This metric is based on the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 Guidelines. It covers one of the requirements of Indicator G4-LA9 - 'Average hours of training per year per employee by gender, and by employee category'.
Maintaining and improving human capital, particularly through training that expands the knowledge base of employees, is a key element in organizational development. This Indicator provides insight into the scale of the organization’s investment in this area and the degree to which the investment is made across the entire employee base. Access to training opportunities can also support progress in other areas of social performance, such as ensuring equal opportunity in the workplace. It also contributes to motivating improvement at the personal and organizational level.
This metric is looking for the average hours of training per employee during the reporting period:
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To calculate the average hours of training that the organization's employees have udertaken per year - G4-LA9-a:
Identify the total number of employees.
Identify the total number of training hours undertaken throughout the reporting period for all employees.
Identify the average number of training hours undertaken by employees during the reporting period. (Average training hours per employee = total number of training hours provided to employees / total number of employees).