Learning budget per business entity employee

This measure calculates the budget allocated to learning for the 12-month period per business entity employee. This measure is part of a set of Cost Effectiveness measures that help companies understand all cost expenditures related to the process "develop and train employees."

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Measure Category:
Cost Effectiveness
Measure Id:
100823
Total Sample Size:
1,077 All Companies
Performers:
25th
Median
75th

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Units for this measure are dollars. Higher values are better.

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Budget for learning/Number of business entity employees

Key Terms

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Cost Effectiveness

Cost effectiveness measures are those in which two related variables, one of which is the cost and one of which is the related outcome related to the expenditure are used to determine a particular metric value.

Median

The metric value which represents the 50th percentile of a peer group. This could also be communicated as the metric value where half of the peer group sample shows lower performance than the expressed metric value or half of the peer group sample shows higher performance than the expressed metric value.

Full-time Employee, Part-time Employee, and Temporary Employee

Full-time Employee

For the purpose of this survey, a regular full-time employee is hired for an indefinite period of time and is normally scheduled to work forty hours per week. Appointment is continuous, subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding.

Part-time Employee

For the purpose of this survey, a regular part-time employee is hired for an indefinite period of time and is scheduled to work less than forty hours per week.

Temporary Employee

A temporary employee is employed for a finite period of time, to fulfill a time-limited role, or to fill the role of a permanent employee who is absent from work. The length of time an employee can work for the organization and be considered a temporary employee may be governed by employment legislation.

Business Entity

For survey purposes, a business entity is defined as an entity that:

  1. performs significant aspects of the processes for the surveys identified, or
  2. is part of a cost or revenue center within the company.

Within your organization, diverse departments may be geographically co-located, with closely integrated operations that form part of one "business entity" which may be a great distance apart. When trying to determine if related parts of your operation should be considered a single business entity, look for the following characteristics:

  • Do they operate closely together?
  • Do they serve many of the same customers?
  • Do they support the same region or product group?
  • Do they share any performance measures?
  • Is data meaningful at a consolidated level?

Examples of business entity definition:

  1. A general ledger accounting unit located in Germany has two groups. One performs general ledger accounting for the corporate headquarters, which has three business units. The other group does general ledger accounting for one of the three business units. In spite of their geographic co-location, their roles are substantially different and consolidating their data into a single response would make it less meaningful. Each group should be treated as a separate business entity.
  2. Three business units within a corporation use a shared services center for accounts payable and expense reimbursement, but are self-supporting for the other financial processes. The best approach is to make the shared services centre a separate business entity for accounts payable and expense reimbursement, and to retain the three original business units for the other financial processes.
  3. A global manufacturing company has five plant locations, each manufacturing product and each with its own logistics operations. For purposes of completing a manufacturing and logistics survey, they should be treated as five separate business entities.

Measure Scope

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Cross Industry (7.2.1)

  • 7.3.4.1 - Align employee with organization development needs (10490) - Aligning the needs of the employees to development needs.
  • 7.3.4.2 - Define employee competencies (16940) - Defining the skills, knowledge, abilities, and attributes needed to carry out a specific job.
  • 7.3.4.3 - Align learning programs with competencies (10491) - Aligning the learning programs with the core capabilities and competencies of the organization. Contextualize the training programs so that employees can expand their knowledge base and add new skills in line with the core competencies of the organization.
  • 7.3.4.4 - Establish training needs by analysis of required and available skills (10492) - Determining the training necessitated by business processes, using an examination of skill sets that are needed by the organization and those already possessed. Examine the various skills required by individual employees. Design training in light of the availability of resources to provide specific segments of training.
  • 7.3.4.5 - Develop, conduct, and manage employee and/or management training programs (10493) - Creating, implementing, and managing the programs for training employees. Create and design sessions on the basis of the needs and the availability of the skills. Conduct the sessions on the ground. Manage all aspects related to the training programs. Consider including literacy training, interpersonal skills training, technical training, problem-solving training, diversity or sensitivity training, etc.
  • 7.3.4.6 - Manage examinations and certifications (20125) - Managing identified training programs for employees. Engage with industries to provide certifications, administer certification test, and maintain active certification.
    • 7.3.4.6.1 - Liaise with external certification authorities (20126) - Coordinating with third party certification authorities to provide training and certifications for necessary skills.
    • 7.3.4.6.2 - Administer certification tests (20127) - Providing tests to the workforce that will satisfy completion of certifications.
    • 7.3.4.6.3 - Appraise experience qualifications (20128) - Ascertaining the experience level needed to qualify for a specific job or certification within the organization. Some certificates require practical experience as well as training programs.
    • 7.3.4.6.4 - Administer certificate issue and maintenance (20129) - Administering certificates to all candidates that have successfully met experience qualifications, and passed all tests necessary to obtain the certificate.