Consultant: It's really important to explain to the staff why they are doing the assessment, and how the data will be used afterwards. HasBean: Nonsense, I'll just send an email telling them to complete it by Friday! Employee 1: So, I selected every skill at all levels, to make sure I'm not the next one out the door. You? Employee 2: I didn't select any skills, I've been...

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Skills development planning

HasBean: I can't believe it's been 12 months since our last development planning session. Thanks for being so punctual. Employee: To be honest, I'm pretty keen to get going after last year. You remember, there was no money left in the training budget. HasBean: It's the new financial year now, and there is still plenty in the training budget. So what do you have in mind? Employee: Great,...

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SkillsTx Education launches certified training for people managers and system administrators.       Both these training courses include SFIA basics and impart the knowledge to truly exploit the benefits of SkillsTx and SFIA.     Many of our clients are happy to exploit our online support options including tutorials and context based help to drive their use of SkillsTx. However, we also recognize that some of our clients prefer the formal 'proof' that...

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Data Scientist: Hey HasBean, I need to plan the development of my Data Scientist skills. What do I use to do that around here? HasBean: What's so special about your skills that you need a special development plan? Data Scientist: Our professional skills need to be developed, and supported with training and other development actions. HR Manager: Just ignore him Richard, we use SFIA. It covers all your...

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data is the new oil

CEO: Hey HasBean, I've just read that 'data is the new oil, fueling the digital economy'. HasBean: Yeah?!? I guess so. CEO: And that our digital and IT workers, and their specialist skills and competencies, are a key to this. HasBean: Specialist skills? HasBean: We've got generic competencies in our HR system. To be honest, 'generic' makes my life easier. CEO: Yes, but we really need to assess and develop...

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Service Desk Manager: Hi HB, I need another resource for the Service Desk. Digital Forensics Team Leader: And I'm looking for a Digital Forensics Specialist. HasBean: No problem! Create vacancy requests in the new HR system, choosing the required competency from the 8 listed in the system, and I'll do a candidate search. Service Desk Manager: [thinking out loud, while entering data in the system] Hmmm, this competency...

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