• Employees

Employee Training Hours (OI7877)

Number of training hours provided for employees (full-time, part-time, or temporary) during the reporting period.
Reporting format
Unit Referenced within Metric Definition
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IRIS metric citation
IRIS, 2016. Employee Training Hours (OI7877). v4.0.


Organizations should footnote the types of training provided, particularly those that lead to recognized certifications.

Usage Guidance

  • This metric is intended to capture the sum of all training hours provided to employees and not the average per employee. Trainings can be both internal and external opportunities provided by the organization.
  • Trainings can be categorized as skills-based trainings to advance core job responsibilities (i.e., enhance the employee's ability to do his/her job effectively), skills-based trainings on cross-job functions (e.g., training beyond regular job responsibilities, enabling the employee's ability to advance his/her profession), or trainings on literacy, communications and other life skills (e.g., enhancing the employee's ability to enhance his/her livelihood). Organizations should footnote details on the training(s) provided, including type.