache Out of Measuring ROI

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TrainingZONE Newswire - Issue 343
31 January 2005
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk
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*** TOP FEATURES ***** TOP FEATURES ***** TOP FEATURES ***
1. Feature: Evaluation - Taking Control for ROI
2. Education Policy 'Failing to Address Skills Shortages'
3. Parkin Space: Change is the Only Certainty
4. Proving the More in More Out Principle
5. Responsibility, Competence and Change: Compliance in 2005
*** TOP FEATURES ***** TOP FEATURES ***** TOP FEATURES ***

Editor's note
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For those of you who have been following Martin Schmalenbach's
excellent series on evaluation, you'll get the complete picture
today with the final instalment. In this article, Martin turns
again to the issue of return on investment, this time analysing
the pros and cons of control groups and the benefits of
benchmarking with a root cause analysis. If you've missed any of
Martin's articles you can access them from this latest
instalment.

And staying with the theme of ROI, in "Proving the More In More
Out Principle", Michael Brown, offers his tips on measuring the
business impact of training and argues this measure should
become as commonplace as the happy sheet.

Follow the links below for more on these articles and more.

Kind regards

Claire Savage
Editor, TrainingZONE
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Feature: Evaluation Part 4 - Taking Control for ROI
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In the final part of this series, Martin Schmalenbach looks at
the pros and cons of control groups and how to get an accurate
picture of ROI.
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/136342/680/608/626

Education Policy 'Failing to Address Skills Shortages'
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Institute of Directors claims that Government policies on
education and training are doing nothing to plug the UK's
productivity gap.
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/136105/680/608/626

Parkin Space: Change is the Only Certainty
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"If you want to thrive as a training professional, you had
better be good at being an agent of change." Godfrey Parkin
gazes into his crystal ball and sees changes ahead.
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/136260/680/608/626

The Way I See It... Proving the More in More Out Principle
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Michael Brown argues that a small increase in your training
investment can generate measurably better business impact.
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/135781/680/608/626

Feature: Responsibility, Competence and Change: Compliance 2005
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Peter Freeman looks at the challenges facing training managers
in the financial sector in the coming year.
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/136119/680/608/626

Managers Need Training in Business Benefits of Diversity
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The CIPD spells out the bottom line on diversity.
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/136253/680/608/626

Politicians Warned 'Immigration Plugs Skills Gap'
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Current political debate about immigration needs to take into
account recruitment difficulties and skills shortages faced by
employers.
https://www.trainingzone.co.uk/item/136106/680/608/626


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