Podcast 117 - Do we have evidence for training's impact?

Around the globe, billions are spent on workplace training. Some people even do it for a living. But does it have an impact on performance? On this week's GoodPractice Podcast, Ross G and Owen are joined by McDonald's Kevin M. Yates to discuss.

Written by Ross Garner
Published 16 October 2018
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Podcast 117 - Do we have evidence for training's impact?
On this week's Podcast, Ross G and Owen are joined by McDonald's Kevin M. Yates to discuss.

The study Ross cited was: Milligan-Saville, J. S., Tan, L., Gayed, A., Barnes, C., Madan, I., Dobson, M., ... & Harvey, S. B. (2017). Workplace mental health training for managers and its effect on sick leave in employees: a cluster randomised controlled trial.The Lancet Psychiatry4(11), 850-858.

The book Owen recommended was Turn the Ship Around! by L. David Marquet, available at: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Turn-Ship-Around-Building-Breaking/dp/1591846404

The book Ross recommended was The Consolations of Physics by Tim Radford, available at: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Consolations-Physics-Wonders-Universe-Happy/dp/1473658160

About the author

Ross Garner

Ross Garner

Head of Learning Experience
Ross has been working in L&D for seven years and he heads up the instructional design team at Emerald Works. In 2019 he completed a Masters in Digital Education and was named Learning Technologies’ Learning Designer of the Year. He is also one of the hosts of the Good Practice Podcast.

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