Collaborative planning for training impact


Training and development continues to be a valued component in the modern management of human resources. Emerging research shows that investments in human capital, including training, are positively related to organizational performance. However, training professionals still express frustration at not being "at the table." In this article, we review recent models and research on training from industrial/organizational psychology and provide new paradigms for planning evaluation and aligning training with business goals. Based on this evidence and personal experience, we offer four guidelines to aid training professionals in planning and evaluating training that demonstrates stronger linkages between training success and organizational performance. © 2004 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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Human Resource Management