Number of learning days per employee

This measure calculates the average number of days per employee that were dedicated to learning. It is calculated by dividing the total number of days utilized for learning a particular task/subject by the total number of employees dedicated to learning a particular task/subject. As part of a set of Supplemental Information measures, it helps companies evaluate additional variables not covered elsewhere for the "develop and train employees" process.

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Measure Category:
Supplemental Information
Measure Id:
100218
Total Sample Size:
2,041 All Companies
Performers:
25th
Median
75th

Compute this Measure

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

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Number of days dedicated to formal learning per employee

Key Terms

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Supplemental Information

Supplemental information is data that APQC determines is relevant to decision support for a specific process, but does not fit into the other measure categories such as cost effectiveness, cycle time, or staff productivity.

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.

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.