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ISACA have just released part 1 of their 2019 State of Cybersecurity report, which can be downloaded here. Here are a few headlines that yet again demonstrate that it is essential to focus on people and skills, and improve your Digital Skills Management maturity. “Skills gap still not shrinking” “69% say their cybersecurity teams are understaffed” “58% have unfilled (open) cybersecurity positions” “32% say it take...

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Either you already know your Digital, ICT or Cybersecurity skills issues, or you’re going to find out the hard way!   Where are my risks?   Significant business risk exists from the inability to prevent data loss and Cybersecurity incidents if the people and skill risks are unknown. If you don’t know what skills you have or what skills you need, no gap analysis is possible to identify or...

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The 5th Annual Spring UNLEASH Conference & Expo returns to the ExCeL in London to roadmap the Future of Work by gathering a community of thousands of decision-makers, visionaries, technology buyers, and disruptors. Europe’s #1 HR conference will showcase smarter ways of working, powered by innovative HR technology and the latest business transformation insights led by global executives from some of the world’s most exciting...

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Matthew Burrows has been invited to present at the SITS19 event in London on 1st May 2019. What skills do you have and what do you need? The evolving IT landscape means the skills you require are changing – and changing fast. In this session, learn what skills will progress your career and help your organisation and crucially, how to address the gaps.  Matthew’s practical approach can...

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What are the Digital Skills Management challenges?   People, their skills and experience, have become a critical aspect for the operations of companies with a dependency on Information & Communications Technology.   Over the last few decades we’ve experienced a digital revolution which has moved through a phase where the technology was behind-the-scenes or ‘back office’, often supporting business processes but with a manual workaround for when the technology...

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I read a few articles recently regarding how leading ICT organisations address employee experience. One that especially intrigued me outlined the very considered thinking, (not to mention money) that went into the design of an amazing office renovation. Which I have to say, WAS impressive. While there were many other reasons why someone would want to work for this organisation, they all took a back...

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Resolutions Here are a few suggestions for you to consider. 1.     Confirm the skills of my workforce So that I know whether we have any gaps or risks which need addressing. Armed with this information you can also quickly find the resources you require for a project or virtual team. I can’t afford to not know the answer to the “what skills do we have?” question. 2.   Update job...

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The Empowerment - Transparency Binary Are empowerment and transparency always mutually inclusive?   In most democratic countries we give our elected officials the empowerment to run government and make decisions that can affect our lives. But we EXPECT that they will make those decisions transparently. Sometimes unfortunately, there is less transparency than we expect of course, and we then need corruption watchdogs and the judiciary to uncover this…sigh.   What...

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Workforce planning. The process of forecasting your staffing needs and working out the range of ways you can create and maintain the workforce to help you to achieve your business goals over the longer term. For example: Managing Digital Transformation. Workforce Development. The planned development of staff to improve the ability to meet future business needs. Whether those be in: » Business or job requirements » Client and...

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People have a lot more skills than required by their current role and more than a third of roles will require a different mix of skills within the next year. So, why restrict skills assessments to the requirements of current roles only. Consider these statistics: SFIA (the Skills Framework for the Information Age) Data from the Digital Skills Landscape Report 2018, show that, on average an individual...

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