HasBean: Rachel, Hi, it's time to look at what training you need. Rachel: HB, I think we need to start with looking at what skills I already have first. HasBean: No need for all that nonsense, we have that in your current job description. Rachel: I have over 10 years working experience, I have a lot more skills to offer than just the ones I use in my...

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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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We need a skills inventory

Director: HB, an industry analyst has recommended we urgently evaluate our skills gaps and risks. So, we need a skills inventory. HasBean: That's easy! I'll organise a skills assessment for everyone against their current job descriptions. Director: So, you have all the job descriptions handy? HasBean: Definitely, we published them all on the intranet during the major org restructure project 3 years ago. Director: I'd be shocked to hear our skill...

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Inaccurate skills data is LESS helpful than having no data at all

Manager: HB, I need someone to do trend analysis on our Incident data now. Do we have anyone? HasBean: Looking at the data from the skills assessments I organised last month, I'd say Jane is the one. She has excellent analytics skills. Manager: Hi Jane, HasBean tells me you have the analytical skills I need for analysing the Incident data this week. Jane: I know I selected every...

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is belief enoigh when it comes to digital skills

The mere belief you have sufficient digital skills may not be enough, you need the data to back it up. According to a 2018 survey “Only 16% of executives believe their teams have the capabilities to deliver their digital strategy” The survey reported that less than half (45 per cent) of executives are confident in their own digital skills and ability to lead their organization in the digital...

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Don't mistake having tools for having competent skills to use them

HasBean: Hey boss, I've done the skills inventory you have been asking for. CEO: Excellent news, let's take a look. HasBean: For instance we can see here, John has ITIL, SQL, PowerBi. CEO: What! Well, that's like saying John has a hammer, saw and chisel. CEO: What we need to know, is how competent he is at cabinet making, joinery or odd-jobs using those tools. HasBean: Ahhh! Ooops!...

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