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How do you quantify your on-the-job training hours?


In the last year,  I organized our companies training program. We can easily monitor workshops, classroom, and webinar training hours but I  need to establish a system for monitor on-the-job training hours.

I am interested in how your company qauntifies and monitors your on-the-job training hours.

Our employees have been conducting on-the-job training naturally over the years. I am also welcome suggestions on how to approach getting these employees involved in the tracking and monitoring  of on-the-job training hours.  I need advice on making this transition easier.

2 Responses

  1. CPD Log

    It really depends on the culture of the organisation.  In my view the easiest way of keeping this type of information is for all individuals to take ownership of their Continuing Professional Development log.  I know that’s easier said than done and many organisations struggle to embed this practice.  However, if you can create a culture in which a simple CPD log is always to hand that can be whipped out and annotated at any time with the training, the time and the "tutor" then this is possibly the quickest and simplest ways of maintaining this ad hoc type of record. 

    It takes discipline and will need checking periodically and line managers will need to champion this to make it work, but in my view you need to keep this as simple as possible.  The people receiving the training are at the coal face and that’s the easiest place for it to be logged.  The logs can be copied on a quarterly basis and collated centrally to measure the training if that’s what you need to do.

    If you need a copy of a simple CPD log let me know.  Hope this helps.


  2. If it helps I have written over a million words in CPD log

    Good to see the value of a CPD log highlighted.

    If it helps I have kept a hand written learning log in simple A4 format since February 1987 – now 1467 entries.

    You won’t find me arguing against the significance of learner-driven informal development, problem is the recording of this seems a monumentally difficult task for so many.

    If you would like a copy of my learning log sheet, or for my ’50 tips for learning loggers’ just contact me offline, and I wll be happy to share my considerable experience.

    Good luck…

    Andrew Gibbons

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