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Tag Archives: Training

Outcomes of Organization Development Interventions

A large applied research study sought to examine important organizational outcomes from various psychologically-based workplace interventions. In all, they examined the effects of eleven different types of interventions, defined below: Selection and Placement: For the purpose of this research, this simply includes the use of realistic job previews Training: Enhancing employee performance through learning Appraisal […]

When Feedback Attacks!! (when, how, and why feedback can hurt performance)

Did you know that only about 30% of performance feedback interventions actually lead to increased performance?  In fact, according to the most comprehensive study to date on performance feedback (Kluger & DeNisi, 1996) researchers found that about 1/3 of the time feedback leads to performance, 1/3 of the time it does nothing, and 1/3 of the time […]

The Cost of Turnover: An Infographic

We all know that employee turnover is costly:  the average cost associated with turnover for an entry level employee is equivalent to roughly 1/2 of his or her yearly salary.  There are a number of direct and indirect costs associated with turnover, and this infographic from Compliance and Safety does a fantastic job of breaking down those […]

Adult Learning Theory: Outcomes and Examples

Learning is embedded, either formally or informally, in almost every aspect of our lives. Much of what we learn each day is acquired with little or no conscious effort.  For example, we learn about current events by watching the news, or learn about other people by listening to their stories.  Now shift into action learning […]

Design Effective Training: Features of a Positive Learning Environment

Adult learning is a science, and an important one at that.  Almost every employee is provided training, and effective organizations regularly provide opportunities for formal training.  Most organizations hire training and development professionals to design and provide such opportunities, and when we work with organizations in this capacity we are guided by principles based on […]