Charles: "HB, I'm not at all happy with the role you have chosen as MY career development trajectory." HasBean: "But why? It's the most obvious progression from your current technical support role."   Charles: But we agreed when I started, this role was temporary until I understood our products. HasBean: Unfortunately our new automated Career Development System uses your current job description as the basis...

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In recent times our world has been impacted in ways we could not have foreseen or been ready for. In quick time, millions of individuals and hundreds of thousands of organisations have had to re-imagine the way that they interact with their employees and customers. How do we lessen the impact of these forced adaptions on businesses, performance and, of course, on employees – these...

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At SkillsTx, as well as supporting employers to improve their Digital Skills Management Maturity, a lot of our focus and energy is towards the individual and particularly their skills and career development. We fully recognise #weownourskills and we are keen advocates for taking responsibility for our own lifelong learning. And therefore, we jumped at the chance to partner with another great advocate for upskilling and...

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HasBean: So Rachel, There's a bug in the new skills inventory system. I cannot delete unnecessary skills from Janes skill profile! HR Manager: No HasBean, that's quite right, only Jane can do that. HB: But that's crazy, she works for me and she does not do any programming in my team. HR Manager: But that does not mean she can't do it! HasBean: Oh, I’ll just get the Admin...

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CIO: I am expecting we can use the Skills Inventory to find people to cover for those that are off sick? HasBean: I'm not so sure! it shows the skills they have for their current roles. CIO: So who's 'clever' idea was it to limit the assessments to a subset of skills for their current roles only? HR: Exactly, a recent study showed that 37% of employees said...

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CIO: HB & Team. In there times of disruption and having to work from home, there are opportunities for self-development. Update your skills profile; explore SFIA to identify skills that sound interesting; explore the job roles that represent current and future requirements; identify gaps in your skills for opportunities for personal growth; set up you career development action plan and research what learning content is...

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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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