Controlling in continuing training
at enterprises in European comparison
companies are only prepared to invest in continuing training and skills
development when the effectiveness of these is clear. The people responsible
for training are therefore put under pressure to prove the cost of corporate
training measures and to make statements about their benefits. Consequently
they expect support from controlling.
task of controlling is generally considered to be to show the economic
situation of a company and its forseeable development, to develop strategies
to reach targets and to demonstrate the causes of negative developments
and the possibilities available for avoiding them.
control is an instrument for optimising the planning, control and implementation
of corporate continuing training. It is oriented to the individual phases
of the entire training process and extends from the establishing of the
continuing training requirements, the determining of the objectives of
the continuing training, and the conception, planning and implementation
of training measures through to success control and the securing of the
transfer into the field of work. The training activities are not only looked
at from a pedagogical point of view but are also checked and assessed in
accordance with economic criteria. Questions regarding efficiency and effectiveness
and regarding the benefit of continuing training are therefore of central
importance (Krekel et al. 2001, pp. 6-7).
background, importance and definition of 'training control' are further
outlined in the final project publication (Krekel
et al. 2001, pp. 5-8).
also project info on CONTROLLING.