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Recently I've noticed a trend of companies who are implementing generalist HR tools, but then not being 100% happy with the outcome they receive.   It seems I'm not the only one noticing this. Josh Bersin, well-known industry analyst, talked about this at the Unleash event we were exhibiting at in London recently - "In many of my recent discussions with HR technology buyers I've been surprised...

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Millennials are people born between 1981 and 1996, according to the definition by Pew Research Center. It has been forecast that by 2020 millennials will make up over 35% of the global workforce. Senior and middle management are often still predominately Baby Boomers and Gen-Xers. They could therefore be struggling to figure out how to manage and assimilate Millennials into the organisation. From experience, it...

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Digital Skills Management maturity is a challenge - find out where you are! Take 5-minutes out of your day to complete our FREE DSM Maturity assessment, and receive a detailed report and guidance for moving up the scale. As with any journey, you need to know where you're starting from. This Digital Skills Management Maturity model helps you to identify where you are now, where you want...

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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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skill gaps, cybersecurity

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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