PurposeThis study aims to examine the features of training evaluation process in Russian manufacturing companies. On the basis of three assumptions regarding the differences in group of employees involved in training, duration and costs of a training program, the authors tried to find out the peculiarities of training evaluation tools and levels in Russian manufacturing companies.Design/methodology/approachThe HR professionals from 24 Russian manufacturing companies completed the author’s online questionnaire.FindingsThe results revealed that the respondents perceived training evaluation as highly important, but their satisfaction level toward existing evaluation was low. The most significant training evaluation goal was recognized as raising the efficiency of training process and the most widely used training evaluation model was Kirkpatrick’s, with focus on the reaction level. It was confirmed that training evaluation tools used in Russian manufacturing enterprises differed among the employee groups and different levels of training evaluation depended on duration and cost of the training program.Originality/valueThis is the first study which focuses on current training evaluation processes and gaps in Russian manufacturing companies. The recommendations proposed by the authors could be used by an HR team to improve training evaluation depending on employee group involved in training, duration and costs of the training program.
European Journal of Training and Development – Emerald Publishing
Published: Feb 20, 2017