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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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Finning

Finning is the world's largest Caterpillar dealer, delivering unrivalled service for over 85 years. They sell, rent and provide parts and service for equipment and engines to customers in various industries, including mining, construction, petroleum, forestry and a wide range of power systems applications. First established in Canada in 1933, Finning now employs over 13,000 people world-wide and operates in three geographies, with the head...

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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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Webinar recording now available here     Richard Elliott, IT Transformation Lead, University of Auckland, shares how they are using SkillsTx and SFIA for effective digital skills management and planning.   Paul Collins from SkillsTx will provide insight on: How to maximise L&D ROI by focusing on the skills you need How to improve Employee Experience to support retention How to mobilise skills across your workforce to reduce unnecessary recruitment ...

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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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