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What information should an employee training database contain?


If you have a training database for every employee, what information would you have on it that is helpful. Obviously stuff about qualifications and registration but what else?

Patricia Proctor

2 Responses

  1. Training Database Details
    In addition to personal and staff details…

    a. Dates of course/training/learning event.
    b. Costs
    c. Value to:
    1. Individual
    2. Department
    3. Organisation

    Post-course: (within 2 weeks)

    d. Has the student been able to apply the learning – how?
    e. Has the learning been shared – how?

    3 month point:

    see a-e above.

    f. Has the training need been met?
    g. Would you recommend the training/course? (to who & why)

    These are basic details we capture on our database. I hope this is useful to you.


  2. Decide your aims.
    Hi Patricia
    Why are you keeping the database? What do you hope to get from it? I think answering these questions will decide the content you require.
    We keep a database of training undertaken so that individuals have a record of events attended and the organisation can produce reports on expenditure, providers, time consumed,uptake by specific groups of staff, willingness to cascade etc.
    Individuals keep their own reflective records of training experiences and future action plans.


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