CHICAGO, Ill. (CitizenWire) — KnowledgeAdvisors, a learning measurement software and solutions company that improves the effectiveness of learning, today announced the publication of a new book titled “Human Capital Analytics: Measuring and Improving Talent Development – 2nd Edition” (ISBN: 9781595716446) by its Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer, Kent Barnett and Jeffrey Berk respectively.
Kent Barnett and Jeffrey Berk use their considerable experience in the field to address key challenges such as attracting and engaging talented associates as well as being experts at measuring human capital in the Human Capital Analytics: Measuring and Improving Talent Development – 2nd Edition. They carefully explain the relevant measurement concepts and then share practical suggestions on how to implement the concepts with step-by-step instructions and plenty of diagrams. The reader will find numerous examples and case studies from KnowledgeAdvisors’ work with clients. In addition to the basics, the book covers concepts such as linking learning to results, the Six Sigma approach, measurement maturity, and manager engagement. Barnett and Berk also address emerging challenges confronting talent managers such as how to measure the increasingly popular informal learning, and how to report results, including next generation executive reporting in order to derive a high performing workforce.
“Human Capital Analytics: Measuring and Improving Talent Development – 2nd Edition” serves as a follow up to Berk and Barnett’s “Human Capital Analytics: Measuring and Improving Talent Development – 1st Edition,” published in 2007, where the surface of measuring human capital was scratched. This book is meant to further thoughts on human capital analytics by taking into account significant emerging issues, ranging from informal learning to scrap learning, that have taken place in recent years.
Organizations interested in these thought provoking concepts can purchase the book, published by Word Association Publishers, at: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1595716440/ .
“If you are looking for a comprehensive overview of human capital investment and its corresponding impact, look no further. Kent Barnett and Jeffrey Berk have created a great resource for executives who need to be current on what, how, and when to measure learning investments in tomorrow’s business world. The insights related to measurement and market performance are especially powerful. Absorb all the takeaways in this great book and you will be leading the talent management race well ahead of your competitors,” states Dr. Nick Bontis, Director, Institute for Intellectual Capital Research.
“‘Human Capital Analytics: Measuring and Improving Talent Development Impact – 2nd Edition’ is a treasure trove of knowledge for any human capital manager looking to develop high performing workforces. Ideas such as dashboards and engaging managers in learning are powerful ways to use data to drive decisions and increase impact from talent investments,” states Dr. Jac Fitz-Enz, author and consultant.
About the Authors:
Kent Barnett is KnowledgeAdvisors’ founder and Chief Executive Officer. He was a co-founder and former President of IT training company, Productivity Point International. Kent also has an extensive background in corporate finance and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
As Chief Operating Officer of KnowledgeAdvisors, Jeffrey Berk is responsible for managing the internal and customer facing operations of the business and formulating strategic solutions. He led the Benchmarking Group at Andersen prior to joining KnowledgeAdvisors and he brings a deep level of expertise in measurement and benchmarking.
For organizations that utilize learning and development to drive business outcomes, KnowledgeAdvisors offers learning measurement software that improves the effectiveness and business impact of learning. Unlike the standard reporting and dashboard features included in most learning and talent management software, we combine data from multiple enterprise systems with information collected through evaluations and assessments to paint a complete picture of learning and business performance. KnowledgeAdvisors can even benchmark your learning programs against other organizations. For more about KnowledgeAdvisors, visit: www.knowledgeadvisors.com .
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