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Measuring & Evaluating

Assessment is essential to ensuring that an employability pipeline works effectively. Within partnerships, processes can be enhanced by a shared approach through the implementation of a Common Assessment Framework. 

Rocket Science have delevoped the CAT II (Cashflow Assessment Tool Mark 2) which is a free to use tool.

When your partnership begins a new project or way of working it is essential that the successes and challenges are accurately monitored and evaluated. This sections provides guidance on key areas to consider, and provdes a simple guide to assist you with this process.

A Management Information System (MIS) records and reports information about the beneficiaries of employability support, it tracks and manages clients through a range of provider services and interventions; and it provides robust and reliable data on progress, of the individual, the service provision and the wider programme. 

Soft Outcomes are outcomes from training, support or guidance interventions, which unlike hard outcomes, such as qualifications and jobs, cannot be measured directly or tangibly. This section will help you understand what is meant by soft outcomes and distance travelled and how to measure and record them.

Social Return on Investment (SROI) is a framework for measuring a concept of value that is much broader than simply financial. It tells the story of how change is being created by measuring social, environmental and economic outcomes and uses monetary values to represent them.

SROI is an impact measurement tool which looks at the complete story of an organisation's outcomes.