Kirkpatrick's Four Levels of Training Evaluation

Kirkpatrick's Four Levels of Training Evaluation Book Cover Kirkpatrick's Four Levels of Training Evaluation
James D. Kirkpatrick & Wendy Kayser Kirkpatrick
Human Resources
Association for Talent Development
2016

This is a quite specialist book that builds on the original Four Levels of Training Evaluation by Don Kirkpatrick to bring it up-to-date and even more relevant to today’s times and needs, through additional interpretation and new research.
Enter the New World Kirkpatrick Model, a training evaluation methodology that places people with analytical metrics at the heart of a process that is said to boost training success, ongoing work evaluation and personal development.
It appears to be a sensitive and powerful upgrade to an originally well-received process and when correctly deployed it should be a positive asset to a company and help stretch and extend existing employees, allowing them to reach new corporate and personal goals.
To be fair, the book could have been a little more readable and accessible, especially bearing in mind there may be readers who are not so familiar with the original process. A tighter edit and greater readability would have made it a more manageable book for a broader audience, as many of the elements covered could even be taken and adapted for use elsewhere. It would have just been a win-win, albeit a small minor point in the greater scheme of things.
There is, as you may expect, a mass of references and further reading suggestions too, so you can really fill your boots and deep-dive along specific thought processes and research strands.
In any case, this is not an expensive book and for those who need this sort of material it can be an instant purchase decision. For many others, there may be benefits to be had and it could be worth a bit of a skim to see what you may get out of it.