Our research finds that line manager input can be key to the successful evaluation of learning at an individual level, but this is jeopardised where managers lack commitment.
Housing trust Central & Cecil embarked on an ambitious programme of culture change, with learning and development programmes at its core. Evaluation of learning has been an integral part of the process.
XpertHR research finds that most employers already process and grant requests for training and regard the employee right to make a request in relation to study or training as irrelevant. However, the new legislation has had a positive impact at some organisations and half believe that the law should be extended to SMEs.
Virgin Media has made significant savings in fees and has reduced time spent on the management of external training provision by using an outsourcing partner.
Bathroom supplier Ideal Standard has created a branded in-house management training programme that has earned itself a strong reputation within the company and helped transform the organisation's culture. IRS examines how it is being implemented.
Equipping line managers with good people management skills is considered the most important type of training intervention for dealing with stress at work, according to this IRS survey.
IRS research finds that the most effective ways to evaluate training are appraisals and follow-up conversations with line managers.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to management of training.