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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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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Need to know how to use the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA)?   Looking to get accredited at foundation, practitioner or consultant levels?   Book an instructor-led 'Understanding SFIA' training course, accredited by the SFIA Foundation   Course Schedule   Many other training options available. See pages 6 and 7 of our Product and Services List...

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Learning and Development Manager: Hi Jane, how was the Foundation Training I organised for you last week? Jane: Unfortunately, a total waste of time. Even the instructor said I should have booked the Practitioner course. Learning and Development Manager: Did you not pick the most appropriate training as mapped to your skill gap analysis? Jane: Yes, I picked the Practitioner course which was. BUT HasBean insisted the Foundation...

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Skills development planning

HasBean: I can't believe it's been 12 months since our last development planning session. Thanks for being so punctual. Employee: To be honest, I'm pretty keen to get going after last year. You remember, there was no money left in the training budget. HasBean: It's the new financial year now, and there is still plenty in the training budget. So what do you have in mind? Employee: Great,...

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SkillsTx Education launches certified training for people managers and system administrators.       Both these training courses include SFIA basics and impart the knowledge to truly exploit the benefits of SkillsTx and SFIA.     Many of our clients are happy to exploit our online support options including tutorials and context based help to drive their use of SkillsTx. However, we also recognize that some of our clients prefer the formal 'proof' that...

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