SHOULD A COMPANY INVEST IN TRAINING - Costs/Benefits of PMP Certification on a Construction Project

Malgorzata Plaza, Komal Naz, Anthony Sangra

Abstract

Training is an attractive solution in times where economy experiences a decline in the supply of skilled workers, which is the current trend in the Canadian construction industry. Regardless of its form, employee’s training is expensive, so its benefits should be carefully assessed to assure a proper return from the investment. Research offers several methods, which can be used to measure the outcomes of training. Neither of those methods includes the non-linear changes of performance due to the “learning on the job” effect, which can be depicted by an employee’s progress curve. This paper explores various training assessment approaches and offers analytical decision model. The model can be used to evaluate the impact of employee’s progress curve on the time after which the benefits of training balance its costs. The model is illustrated with a real case of a construction project, in which cost effectiveness of hiring a senior PM is compared to training of a senior and a junior PMs, who are with the company for a number of years. The results of the study demonstrate that training of a senior PM is the most beneficial option.

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Plaza M., Naz K. and Sangra A. (2012). SHOULD A COMPANY INVEST IN TRAINING - Costs/Benefits of PMP Certification on a Construction Project . In Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Operations Research and Enterprise Systems - Volume 1: ICORES, ISBN 978-989-8425-97-3, pages 371-379. DOI: 10.5220/0003718803710379


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@conference{icores12,
author={Malgorzata Plaza and Komal Naz and Anthony Sangra},
title={SHOULD A COMPANY INVEST IN TRAINING - Costs/Benefits of PMP Certification on a Construction Project},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Operations Research and Enterprise Systems - Volume 1: ICORES,},
year={2012},
pages={371-379},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003718803710379},
isbn={978-989-8425-97-3},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Operations Research and Enterprise Systems - Volume 1: ICORES,
TI - SHOULD A COMPANY INVEST IN TRAINING - Costs/Benefits of PMP Certification on a Construction Project
SN - 978-989-8425-97-3
AU - Plaza M.
AU - Naz K.
AU - Sangra A.
PY - 2012
SP - 371
EP - 379
DO - 10.5220/0003718803710379