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Top 10 Training Metrics

Your Training Edge

If you’re not sure where to start, these Top Ten Training Metrics can help. If you are a training manager or company stakeholder looking for ways to measure the effectiveness of your programs, these ten metrics are a great place to start. Dollar figures and unit sales make good metrics, but be sure to balance any metric with other factors that can influence sales numbers. ROI has long been a “catch all” metric. Nine: Instructor performance.

Training Mojo: How to Align Training Metrics with Company Metrics

Your Training Edge

Summary: Training metrics are vital to your department’s operations, but if they aren’t aligned with the company, you’re creating confusion and an inability to measure. Follow five steps to help you align your department’s metrics with the company’s metrics. Measuring your training department’s performance and efficiency is very important. Here are a few simple steps to help you align your metrics with the company.


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Training Metrics and ROI: Formulas and Descriptions

Roundtable Learning

Training is something that corporate leadership tends to take for granted, but there is real value in engaging and well-designed training programs. As a learning and development professional, do you have the right training metrics to show management the value of your training program?

4 Training Effectiveness Metrics to Track Your L&D Fitness

Absorb LMS

You clock time, using a smartwatch to monitor performance, so your incremental improvements are accurately measured. Check out these four metrics to see if you have a healthy pulse on achieving your learning and development and business goals. Offline, ask managers to survey team members about their training experiences. Additionally, competency metrics offer insights into how much material was retained or if it flew in one ear and out the other.

Developing a Results Driven Curriculum

PA G E 1 0 3 Define the performance goals and. Define the performance goals and barriers. performance goals and any barriers that need to be. thought leadership, best practices, training, and other services to enhance. Quarterly pulse surveys. performance goals.

The Missing Metric: Why the Learning Industry Doesn’t Track ROI


Why is ROI not a commonly used metric for success in learning? While marketing, sales, finance, and operations have easy access to performance data, the learning world does not. As part of their duties, it is often the place where business cases get presented for funding, budgets get submitted for approval, and accountability on performance is measured by numbers not feelings. How do completion, participation and smile surveys turn into data?

Investment in leadership development continues to be critically important

CLO Magazine

The truth is that the topic might not be new, but investment in leadership development continues to be critically important — and the need to spread the word persists. And yet, some companies still need to be convinced that leadership development relates directly to organizational success.

A Year of “The Performance Improvement Blog” in Review

The Performance Improvement Blog

Throughout last year I used this blog to illuminate important leadership and management issues. An organization has to do something with those metrics in order to “get done” what needs to get done, i.e., organizational learning, performance improvement, and change. Studies tend to rely on surveys of executives who are being coached. It’s time to do a little year-end reflecting on my blog posts from 2012.

5 steps to better-informed leadership development decisions

CLO Magazine

A strong leadership pipeline is critical to the success of any organization. One common strategy is to compare the performance of your leaders to industry-wide norms and then invest in development strategies to close any gaps. Were you able to drive higher productivity metrics?

5 ways to improve your employees’ work performance


Alongside profit margins and market share, productivity is one of the most important factors governing a company’s performance. These 5 tips will help you build your performance improvement plan and take your employees’ performance to the next level. Power up: 5 tried-and-tested ways to improve work performance. Improving employee performance has always been a major concern of managers and corporate trainers ?

Leadership Buy-In: A Guide to Training Success


The disconnect between learning and leadership. There’s certainly no ‘quick fix’ solution to gaining leadership buy-in. Getting leadership buy-in. We discovered, in our recent survey, that 57% of learning leaders wanted clearer goal setting within the organization.

How to Assess Manager Performance


The Economist has found that good management is highly correlated with improved corporate performance measured in terms of productivity, profitability, growth and survival. Many companies rely on quantitative performance metrics to assess manager performance (e.g., The company used its extensive access to data to develop the following targeted questions: Google’s Upward Feedback Survey. The company leverages the information from these surveys in several ways.

Securing A Learning & Development Program: How To Convince Leadership


In any high-performance organization, strong leadership is a known necessity. Most companies rate leadership ability as an issue with ‘urgent’ importance — 85%, in fact, according to this 2016 Deloitte survey. If done right, you’ll open up the leadership pipeline across all levels, from front-line manager to line-of-business leader. If your company regularly conducts employee happiness surveys, your historical results are an ideal place to start.

A Little Coaching Can Make Leadership Briefings Better

CLO Magazine

Let’s talk leadership briefings for a bit. According to the Corporate Executive Board , leadership briefings are the fourth most popular means to communicate vital information to an organization — trailing behind email, intranet, internal social media and digital signage. According to the March CEB article, we can charge leadership briefings’ No. In a CEB survey of more than 1,000 employees, workers said the content these executives deliver is definitely relevant.

Bridging the Gap: Addressing Barriers to Women in Leadership


In “ 7 Ways to Support Women’s Advancement to Leadership Roles ,” Elizabeth Borges, Senior Manager at EverwiseWomen, shared insights gathered from researching the experiences and impact felt by the hundreds of women who have completed the program. Most programs supporting women’s advancement to leadership tend to be “one and done” and “one size fits all.” The role organizations play to address this barrier is straightforward but easier said than done: diversify leadership teams.

Taking Leadership in a New Direction at Western Union

CLO Magazine

To support this transformation, the leadership team initiated a companywide culture change to foster a growth mindset and encourage more active talent development between leaders and their teams. The learning organization began by assessing the company’s legacy performance management program, which employed a traditional model of annual reviews and performance rankings — and a whole lot of paperwork, Craver said. Early metrics suggest the program is achieving its goals.

The Measure of Leadership Development ROI You're Not Using (and How to Leverage it)


US companies alone spend almost $14 billion annually on leadership development. Senior stakeholders may agree that leadership development is crucial, but they often struggle to tie it to measurable outcomes. Because the pain point is the opportunity cost, it makes sense to frame a business case around time : the time saved in a business with well-developed leadership competencies.

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How to Effectively Use VR When Training Leaders

Roundtable Learning

“Virtual Reality is a game-changer for leadership development.” “VR: Future of leadership development: virtual reality and corporate training.”. Are VR and leadership training really a match made in headsets ? What Is Leadership Training?

How Authentic Is Your Leadership Development?

CLO Magazine

CLOs may already know who they want to pull into leadership development programs, but it pays to include high potentials at lower levels to add cultural and business performance value. For some time, the efficacy and utility of authentic leadership, emotional intelligence and other similar skill sets in the workplace have been considered secondary, soft skill conversations. Or, they may stay but lack the necessary experience and skill to make critical leadership decisions.

Recognizing and Developing Organizational Leaders is the Key to Business Success


There is also a growing acceptance of the fact that leadership development should not be restricted to a chosen few hierarchies. Creating in-house leadership development programs reduces the cost of hiring and retraining people from the outside.



As noted above, nearly half (49%) of all learners surveyed in the LinkedIn Learning 2020 Workplace Learning Report indicated that they do not have time to take training at work. Organizations are going to need metrics beyond completion rates and test scores. By: Justin Calapp, Ph.D.

Five Steps to Take for a Successful Talent Management Strategy

Your Training Edge

Distributing surveys that ask employees how they feel about their current position, if they feel they are learning anything new, or if they have the opportunity to enhance their skills can give HR professionals insight into identifying options for on and off-site training. SAS, a leader in business analytics, offers their workers the chance to participate in the company’s Emerging Leadership Program for professional development training, and career mentoring.

The SEC has published its final rule on human capital reporting

CLO Magazine

The rule mandates, for the first time, public reporting of human capital metrics by companies subject to SEC reporting requirements, which includes all U.S. Today, companies have to report only one human capital metric: number of employees. The U.S.

The What, Why, and How of Revenue Operations (RevOps)


9 Metrics to Help You Build a More Effective Sales Engineering Team. For instance, you can monitor your progress through key performance indicators (KPIs) to show you both where the finish line is and how close you are to your goals. Thought Leadership

4 Things to Consider Before Implementing a Revenue Operations Approach


Use online surveys, usage data, and other sources to do so. You need to choose key performance indicators, or KPIs, as well. Another metric to cover is LTV (customer lifetime value), which you want to maximize. Thought Leadership

Five Practices to Build Emotionally Intelligent Leaders

CLO Magazine

Emotional intelligence, or EQ, the capability of individuals to identify and manage their own emotions as well as recognize those of others, has been identified as a strong indicator and predictor of effective leadership. Goleman says “gifted leadership occurs where heart and head — feeling and thought — meet.” 1 predictor of professional success and personal excellence and EQ affects organizational profitability and performance.

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Stupidly Simple Strategy to Demonstrate Training Effectiveness


One of the most important aspects about any training initiative is gathering user metrics in the effort to analyze the effectiveness of the training. In a typical training scenario, there is a survey administered at the end of training to capture user feedback, what is often referred to as Level 1 Evaluation. Since many elearning programs allow you to create quizzes and surveys, this is an opportune time to get baseline data on your users.

6 Strategies to Reinvent the Way We Lead

CLO Magazine

What do you tell them in their performance review? If your answer was anything but “Embrace both the questioning and willingness to go above and beyond as part of an overall strategy for growth,” then you are like most leaders I survey. This scenario says a lot about why inclusive leadership in the American enterprise often fails. It also explains how lack of that leadership in the workplace impacts marketplace performance.

How to Measure Diversity and Inclusion Training Success

Roundtable Learning

The most successful training programs are rooted in solid instructional design and metrics to track learners’ progress. Organizations should consider adding or emphasizing D&I programs in their training strategy because it can not only address issues causing conflict within the workplace, but it can bring awareness to problems such as unconscious bias, cultural competency, and even lead to better performance from your employees. Percentage Changes in Leadership Demographics.

Three Challenges Faced by Today’s L&D Leaders

Your Training Edge

Designing, developing, and delivering learning with transfer as a top priority, in a manner that modern learners connect with, will reduce scrap learning and produce measurable performance improvements. In a 2008-2009 study, Jack and Patti Phillips surveyed the CEOs of Fortune 500 and large, private-sector employers. Effective organizations must adopt a model for measurement that will allow you to provide leadership with the impact that your efforts are having on business outcomes.

Moving the Needle on Strategic Diversity: 6 Steps to Advance Your D&I Program

KZO Innovations

In this blog post, Affirmity’s Diversity Advocate, Pamela Pujo, reviews results from our 2019 Strategic Diversity Measurement Survey and offers six steps to advance your D&I program. Strategic Diversity Measurement Survey.

Getting creative with learning ROI measurement

CLO Magazine

This approach can allow an organization to verify the impact of the learning in general, checking its impact on key financial business metrics (e.g., The starting point of this method is the definition of the two key variables we want to study: learning effort and business metrics.

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Debunking the Meritocracy Myth

CLO Magazine

It’s the belief that female talent will be noticed and promoted to leadership roles and, as a result, gender parity will be achieved. After 25 years of working with leading corporations, I’ve identified five key strategies that support the development and advancement of female talent into leadership roles. In order for gender parity to move front and center and for more women to reach leadership roles, initiatives must be objectively measured.

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Corporate Learning Trends 2021 – How to Embrace New Normals


Over the next three years, 38% of Deloitte survey respondents expect to eliminate certain jobs due to automation. Trend 3: Shift from Limited Metrics to Holistic Measurement. Only 24% of L&D professionals even measure basic metrics like learner engagement.

CLO Competencies: The Path for Future Learning Leaders

CLO Magazine

That very question was asked in a recent survey by Chief Learning Officer magazine of executives who are members of its Business Intelligence Board. They agreed that the future CLO should have experience in: strategic management, general management, knowledge management, leadership skills, and learning methods and concepts. Leadership Skills. Whether as a high-performance team leader or the head of a department, the future CLO must have the qualities of a leader.

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Why you need to take a Google Analytics approach to measuring learning


Did you know that, according to Bersin, less than half of the L&D organizations they survey feel they are perceived by their stakeholder leadership as a strategic business partner? Are you increasing sales performance?''" You might feel this overstates the case, but it''s a perception that''s out there. Today, L&D measures learning activities through metrics such as time-in-training, completion rates and test scores. that performed best.

Voya: We Can Always Do Better

CLO Magazine

The nine competencies help define what it means to be a Voya employee,” said Brannigan Thompson, senior vice president for talent organization and leadership development. to find a baseline measure of organizational health and to identify key metrics to track whether employees were adhering to the new culture. They wanted to look beyond employee engagement to track results-focused measures, such as leadership outcomes and differentiated performance. “We