[embed]https://youtu.be/yUnra6YHy_I[/embed]   Webinar: Join internationally renowned business leaders David Cannon and Matthew Burrows as they discuss how the SFIA framework has helped thousands of organizations to successfully anticipate, train and acquire talent to meet their constantly changing resource needs. - How is digital technology changing the role of IT staff and technology managers? - What are the most important skills to be focusing on for the next...

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[embed]https://youtu.be/IZ1q2mEHOPY[/embed] BRM and SFIA - Using Skills & Competencies to Build Better Relationships We don’t need to tell you that the world is changing. Today, technology is everywhere, and those working in Information Technology (IT) are having more challenges in managing all things ‘tech’. There’s not a business or service that is not being enabled by technology, as it’s become the core of much innovation and the...

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The bad news! People and Skills are not high enough priority As the critical dependency for digital and technology related specialists increases, the demand creates skills shortages, with employers fighting to attract and retain top talent. Organizations must work hard to show they are an employer of choice through showcasing their commitment to professional recognition and development, or risk losing people to more attractive competitors. Although most organizations...

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SFIA and SkillsTx are truly Global

Truly Global? What we mean when we describe SFIA and SkillsTx as truly global. You may be aware that each SFIA8 skill description is precise, reflecting many hours of thought and international collaboration. In order to ensure that SFIA retains its Universal applicability, the SFIA Foundation requires the same level of preciseness in regard to its language translations. For instance, their network of volunteers, using the same...

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[video width="1920" height="1080" mp4="https://skillstx.com/wp-content/uploads/SFIA_AssessmentScheme_announcement-1.mp4"][/video]   The SFIA Foundation have defined an accreditation scheme Category A: SFIA Accreditation for Individuals, for their knowledge and experience in using SFIA (including SFIA Practitioners, Consultants, Trainers and Assessors) Category B: Certification for Professionals whose skills and competencies are described using SFIA, and wish to be recognised for their Knowledge, Skill and Competency Category C: SFIA Accreditation for Organisations who use SFIA...

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[embed]https://youtu.be/rPhqgrOygWI[/embed] Digital Leadership Effective Leadership includes the ability to set direction and strategy. In the Digital and IT space, there are many things that we have to set direction on – digital transformation, whether we move everything to the cloud, which technologies to invest in, how to support our organizations achieving their overall business outcomes and objectives Critical Dependency Our world has become increasing dependent on digital technology. It’s...

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Digital skills demand skyrockets in North America

According to the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) report, Assessing the State of Digital Skills in the U.S. Economy, domestic and international digital skill assessments show America is lagging behind global competitors. Globally the economy is becoming digitalized, and analysts at research firm IDC estimate 60% of global GDP will be digitalized by the beginning of 2023. American organizations will need digital skills to...

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Following the successful SFIA 8 Beta launch on 30th June 2021 for comment, along with my colleagues on the SFIA Global Design Authority Board, we processed all the feedback and made a few additional changes ready for the full release. The feedback was extremely positive - people particularly loved the new skills and the improved readability throughout. As a result of all this hard work...

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What do reach for when we want to know the meaning of a word? Yes - a dictionary!   We use a dictionary so we have a common understanding of what something means.   SFIA, the Skills Framework for the Information Age, is the common language that describes the skills, competencies and activities we have in digital and technology-related specialisms. In effect it is the dictionary for our industry,...

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