The economy and the workforce have evolved beyond the traditional understanding and capabilities of many human resources (HR) and training divisions. As HR analysts and learning experts Gene Pease, Bonnie Beresford and Lew Walker argue, other professions effectively leverage data and evidence in making decisions, yet HR and learning officers generally rely on experience and instinct. Even so, most seasoned learning and development professionals will find nothing new in this manual’s first few chapters. The fun begins when you jump ahead to the fourth or fifth chapters, and thoroughly read the eighth and ninth chapters, as well as Appendix F, which offers terrific advice on collecting needed data. getAbstract recommends that less-experienced learning and HR officers read the entire book, which – including the content-rich appendices – offers action-oriented advice and tools to dive deep into HR and learning analytics.