White paper:

History of corporate training evaluation models
(& FUture possibilities and approaches)

Quote: “As we have seen, since 1959 most of the training evaluations have been centered around training evaluation models (such as Kirkpatrick's) and consulting-like approach towards executing them. Training evaluation approach prescribed by the evaluation models requires projects that are big in scope. That's why it either requires companies to bring in external consultants or allocate a significant portion of the HR team's time. All of this has often been very costly and not necessarily efficient. As a result, training evaluation beyond collecting feedback and calculating average numbers remains to be a rarity.”