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Bersin & Associates’ Impact Measurement Framework Incorporated into KnowledgeAdvisors’ Metrics That Matter®

Partnership Designed to Help Corporations Implement Bersin & Associates’ Business-Based Approach to Measuring Corporate Learning

Oakland, CAFebruary 23, 2009 – Bersin & Associates, the only research and advisory firm focused on enterprise learning and talent management, announced today that its Impact  Measurement Framework™ is now supported by KnowledgeAdvisors’ Metrics That Matter, a web-based talent & performance evaluation  and analytics system that allows users to cost-effectively measure the impact of learning processes and improve performance.

The Impact Measurement Framework is the centerpiece of Josh Bersin’s The Training Measurement Book, published in 2008 and recently recognized by Amazon.com as one of its top 10 business books in 2008. The framework offers a roadmap and set of methodologies for implementing a practical, business-based measurement program for corporate learning. The framework covers nine critical measurement areas: learner satisfaction, learning outcomes, program adoption, program utility, program efficiency, business alignment, attainment of customer objectives, individual performance improvement, and organizational performance improvement.

KnowledgeAdvisors’ Metrics That Matter system will offer organizations technology support for implementing this framework and for ongoing measurement and analysis.
 
“While most executives recognize the importance of measuring corporate learning, fewer than 20% of all organizations have end-to-end measurement programs in place,” said President Josh Bersin, who will also be joining KnowledgeAdvisors’ advisory board. “Practitioners are typically frustrated by a lack of efficient and easy-to-use methodologies and measurement tools and minimal – if any -- executive support. The Impact Measurement Framework offers a practical way to implement a training measurement program that yields information relevant to the business. Metrics That Matter will help organizations put the framework into action.”

According to Bob Danna, executive vice president of strategic services for Bersin & Associates, the Metrics That Matter system will complement the company’s strategic services offerings which help organizations implement learning and talent measurement strategies. Bersin & Associates measurement services assist organizations in building a comprehensive, business-focused measurement strategy, including assessment of measurement needs and system resources, identification and prioritization of critical measures, building cross-organizational support, and creation of an implementation plan.

“Metrics That Matter is an excellent option for those organizations that need a system to support their measurement strategy,” said Danna.  

“We are proud to be working with Bersin & Associates. They share our objective approach and our emphasis on business relevance and practicality,” said Kent D. Barnett, founder and CEO of KnowledgeAdvisors. 

Bersin will deliver a keynote presentation on learning and talent analytics at KnowledgeAdvisors’ Analytics Symposium on Wednesday, March 4, at the Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa in Tucson, AZ. 

For more information about Bersin & Associates research and services related to corporate learning measurement, call Julie Duda at 330 604 8567 or email julie.duda@bersin.com.

About Bersin & Associates

Bersin & Associates is the only research and advisory consulting firm focused solely on research in enterprise learning and talent management. Bersin & Associates’ WhatWorks® research and research-based services are designed to deliver actionable direction and to help improve operational effectiveness and business impact.
 
Bersin & Associates research members gain access to a comprehensive library of best practices, case studies, benchmarks, and in-depth market analyses designed to guide professionals in making fast and confident decisions. Research areas include planning and strategy, learning programs and delivery, talent management, technology and infrastructure, and measurement and analytics. Member benefits include in-depth advisory services, access to proprietary webcasts, on-site analyst visits, and strategic workshops. More than 4,000 organizations have used Bersin & Associates’ research to guide talent and corporate learning strategies.

Bersin & Associates is the host of the only research conference on enterprise learning and talent management, IMPACT 2009: The Business of Talent®, scheduled for April 14 - 16 in St Petersburg, Florida. This year’s conference features more than 60 senior HR and learning leaders; many sessions will highlight cost-cutting strategies and ways to improve business impact through innovative approaches.

For more information, go to www.bersin.com or call 561 455 0622, ext. 223.

About KnowledgeAdvisors

KnowledgeAdvisors is the world’s largest provider of learning and talent measurement solutions. Leading organizations access its measurement expertise and on-demand software to ensure a high-performing workforce. As thought leader in Human Capital Analytics, KnowledgeAdvisors provides the most comprehensive analytics solutions on the market. By combining measurement expertise, on-demand evaluation software, and integrated analytics solutions with benchmarking, organizations gain the necessary insights on how to best develop their workforce. For more information, go to www.knowledgeadvisors.com.