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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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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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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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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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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Consultant: Hi Mr HasBean. I understand you want some consultancy support regarding your Digital Transformation? HasBean: Yes, we need a consultant urgently. Consultant: Shall I take you through my skills and relevant experience in Digital Transformation? HasBean: No, that won't be necessary. It says consultant on your business card. Consultant: OK, well what seems to be the problem? HasBean: Don't worry about that. I just need you to present this...

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HR Manager: What's this? A resignation letter? But you've only been here 2 months! Charles: Yes, but this job is not what was advertised. HR Manager: I thought HasBean was working with you to agree your responsibilities and provide direction? Charles: No! He seems to be waiting until annual appraisal time. HR Manager: Can't you wait until HasBean gets back from his vacation? Charles: No, I found a job somewhere that...

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Charles: HB, I think we need to chat about your expectations and my responsibilities please. HasBean: Really? What seems to be the problem? Charles: These tasks you have given me don't exactly match my job description. HasBean: No, no of course not. The job descriptions are fairly generic. But that means we don't have to keep updating them - saves me work! Charles: But then how do I know...

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