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IT Training Policy

By keithmole ·
IT seems that every organisation I start with requires this topic to be done. Once again I find myself looking a producing a policy of training for IT staff - looking at internal, external training, overseas training and travel and attending conferences.
Not being one to re- invent the wheel - is there any good white papers out there on best practice in Staff training?. I just need to get my head around it and I'll be able to get under way. I have writers block at the moment..

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IT Training Policy

by CallCtrMgr In reply to IT Training Policy

I have seen it broken out two different ways.

1. It can be based on a percentage of a person's base salary. The example I heard of was for each different employee that they would calculate that 6% of their salary is the amount of money set aside for training for that person for the year.

2. The second way is based on a certain number of hours per year. At our company it is based on an average of 40 hours of training per person per year.

Good luck.

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As a minimum!

by DC_GUY In reply to IT Training Policy

If you're not giving your employees at least one week of training per year, they're falling behind and so are you.

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Several white papers on training

by Kimberly.Henderson In reply to IT Training Policy

We have quite a few white papers on training here:

Please let us know which ones are the greatest help.

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IT Training

by CallCtrMgr In reply to IT Training Policy

I have heard of a couple of different ways to manage this. The first is to select a number of hours per year a person would attend training. In our firm it is targeted at 40 hours per year. I have also heard in a graduate class that I took that another classmate's company set the funding for training as a percentage of the person's salary. In there case, I believe, it was 6% of the salary was used to determine how much to budget for training. An alternative which has little to no cost associated with it is what a boss I had called technical vitality. A person would spend "x" amount of time a month working in another part of the IT organization to help build contacts, build in teamwork, improve their overall knowledge and attempt to stop burnout. Good luck!

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