Mostly all the companies hire new staff around the year and sometimes they need to hire some staff or employees that have no experience at all. This way the company takes the extra responsibility of training those employees and making them to work in the company with maximum skills and expertise. Every company has a HR department which this kind of matter such as firing existing staff, estimating the needs of the company, interviewing and hiring new staff members, training them and place them at the right place where they should be placed. When you hire a small amount of untrained staff, it’s not that big of deal for the company as those employees will learn while working with existing staff and observing their work and duties but if you have hired a huge number of new and untrained employees, don’t expect it to be a piece of cake. You will have to train and teach all those employees and bring the best out of each one of them. In this situation, you need to keep a documented proof of each employee’s training process, his performance and progress. Keeping this document or information in documentation form is called keeping an employee training log.
An employee training log is a book in which you keep the untrained or under training employees such as their names, designations, their trainee, the date they joined the team, the expected duration of time they will be ready to work for the company and space for regular updates about them by their trainee or instructor. This way by taking a glance, the supervisor understands about the progress ration of individual employees and as the log also keeps their special skills or expertise, they can be considered to be placed on the related posts before they even finish their training. Sometimes companies ask their managers or supervising staff to keep such logs to put the observations of the employees where some companies ask individual employees to keep such a log by themselves. This way an employee can write his or her own experience and review about the training and if he is learning anything or just wasting time. These logs are at the end of the each session or the entire training, are reviewed and analyzed by a supervisor who then decided which employee has learned the most and which one needs to take the training again.
Here is preview of a Free Sample Employee Training Log Template created using MS Excel,
Companies usually prepare their own employee training logs but if you don’t know how to do that or your company is not that big, you can get help from some websites. There are many websites on the internet which offer to create such a log free of cost and you don’t have to do much effort. Also if you don’t want to do either of the above, you can prepare a simple log by yourself at home. It’s up to you if you want to create it on a paper or want to use a computer to create a new spreadsheet which will serve as a simple yet professional training log.
General uses of an employee training log in our daily lives:
- This program controls the training of employees and new staff in the company.
- It makes the employee to understand the job requirement in a better way.
- It helps the trainee to find out the best employees during the training and by doing so; one can eliminate the unprofessional or less skills employees before properly hiring them.
- You can present a presentation about the ongoing training to the owner or the management because by using this log, you have clear knowledge of each employee’s expertise and abilities.
Here is download link for this Employee Training Log Template,