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Training evaluation in Irish business: its implications and should more organisations integrate it into the training process.

O'Rourke, Celine (2000) Training evaluation in Irish business: its implications and should more organisations integrate it into the training process. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

The aim of this dissertation is to identify the implications of training evaluation to an organisation; to analyse varying methods of evaluations in order to determine additional benefit to organisations and to illustrate whether,or not Irish business carry out effective evaluation studies on their training programmes. The author has done extensive research on a selection of companies spanning specific areas of the economy, namely financial services; electronics and food industries. Many companies invest large amounts of money in training their staff but unlike other areas of the business they consider it very difficult to analyse the return on this investment. There are means and ways of evaluating training, but many Irish companies tend to be ignorant of these methods or they simply overlook training evaluation and consider it as an unnecessary expense on the training budget. The author used secondary data in order to obtain a background on the training and development area including behavioural aspects and how it affects the learning process. Primary data was also obtained through the use of postal questionnaires to assess the prevailing thinking within the sectors mentioned above. From the information contained in the postal questionnaires, the author came to the conclusion that a lot of large organisations have structures in place to pursue every stage of the training process, and that small companies were less likely to use evaluation procedures. However, a sizeable portion of large organisations didn't carry out training evaluation as they claimed not to have adequate resources available to them, whereas some companies that were considerably smaller make provision for time and expense for training evaluation as they feel that it pays off in the long run.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Training and Development > Training Evaluation
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > Personnel Management
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in European Business and Languages
Depositing User: Aisling Gorby
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2010 18:04
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2012 10:50
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/117

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