5 Steps for Implementing Your Skills Tracking System

Last week I was on the phone with a potential client and they asked me to explain in one page the advantages and practical steps to implementing a skills tracking system in their company.  Here it is I hope you find it useful.

The benefits of a skills tracking system are considerable. The enterprise receives an in depth picture of where skills fulfill specific requirements and where they fall short (gap analysis). A skills baseline is developed. Responsibilities are put in place for fulfilling baseline requirements.

In due course, company performance always increases with more informed skills management.  Through: Read more…

Skills Audit (3/3): Analyzing Your Audit

Welcome to the third part in this series of implementing a skills audit. Part one covered ensuring that leaders, managers, and employees are aware of, and buy into, the importance of a skills audit. Part two showed how to implement a skills audit step by step.

In the third and last installment of this series I will go into the reporting analytics and output you should strive to achieve during a skills audit, and the questions that should be answered.

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Skills Audit (2/3): Conducting the Audit

How to Conduct a Skills Audit

In the first part of our talk about skills audits, we created a  picture of  what is a skill audit, ant the benefits of a skill audit for organizations and leaders. Now it is time to provide more detailed recommendations as to how a skills audit should be conducted.

We must say that implementing a skills audit strategy can be easier than first imagined.  There is no better way to ensure an ideal employee-job fit better than a well-developed skills audit.

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Skills Audit (1/3): The Necessity of a Skills Audit

Persuading leaders, managers, and employees that a skills audit is necessary.

Part 1 of 3 in how to Implement a Successful Skills Inventory Audit

Today, skills management has become an indispensable element of an organizations’ performance. Employees are expected to possess a diversity of skills and capabilities, but not all organizations know how to manage the vast array of employee skills. Conducting a skills audit; is the first step to harnessing the best from your employees.

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Best Practices in Skills Management Techniques

We want to be competent in everything we do. We spend years, trying to get a degree in one or more disciplines. However, one day, we suddenly realize that something is wrong. We fail to cope with even the simplest workplace tasks, and the employer does not look very satisfied with our work. This is when, most probably, for the first time in our lives, we suddenly realize the importance of being competent. This is when we suddenly understand how important it is to be able to identify and close the existing competency gaps.

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