Learning and Development Manager: Hi Jane, how was the Foundation Training I organised for you last week? Jane: Unfortunately, a total waste of time. Even the instructor said I should have booked the Practitioner course. Learning and Development Manager: Did you not pick the most appropriate training as mapped to your skill gap analysis? Jane: Yes, I picked the Practitioner course which was. BUT HasBean insisted the Foundation...

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We need a skills inventory

Director: HB, an industry analyst has recommended we urgently evaluate our skills gaps and risks. So, we need a skills inventory. HasBean: That's easy! I'll organise a skills assessment for everyone against their current job descriptions. Director: So, you have all the job descriptions handy? HasBean: Definitely, we published them all on the intranet during the major org restructure project 3 years ago. Director: I'd be shocked to hear our skill...

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Inaccurate skills data is LESS helpful than having no data at all

Manager: HB, I need someone to do trend analysis on our Incident data now. Do we have anyone? HasBean: Looking at the data from the skills assessments I organised last month, I'd say Jane is the one. She has excellent analytics skills. Manager: Hi Jane, HasBean tells me you have the analytical skills I need for analysing the Incident data this week. Jane: I know I selected every...

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How not to conduct a performance review

How NOT to conduct a Performance Review: HasBean: Hi. Come on in. Take a seat. Employee: Thanks. It's been a while HB. How are things with you? HasBean: Really good thanks. I've just got back from a lovely break down the coast. How are you doing? Employee: Great thanks. Everything seems to be going well here, and I've some leave planned with my family next month. Employee: I guess we...

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is belief enoigh when it comes to digital skills

The mere belief you have sufficient digital skills may not be enough, you need the data to back it up. According to a 2018 survey “Only 16% of executives believe their teams have the capabilities to deliver their digital strategy” The survey reported that less than half (45 per cent) of executives are confident in their own digital skills and ability to lead their organization in the digital...

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