The Value of Evaluation: Making Training Evaluations More Effective study explores the complex issue of learning evaluation, the techniques being used, barriers to effective implementation, and strategic uses of learning metrics. With a down economy, business leaders have all the more reason to scrutinize. However, it can be difficult to show hard dollar savings for areas like training and development that have so many intangible processes. Most companies are not satisfied with the evaluation efforts, but are not giving up on successful measurement of the learning function. Organizations continue to explore ways to communicate and document the value of training and development they provide to employees. The data in this report can help many firms become more proficient in these areas.