Many in HR and Senior Management are worried about losing their top Digital, IT, Cybersecurity, and other technology-focussed specialist talent to other companies who present a more attractive opportunity.   The industry analyst data shows that during 2018 Talent Shortage became the top risk, with the pace of change facing the organizations emerging as the third most prominent risk.   This video provides some insights to help retain our...

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Data Scientist: Hey HasBean, I need to plan the development of my Data Scientist skills. What do I use to do that around here? HasBean: What's so special about your skills that you need a special development plan? Data Scientist: Our professional skills need to be developed, and supported with training and other development actions. HR Manager: Just ignore him Richard, we use SFIA. It covers all your...

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data is the new oil

CEO: Hey HasBean, I've just read that 'data is the new oil, fueling the digital economy'. HasBean: Yeah?!? I guess so. CEO: And that our digital and IT workers, and their specialist skills and competencies, are a key to this. HasBean: Specialist skills? HasBean: We've got generic competencies in our HR system. To be honest, 'generic' makes my life easier. CEO: Yes, but we really need to assess and develop...

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Human Capital Management systems lack the functionality to effectively manage the skills of your Digital and ICT and Cybersecurity specialists!   You can't use a hammer for every job, so you're going to need more than one tool in your toolkit!   Many companies have been implementing Human Capital Management (HCM), Talent Management, or HR systems across their workforce. They do work well for covering several generic people management...

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Recently I've noticed a trend of companies who are implementing generalist HR tools, but then not being 100% happy with the outcome they receive.   It seems I'm not the only one noticing this. Josh Bersin, well-known industry analyst, talked about this at the Unleash event we were exhibiting at in London recently - "In many of my recent discussions with HR technology buyers I've been surprised...

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