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Approaches to Training and Development by Elwood F. Holton, Dugan Laird, Sharon Naquin

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Does Employee Development Pay Off?
The ultimate purpose of all development metrics is to answer the basic question, “Does employee development pay off?” Everywhere we go, human resource professionals and other managers are hungry for clear evidence that development resources are being effectively used. At a gut level, most believe in development, but cannot produce data when challenged to provide evidence that will defend development investments. We have proposed new metrics that we believe will enable organizations to install more effective accountability systems and thus be able to answer that question continuously during their development efforts. Unfortunately, we have not yet received data and results from organizations using our proposed ...

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