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How Can You Make Better Decisions about Learning & Development in Your Organization? - Press Release

Learning Analytics (9780749476304)

18th August 2016 - Learning Analytics: Measurement innovations to support employee development

How Can You Make Better Decisions about Learning & Development in Your Organization?

In today's talent economy, it’s more important than ever to evaluate investments in talent and use HR analytics to inform business decisions relating to attracting, developing and retaining employees.

Available from 3rd September, Learning Analytics helps learning and development (L&D) and other HR professionals as well as CEOs and CFOs work with learning analytics at an advanced level to calculate the return on investment and understand how L&D can be improved to enhance performance and gain a competitive advantage.

Learning Analytics takes readers through numerous examples of approaches so they can understand what questions they should be asking of their data, make the business case for L&D activities and ensure alignment between training and business needs.

Advance praise for the book has come from CEOs and HR leaders. Kristin Colber-Baker, director of global programs and learning measurement at Mars Inc, has said that the authors ‘have combined decades of research and experience to create a clear and compelling read about using learning data to speak the language of business leaders’. Similarly, Dr Jac Fitz-enz, author and founder of the Saratoga Institute, has endorsed the book by saying it helps readers ‘be partners in using [learning analytics] outcomes to run… organizations more effectively’.

About the authors: John R. Mattox II is a senior measurement consultant with CEB, a best practice insight and technology company. Prior to this, John was director of research at KnowledgeAdvisors and led training evaluation teams at several Fortune 500 companies. Mark Van Buren is an HR Practice Leader at CEB. He has worked with hundreds of organizations to respond to a clear shift in employee preferences for learning and an increase in employee-driven, technology-enabled development.

The book also includes insights from Jean Martin, CEB talent solutions architect. Jean leads insight and product development in talent management and regularly presents to executive teams at top Fortune 500 companies. A sought after expert, Jean’s commentary has appeared in publications such as Harvard Business Review, The Economist, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg and Forbes.

About Kogan Page: Kogan Page is the leading independent global publisher of specialist professional books and content with over 700 titles in print. Its authors come from some of the world’s most prestigious academic institutions, international commercial organisations or professional associations in Leadership, Management, Marketing, Branding, Human Resources, Coaching, Logistics, Entrepreneurship and Careers. Follow @KPCoachHR for information about new books and business insights from author experts.

Learning Analytics (ISBN: 9780749476304) is available from 3rd Sept 2016. For a review copy, a by-lined article or to arrange an interview with the authors, please contact Megan Mondi: mmondi@koganpage.com  or +44 (0)20 7843 1952

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