How should I record training for my staff?

How should I record training for my staff?


Whether you have external courses or qualifications that you need your employees to undertake or whether you take the time to run great internal training and coaching, it is important to record the training each employee undertakes.


  • This information can be used at reviews and appraisals. Sometimes your employees may forget what you are investing in them and what they have learnt!
  • There is a cost to manage for training and so you can keep accurate records of what you are investing in your employees.
  • For more formal qualifications then there may be training agreements in place for you to claw back costs if an employee leaves within a certain timescale, accurate records ensure you can process any such claims.

For any Manager looking to manage performance there is inevitably skills gaps to be addressed and so understanding how to write and use training plans is a great way of developing and retaining great team members.

We work with a range of businesses from 1 employee upwards and give guidance and support and how to get the best from their employees. If this is used with accurate training records this can be a powerful tool to guide and manage your teams to being even more effective.

We use a HR software system that helps you do just that, including:

  • Recording each training session undertaken.
  • Detailing and training costs and the training provider.
  • Recording CPD points.
  • Diarising for any refresher training or renewals needed.
  • Recording formal results.


If you would like more information on our HR software and how this can help, then please call Amy on 0844 8797286 to arrange a demo.


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Northern Accountants

Sarah and the team at Quest have provided us HR support since January 2013.

Quest Consulting Services provided us with a comprehensive employment structure with contacts and a handbook and have been on hand to help me deal with the occasional issue I have faced with team members through their telephone support service.

As our personal Consultant, Sarah provides a quality, professional and complete service which is great value for money.

Northern Accountants

Off Limits Corporate Events

Sarah has transformed our HR and has introduced systems that have taken lots of hassle away from staffing issues within our company.

We have worked with Sarah and her team for 5 years and in this time our business has grown considerably. With telephone support available for all our Managers as they need it plus Sarah and her team proactively keeping us updated on changes in legislation we are reassured that we are in safe hands.

The HR software that Quest implemented also helps us keep on top of the routine aspects of HR such as holiday bookings, recording absence, holding personnel records which then allows Sarah and her team easy access to give us relevant advice.

Our Managers have also benefited from workshops run by Sarah to help develop their skills on handling issues such as disciplinary, appraisals, recruitment etc….

The support of Quest is invaluable and provides a much more cost effective solution than employing a HR Manager in house.

Off Limits Corporate Events

10 Associates

Why would anybody NOT have Sarah working 'alongside' their business?

I've known Sarah for many years and she's always been there for me and the business when her wealth of knowledge has been called upon.

We have used Sarah and her team to handle our contracts, handbook and Health & Safety and they are readily available on the telephone when needed or on site at our premises.

Highly recommended.

10 Associates

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