HR Manager: Any idea why 3 of our top people left this week HasBean? HasBean: It’s normal, you win some, you lose some. HR Manager: Are we giving them enough opportunities to develop towards a future job? HasBean: Yeah, Junior PM, PM, Senior PM. You know, job family stuff. HR Manager: But what about those looking for different challenges? HasBean: Ah, like the 3 who just left. As I said,...

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Skills for current roles will be different in 6 months time

Employee: So far you only seem interested in the skills I use for my current role. HasBean: Correct, we know what skills we require today, and have assessed you against those skills. Employee: Experts agree that skills for current roles will be different in 6 months time. So, what about skills from my previous roles and recent projects? They are still up to date. I'm just not...

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SFIA Council and Global Design Authority Board member and SkillsTx President, Matthew Burrows, will be hosting one of the Transforming Tech Talent Hot Topics Roundtables at the CompTIA EMEA Conference in London at 1500-1600 on October 8th. Book now, and join Matthew to have all your questions answered around Digital Skills Management and SFIA (the Skills Framework for the Information Age). https://www.comptia.org/emea  ...

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Ensure you have the skills you need first before starting the project

CEO: Exciting times ahead team. Development of the new product just got the Green light! Team member: Great! When do we start. CEO: As soo as you can tell me we have the skills needed. HasBean: That's strange, we normally just kick things off, and then work that out? CEO: Exactly, that's why the last 3 projects were over time and over budget!!! ...

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Don't mistake having tools for having competent skills to use them

HasBean: Hey boss, I've done the skills inventory you have been asking for. CEO: Excellent news, let's take a look. HasBean: For instance we can see here, John has ITIL, SQL, PowerBi. CEO: What! Well, that's like saying John has a hammer, saw and chisel. CEO: What we need to know, is how competent he is at cabinet making, joinery or odd-jobs using those tools. HasBean: Ahhh! Ooops!...

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Human Capital Management systems lack the functionality to effectively manage the skills of your Digital and ICT and Cybersecurity specialists!   You can't use a hammer for every job, so you're going to need more than one tool in your toolkit!   Many companies have been implementing Human Capital Management (HCM), Talent Management, or HR systems across their workforce. They do work well for covering several generic people management...

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