The Evaluation Revolution
We wanted to think differently about evaluation and create something quick, credible and cost effective – so we went back to the drawing board.
We consulted and unravelled what all the key researchers, academics and evaluation experts had to say. We decided what to lose and how to build on the best evidence, themes and ideas, then added in our own ideas to the mix and tested the new tools and tactics against the most stringent benchmark targets.
Using the strategy, you can deploy the best tools and processes to quickly collect the data you need and evidence the difference you are making.
The good news is that we use tools and processes that line managers understand so you can have more confidence in their acceptance of the value you bring. We have moved the focus in evaluation by using forecasting as a key part of our methods which means the processes to collect data post course are transformed to avoid all the usual headaches that L&D often face. You can now focus on ‘doing evaluation’ instead of wasting your time trying to ‘do Kirkpatrick’.
We take into account factors including Productivity, KPI’s, Risk and Engagement, so we can forecast what the benefits will be if the right processes and management criteria are working effectively. By introducing evaluation into strategic aims, we can even understand what will add value before initiatives have been put into place. Evaluation then becomes a constructive driver for change by helping to strengthen all of your L&D processes so you deliver the value you want and need.
Our New Evaluation methods are:
- Slick and cost effective to operate.
- Allows for rapid improvement and decision making.
- Focused on the things most organisations actually value.
We know you deliver value through developing people and being a force for positive change and through our innovative evaluation approach, we can help you plan and prove it.
Why not contact us below to talk to one of our experts or download our FREE little white paper to find out more?
What do we Evaluate?
Through working with a variety of organisations, we improve processes and events that are sometimes deemed to be ‘too difficult to measure’. These range from performance management and ROI evaluation, evaluation of programmes, initiatives, projects and budgets, through to complete functional reviews for learning and development and human resources.
We help you evaluate:
We can help you determine an appropriate HR or L&D strategy based on the outcomes you have to achieve such as financial, customer or national qualification, to maximise the returns from your budget. We can improve or develop new HR and L&D processes, which add tangible value to the organisation. These may include competency systems, performance management appraisals or training needs assessments.We can help design training programmes which incorporate meaningful evaluation and deliver tangible outcomes that add value.
This audit and improvement process helps functions assess their organisational impact and measure the impact of their strategy. Key processes can be measured and developed to show operational excellence or build improvement plans. Return from budget can be justified to inform budgetary conversations with the finance department.
Creation of internal processes to ensure that learning is transferred to the workplace and that impact and evidence can be collected. Programme evaluation can be constructed against a range of factors, from external qualifications assessment through to financial Return on Investment. We can audit existing programmes and then help you improve current processes. Programme topics could include training, coaching, mentoring, eLearning, mediation or conferences.
Through our resources, innovative ideas and best practice, we can add value and deliver solutions which produce spectacular results. We can outsource the whole process of evaluation for you to create processes and reports which add value and create actions.
We work with training companies or internal L&D teams who need independent ‘proof’ of the value of the work they commission or deliver. As we are not tied to a specific software product, academic or methodology, we can provide the best solution for you given your needs and requirements.
With our extensive experience in the worlds of HR, L&D, Measurement and Process, we produce practical results that are useable and jargon free. We have been asked to solve ‘unsolveable’ problems and have achieved this using a range of tools, experience and leading edge contacts and research. We love a challenge!
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