Corporate Program Evaluations

Written by Nicholas Kamuda
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Corporate program evaluations are a useful tool for all kinds of businesses, both large and small. Usually performed by independent contractors, program evaluations can lead to startling discoveries about both corporate programs and employee interactions. Corporate program evaluations are generally performed over a year or so, giving the analysts sufficient time to gather meaningful data.

Different evaluation companies have standards for their assessments, but there are a few general guidelines the many companies adhere to. Firstly, a successful assessment must generate a set of recommendations for the business. As many companies design their assessments to function as business utilities, cohesive recommendations can usually be easily drawn from the data that results from the survey.

Secondly, a good program evaluation must be able to predict business behaviors based on the gathered data. Since chance always has a role in modern business, especially for larger companies or government bodies, the assessment must be able to control the role of chance in the business. Many companies seek to do this by providing quantitative results in the form of hard data.

Other Features of Corporate Program Evaluations

While there are other standards for corporate program evaluations, the most important features of the report include high degrees of reliability and validity. The quantitative results must be duplicable through statistical analysis, and the recommended actions must be backed by proof of their business validity. Besides generating a clear, cohesive report, following these standards can help turn the report into a springboard for valuable business discussions.


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