For many organisations, training and development remain an aspiration rather than fundamental to their business, and the consequent investment is subject to reductions or reallocations when times get tough. Yet increasing pressures from business globalisation mean that organisations are absolutely dependent on the skills of their workforce if they are to remain competitive. John Talbot's Training in Organisations: A Cost-Benefit Analysis, provides the basis for measuring and analysing the cost and value associated with training. It looks both at manual skills and management training analysis to explore the various approaches for costing training, controlling those costs and applying value analyses to the investment that is being made. Also included is a series of international comparisons across a variety of industry sizes and types which provide organisations with an important benchmark for their own spending.

chapter 1|12 pages

Scope of Training

chapter 2|6 pages

Defining Investment in People

chapter 3|10 pages

Who Has to be Trained and When?

chapter 4|10 pages

Understanding Learning Problems

chapter 5|10 pages

Techniques of Establishing Training Needs

chapter 7|18 pages

Case Study 2: Operation of a Special Purpose Machine

ByLearning Design

chapter 8|30 pages

Management Training Analysis

chapter 9|10 pages

Initial Requirements for Costing and Evaluating


chapter 10|18 pages

Cost of Not Training

chapter 11|10 pages

Cost-Value Relationship in Training

chapter 12|6 pages

How Training Costs are Caused and Recorded

chapter 13|14 pages

Costing Treatment of Training Costs

chapter 15|14 pages

Evaluation of Training

chapter 16|12 pages

On-Line Training