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Author name: John Kleist III

John Kleist III is the Chief Growth Officer for SkillsTX and author of Digital Talent Strategies, a popular newsletter on LinkedIn. John proudly considers himself a Talent Management Revolutionary: Spearheading Skills-Based Digital Talent Strategies with SkillsTX Talent eXperience Skills Intelligence and the #SFIA Framework | Unlock Your #PassionForPotential.

Stuck in Training Purgatory? How SFIA Can Set You (and Your Budget) Free

Let’s start by talking about wasted time… How many hours have you spent in training courses that felt like a slow descent into learning oblivion? You nod politely, frantically scribble notes that will never see the light of day again, and emerge a certificate richer but no wiser. This, my friends, is the unfortunate reality […]

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Future-Proof Your Workforce with SFIA-Based Mentoring

Is your mentoring approach future-proofing your workforce effectively? If you’re not sure, it might be time to rethink your strategy! Organizations are increasingly seeking ways to nurture talent, foster continuous learning, and strategically align skill sets to meet dynamic business needs. That’s where SFIA-based mentoring capabilities in SkillsTX Talent eXperience Skills Intelligence come in—a game-changing

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Unleashing the Power of Tailored Learning and Development with SFIA

In the relentless whirlwind of today’s dynamic business world, organizations grapple with a perpetual quest to pinpoint and conquer skill gaps, vital for maintaining their competitive edge. Simultaneously, ambitious employees relentlessly pursue growth and career advancement, hungry for opportunities to ascend to new heights. The Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA) from the SFIA

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The Digital Skills Gap Solution: How Organizations Can Prepare for the AI Era

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is transforming the world of work at an unprecedented rate. From automating mundane tasks to revolutionizing industries, AI-powered tools are exciting and worrisome. One of the most significant concerns surrounding AI’s rise is its potential to displace human workers and exacerbate existing inequalities. While valid, these fears shouldn’t overshadow AI’s immense opportunities

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Demystifying Expertise: SFIA – A Scientific Approach to Knowledge, Skill Proficiency, and Competence

LinkedIn says the word ‘expert’ is used in over 60% of job descriptions. The imprecise and subjective term “expert” should be banished from job descriptions and replaced by clear and measurable skill requirements to avoid bias and ensure objective candidate evaluation. By discarding the nebulous term “expert” and embracing a structured approach to skill assessment,

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The Desperate Need for SFIA in the Americas for Aligning HR and Digital Teams

Why is it that despite the clear demand from senior leaders for a standardized skills framework, most in the Americas remain oblivious to a solution that’s been around for over 20 years? SFIA (Skills Framework for the Information Age) from the non-profit SFIA Foundation is not just a concept but a countrywide standard in Australia and

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SFIA 9 Beta: Transforming the Future of Digital Skills

The wait is over! SFIA 9 Beta is here, packed with thrilling updates to revolutionize how we define and develop digital skills. Let’s explore the exciting new features and why this release is a game-changer for professionals, organizations, and governments. Comprehensive Skill Updates SFIA (Skills Framework for the Information Age) version 9 Beta boasts significant

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Revolutionizing Digital Skills with SFIA: A Conversation on the Service Management Leadership Podcast – Copy

The Challenge: Objective and Consistent Talent Evaluation In the constantly evolving digital landscape, accurately and objectively assessing and measuring digital and professional skills remains a formidable challenge. Whether you’re an individual striving to advance your career, a team leader seeking to optimize your workforce, or even a government agency aiming to build a skilled nation,

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Companies Need to Stop Using Keyword Searches to Find Digital Talent

I recently received a LinkedIn InMail from a talent recruiter at a company hiring for a “Data Cloud Expert” role. The message said: Hi John, you have a great background with Salesforce. I’m reaching out because we’re looking for a Data Cloud Expert to join our team. The problem is that I have no experience

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Ditch Degrees and Years of Experience, Embrace Passion: SFIA – The Rosetta Stone for Digital Talent

It’s that time again, folks. The confetti’s settled, the bubbly’s flat and a fresh year stretches before us like a blank canvas. And just like we resolve to eat healthier or finally learn French, it’s also time to consider some bold resolutions for our organizations. Today, I’m throwing down the gauntlet, not at gym memberships

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