Evaluation leads to control which means deciding whether or not the training was worth the effort and what improvements are required to make it even more effective. Training Evaluation is of vital importance because monitoring the training function and its activities is necessary in order to establish its social and financial benefits and costs. Evaluation of training within work settings can assist a trainer/organization in learning more about the impact of training. It is important to understand the purpose of evaluation before planning it and choosing methods to do it. Some advantages of using evaluations are difficult to directly witness, but when done correctly they can impact organizations in positive ways.
Training Evaluation is the process of deep examination and analysis of:
• Selecting measures,
• Gathering information based on those measures,
• Comparing what participants learn to some standard, goal, or expectation.
Evaluation is a process to determine the relevance, effectiveness, and impact of activities in light of their objectives. In evaluating a training and development programme, one needs to consider that most training and development activities exist in a larger context of projects, programmes, and plans.