- The use of analytics to manage big data to evaluate the effectiveness of employee training starts with choosing the right products, Brig Patten writes for CTOvision. He adds that reliable software can pinpoint training results, keeping the focus on performance — for example in a new hire orientation program, the data analysis can show who is getting the training needed and who is falling behind.
- Data analysis can also track results from a sales perspective, giving companies a competitive advantage. It's perfect for creating powerful visuals for presentations, too.
- Patten advises that the right data analysis tool fulfills 3 goals, including: understanding employees better, creating more effective training programs, and improving how employees interact with job-related software.
Big data is not just a buzzword. In terms of employee training and development programs, data must be gathered to continually make sure that these efforts are producing real-world results for organizations. By tracking the results of employee training, the company can make adjustments in the design and delivery of programs to improve them.
Regular, ongoing sharing and communication of training data contributes to the overall success rate of programs. The ultimate benefit is to the company, and in a day and age where companies are increasing their spending on employee training and development programs, this directly affects the bottom line.