My people have been trained; why is it not making a difference? Part 1

Two people discussing and working together

By Martin Royal

It's been well established over the years that training initiatives often result in a limited transfer of the learning employees take back to the workplace. While you'll commonly hear that only 10% of what employees learn is implemented, according to a study done by Saks & Belcourt (2006) who surveyed members of a training and development society, this figure is closer to an average of 47% over a period of one year after training,. In any case, what this suggests is that few training investment dollars actually turn into meaningful changes in the workplace.