In TrackYourHours, you can easily record all the information you need to keep your completion dates, weekly targets, and more, on track to ensure your goals are reached in a timely manner.
In this guide, we’ll go over the following:
- Selecting a Target Completion Date
- Understanding the Weekly Targets
- Categories with a minimum requirement
- Categories with a maximum limit
Selecting a Target Completion Date
At the top of your Dashboard, select the date you’d like to have your hours completed by. This is the Target Completion Date, and it can be changed at any time. TYH validates the date you enter and will reject an entry if:
- The date doesn’t allow a sufficient number of weeks for you to have 104 weeks of supervised experience. This is a BBS requirement.
- The date requires you to log an average of more than 40 total hours per week. The BBS allows you to claim a maximum of 40 hours per week.
When you select a date, the number of weeks remaining until that date will be displayed, and a Weekly Target will be calculated for:
- Your total hours
- Any category with a minimum requirement
- Any category with a maximum limit
Understanding the Weekly Targets
The Weekly Target column displays the ideal number of hours that should be logged weekly in a given category in order for you to meet the total number of hours required, meet the requirements for any categories that have minimums, and avoid exceeding category maximums and losing hours. This calculation takes into consideration the hours you’ve already logged, and is updated every time you log new hours. If the Weekly Target for your total hours is too high, select a different Target Completion Date until the Weekly Target displays a number that you can realistically log each week.
Categories with a minimum requirement
For categories with a minimum requirement, the Weekly Target shows the minimum number of hours you should average per week to ensure you’ve met the requirement by the time you reach your Target Completion Date. Once you meet the requirement, Min Met will be displayed.
For example, if you have a requirement of logging a minimum of 500 hours in a category and you’ve already logged 300 hours, select a Target Completion Date 50 weeks from today. Your Weekly Target would display 4 or more for this category (200 hours remaining across 50 weeks = 4 hours per week). If you average 4 or more hours per week in this category, you would meet or exceed the minimum requirement by your Target Completion Date. Logging more than 4 hours a week would result in your Weekly Target decreasing over time.
Categories with a maximum limit
For categories with a maximum, the Weekly Target shows the maximum number of hours you should average each week to avoid going over the category maximum. This allows you to focus your training more easily and avoid losing hours. When you hit the maximum in a category, Max Met will be displayed.
For example, if you have a category with a maximum of 500 hours and you’ve already logged 200 hours, select a Target Completion Date that’s 50 weeks from today. Your Weekly Target would display 6 or less for this category (300 hours remaining until you hit the maximum across 500 weeks = 6 hours per week). If you average 6 or fewer hours a week in this category, you would avoid going over the category maximum by your Target Completion Date. You can always go over a category maximum; however, you’ll lose hours that could be delegated elsewhere.