SkillsTx now has integrated Bongo Video Assessment Technology.   This partnership brings enhanced and scalable validated skills assessment at a distance For publication: BRISBANE, Queensland, June 25, 2020   SkillsTx proudly announces a partnership with Bongo Allowing the integration of their asynchronous video assessment within the SkillsTx solution. Bongo is a world leader in video assessment technology for evaluation and feedback. Confirmation of skills can now be distributed across a peer...

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The Covid-19 pandemic is forcing a significant change to our patterns, both at work and from a personal perspective. Some people are finding themselves out of work, furloughed temporarily, or with an uncertain future due to the economic impact. We don't yet know how long this will take to play out or what the recovery will look like. We can, however, take positive steps to...

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skills inventory issues

Skills Assessment mistakes continue! The current COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic is further highlighting issues with the approach many companies are still taking to understand the skills of their people.   Frustratingly a number of professional bodies, consultancy and services organizations are still recommending an approach which fails to provide a complete answer to the "what skills do we have" question. This can negatively impact risk management and business continuity...

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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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Objective vs Subjective

When trying to compare tools or approaches to assessments, interviews etc., sometimes the question comes up about the difference and benefits of 'objective' vs 'subjective'. Unfortunately some of the responses and content on this subject are quite misleading, and often the wrong questions are asked.     Definitions   First, let's start with understanding the definition of these terms:   Subjective: Based on or influenced by personal feelings, tastes, or opinions. ‘his views are...

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People have a lot more skills than required by their current role and more than a third of roles will require a different mix of skills within the next year. So, why restrict skills assessments to the requirements of current roles only. Consider these statistics: SFIA (the Skills Framework for the Information Age) Data from the Digital Skills Landscape Report 2018, show that, on average an individual...

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