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Recently the SFIA Foundation has published a number of example SFIA-based role profiles to support those working with other frameworks. This include the UK Government DDaT (Digital, Data and Technology) Profession Capability Framework, the European Union (EU) ICT Professional Role Profiles, and the Australian Public Sector (APS) Digital Career Pathways.   DDaT The UK Government Digital Service has published some 137 Digital, Data and Technology (DDaT) roles in...

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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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Australian Public Service (APS) Digital Career Pathways have recently been published by the Australian Government's Digital Transformation Agency (DTA).   This includes a set of role profiles, which have been defined using SFIA - the Skills Framework for the Information Age.   We expect there will be some updates in future iterations to address a few minor anomalies, but this is a really good start for what is labelled...

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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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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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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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Maybe you've tried using SFIA before, and not got as much value from it as you expected. Perhaps you are looking at the options and wanting someone with experience to help ensure you get it right first time.   Whilst many of our customers are comfortable with signing up to the free trial of the SkillsTx SaaS solution and cracking on using it without any additional training...

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A dog is for life, not just for Christmas   It is more than 40 years since the slogan "A dog is for life, not just for Christmas", was created by Clarissa Baldwin OBE, Chief Executive of the Dogs Trust (which was known as the National Canine Defence League in those days).   Treat them right   Whilst I'm not trying to say that you should treat your staff like dogs,...

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British Airways  are facing a record fine of £183m for a data breach. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48905907   In September last year I published a blog mentioning that it could be as high as 4% of annual global revenue. In this case, it looks like the proposed fine is lower, and about 1.5%, but it is still a record fine. BA have 28 days to appeal - so we will see...

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