What are the Digital Skills Management challenges?   People, their skills and experience, have become a critical aspect for the operations of companies with a dependency on Information & Communications Technology.   Over the last few decades we’ve experienced a digital revolution which has moved through a phase where the technology was behind-the-scenes or ‘back office’, often supporting business processes but with a manual workaround for when the technology...

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Resolutions Here are a few suggestions for you to consider. 1.     Confirm the skills of my workforce So that I know whether we have any gaps or risks which need addressing. Armed with this information you can also quickly find the resources you require for a project or virtual team. I can’t afford to not know the answer to the “what skills do we have?” question. 2.   Update job...

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Workforce planning. The process of forecasting your staffing needs and working out the range of ways you can create and maintain the workforce to help you to achieve your business goals over the longer term. For example: Managing Digital Transformation. Workforce Development. The planned development of staff to improve the ability to meet future business needs. Whether those be in: » Business or job requirements » Client and...

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Are we overly humble in our opinion of our digital skills or could the reverse be true?     What are the good skills?   The Digital Skills Landscape 2018 report, based on skills data analyzed from 4,902 individuals and produced by SkillsTx and BSMimpact raised some interesting points: Some skill types are far more abundant than others, with the following far exceeding the other skill types: strategy and architecture ...

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skills inventory issues

My Top 5 Digital Skills Management ‘Misconceptions’ I find the following five misconceptions a cause of great frustration, mainly because they are so easily overcome, especially with the advent of automation in terms of skill capture and exploitation of the resultant data. I personally find SFIA to be a wonderful framework, authored and refined over the years with input from across the industry to become a fantastic...

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skill gaps, cybersecurity

Skills gap analysis should prompt two questions in your mind: ‘are you sure you have the right people with the right skills to prevent hackers from getting to your customer data?’ ‘do you have the right people with the right skills to spot a breach quickly – or will you have to wait until an external organisation tells you that you have a problem?’ Not addressing...

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Skill gaps

Infrastructure & Operations digital skill gaps to disrupt 75% of organisations by 2020 Two-thirds of organizations are not adequately addressing the infrastructure and operations (I&O) skills gaps that will impede their digital business initiatives, according to Gartner, Inc. Successful I&O organizations will need to implement vastly different roles and technologies during the next five years. Gartner forecasts that, by 2019, IT technical specialist hires will fall by...

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ICT skills landscape report

Analysis of capabilities, competencies and skills in Digital, Cyber and ICT professionals The data analysed in the report is from 4,902 individuals who have used SFIA6 to produce a profile of their skills through our self-assessment. Here is the introduction from the report, a compelling reason, we believe, to take a little to read through the report: “Gartner predicts that, by 2020, 75 percent of organizations will experience...

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employee well-being

Is there a link between the ability to identify and address skill gaps, and the improvements in the wellbeing of employees? The answer is a resounding YES! And we would only need to look at our own work life for confirmation of this. Who has NOT experienced anxiety and stress at having to deliver a job requirement that has caused sleepless nights. It could have been...

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