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RoI gains some credibility

first_imgRoI gains some credibilityOn 1 Apr 2004 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Two recent awards by the American Society for Training & Development(ASTD) have put return on investment – the training community’s holy grail – inthe spotlight. The ASTD recognised global management consultancy Accenture along withbusiness consultant and return on investment (RoI) guru Merrill Anderson forsuccess in demonstrating hard business returns from workplace learning andperformance programmes. Accenture developed a systematic approach to learning, making the positiveRoI that had been demonstrated the basis for adopting a learning platform, anddeveloping additional learning assets to support it. “As our global economy develops, we’re coming to the realisation thatlearning is the only true source of competitive advantage,” said Anderson,chief executive of MetrixGlobal. “The intense interest in RoI in the pastfew years is a reflection of that trend.” Anderson has undertaken impact studies on a wide range of learningprogrammes, including e-learning and performance management. “I take onsome of the larger evaluation challenges such as knowledge management orexecutive coaching – areas that are considered to have an intangible value. Ipick up the gauntlet on those and show how we can convert some of the valueinto monetary RoI.” He believes evaluation should be “holistic”, rather than”some bolt-on accessory at the end of a training programme”. “We ask what are the initiatives, how are they tied into the businessgoals, and what percentage of those business goals will reasonably be impactedby the learning programme,” he said. Anderson may be one of the training industry’s biggest proponents ofdemonstrating RoI, but he believes there is also a role for softer methods. Forexample, case studies detailing the progress of participants on a performancemanagement programme in narrative form can be very powerful in convincingsenior management of the value of learning. “Instead of just presentingnumbers and statistics and plans, humanising the impact tells a story thatpeople can really relate to,” he said. Anderson may be one of the training industry’s biggest proponents ofdemonstrating RoI, but he believes there is also a role for softer methods. Forexample, case studies detailing the progress of participants on a performancemanagement programme in narrative form can be very powerful in convincingsenior management of the value of learning. “Instead of just presentingnumbers and statistics and plans, humanising the impact tells a story thatpeople can really relate to,” he said.How to measure learningTo measure the impact of learning, the effects of that learningmust first be isolated from other possible factors. American RoI guru MerrillAnderson suggests three easy methods. “The more you can use all three ofthese, the more accurate and credible the RoI analysis will be,” he said.– Expert estimation: interview participants on impact oftraining on new behaviours or skills– Pre-/post-assessment: assess participants on behaviours orskills both before and after the training– Control group analysis: compare participants to peers who didnot take part in the learning Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. last_img read more

Russian Navy to Receive over Hundred Surface Ships, Submarines

first_img View post tag: Surface Russian Navy to Receive over Hundred Surface Ships, Submarines View post tag: Submarines View post tag: Russian View post tag: Hundred View post tag: Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today Russian Navy to Receive over Hundred Surface Ships, Submarines View post tag: Defense View post tag: over View post tag: Defencecenter_img View post tag: ships Industry news View post tag: Naval January 11, 2013 View post tag: News by topic Russian Navy is going to receive over a hundred new surface ships and submarines of different classes in the upcoming years, said the President of Russia Vladimir Putin according to Portnews.ru.“I want to emphasize again that the development of strong and effective Navy is one of Russia’s key priorities. We will consistently develop underwater and surface vessels, strengthen conventional forces and naval strategic nuclear forces,” Portnews.ru cited Putin as saying.“In coming years, the fleet will receive over one hundred new surface ships and submarines of different classes. We are fully committed to implementing this ambitious programme. At present the Russian shipyards are developing and building new ships; design centres are creating new marine technology…And we are planning to build up the rate of the fleet’s renewal and growth,”  Putin added.At the very end of last year the Russian Navy commissioned a newly-built submarine into the fleet, i.e., Project 955 Borei nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) Yury Dolgoruky.What is more, on the same day of December 30th, another Borei-class submarine SSBN Vladimir Monomakh was launched in Severodvinsk.Eight strategic submarines are to be built and delivered to Russian Navy till 2020 under arms procurement program; three of them are Project 955 Borei four-generation subs with 16 SLBMs Bulava each, and five are Project 955A Borei-A fifth-generation subs with 20 SLBMs Bulava each.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, January 11, 2013; Image: 163 View post tag: receive Share this articlelast_img read more

Sandy, Construction Projects Boost LI Job Count

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Long Island job fair.One more month of private sector job gains and Long Island can claim three consecutive years of employment growth, analysts said in announcing April’s employment data Thursday.The New York State labor department reported that LI’s private sector job count increased by 30,500 compared to last April, marking 35 consecutive months of growth in the region. LI’s year-to-year private sector growth rate was 2.9 percent, a full percent higher than the state’s total private job growth of 1.9 percent.“Part of it is Sandy but there’s been overall increased construction projects in the region,” said Pital Shatel, associate economist at the state labor department.Only recently has the construction sector seen double-digit gains, Shatel said. Previously, the industry was only gaining jobs at a 1 to 2 percent clip. Specialty trade contractors saw a 12.2 percent growth, she noted in her report.Natural resources, mining, and construction brought in 3,300 jobs compared to April 2012, educational and health services grew by 7,200, and professional and business services by 5,300, the labor department said. Trade, transportation, and utilities enjoyed the largest gains, with 8,400 more jobs.Manufacturing, information and financial activities lost a combined 2,100 jobs and the public sector shed 3,300 jobs, mostly in education.last_img read more

Collection of GSC Awards Continue for UWF Baseball

first_imgCollection of GSC Awards Continue for UWF Baseball Share April 3, 2007BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – West Florida now has three GSC Players of the Week and three GSC Pitchers of the Week named for this 2007 season. Jonathan Weaver (Molino, Fla. / Tate HS) and Peter Antoske (Olmsted Township, Ohio / St. Edward HS) received the honor for their performances last week.Weaver struck out a career high 11 in UWF’s 10-1 win over West Georgia on Saturday. Weaver went the distance over nine innings. He allowed one unearned run on six hits with no walks.Antoske picks up his second career GSC Player of the Week Award. Over six games last week against West Georgia and Arkansas Tech, he batted .450 (9-for-20) with eight RBI, five walks, five stolen bases, and a double. In a 10-1 win over Arkansas Tech, he went 3-for-4 with five RBI.Lee Huggins (Bay Minette, Ala. / Faulkner State CC), Bo Williams (Ocala, Fla. / Pensacola JC), Brett McCullough (Cantonment, Fla. / Tate HS), and Jon Sintes (Ft. Walton Beach, Fla. / Pensacola JC) have all received the GSC Player/Pitcher of Week Award this year.The Argos host West Alabama in a three game series starting with a double header at 3:00 pm on FridayPrint Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Sports Minister orders refund of IAAF $135,000

first_imgRelatedPosts Minister gives condition for resumption of contact sports Minister pledges support for development of AI, robotics in Nigeria NSF 2020: Sports minister raises fresh hope The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has approved the refund of monies wrongfully paid in to the account of Athletics Federation of Nigeria by the International Association of Athletics Federation.Dare gave hint of the approval for the refund via his Twitter handle: @SundayDare, on Wednesday.He tweeted: “I have approved the release of funds to refund the IAAF overpayment wrongly credited to the Athletics Federation of Nigeria.“In a few days from now the funds should hit the account of the IAAF baring any interbank delays. With this Nigeria’s reputation is regained.”It can be recalled that the IAAF mistakenly granted the AFN $150,000 instead of $15,000.The amount paid was supposed to be the annual grants to member federations for the year 2017.When the IAAF accountants discovered the error, the AFN was asked to refund the $135,000 excess.However, the money had already disappeared.Tags: Sunday Darelast_img read more

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