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To ROI—Or Not To ROI?

Yes, It Can Be Done Practically and Economically!

(re-posted from Ed Holton’s blog.)
For as long as I have been in the HRD profession ROI has been the “holy grail” of training evaluation.  Unfortunately, an effective AND practical method has been elusive.  Despite literally decades of promoting it, the fact is ROI is rarely calculated for training investments.
Debate has swirled for years about how best to calculate ROI.  Evaluation purists have developed effective methods, but they are mostly impractical for all but the biggest training initiatives.  The methods promoted by purists tend to be (more…)