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ICT skills landscape report

Analysis of capabilities, competencies and skills in Digital, Cyber and ICT professionals The data analysed in the report is from 4,902 individuals who have used SFIA6 to produce a profile of their skills through our self-assessment. Here is the introduction from the report, a compelling reason, we believe, to take a little to read through the report: “Gartner predicts that, by 2020, 75 percent of organizations will experience...

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employee well-being

Is there a link between the ability to identify and address skill gaps, and the improvements in the wellbeing of employees? The answer is a resounding YES! And we would only need to look at our own work life for confirmation of this. Who has NOT experienced anxiety and stress at having to deliver a job requirement that has caused sleepless nights. It could have been...

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HDI top 25 Thought Leader

Matthew Burrows proudly announced as one of HDI's Top 25 Thought Leaders for 2017. The award is doubly appreciated because it is based on votes from industry peers. Matthew works tirelessly spreading the word of best practice. In particular he has a passion for ensuring the industry manages and nurtures its' most valuable asset, we humans, properly. And to be recognised for this contribution is...

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Online Assessment

This article relates to our SFIA assessment, however the advice and guidance can apply to any online assessment process. Capturing a rating on completion of the assessment surveys provides excellent insights that can ultimately help improve your communication and awareness campaign, and of course, improve the survey process overall. While not exactly our best kept secret, many of our customers have not yet exploited the survey...

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skills gap anlysis

The ability to Identify exactly what training is needed to address the skills required for your current job or future job, can vastly improve the value you get from training. Far too often we hear about training budgets that were spent on a whim, or due to a financial year end rush? Usually it is due to a lack of clarity and focus, reducing the decisions made...

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skills gap analysis

Using the SFIA framework and SFIA career planning tools makes it simple to create targeted action plans for quick and practical career planning. SFIA is an excellent framework to help answer two very critical questions: What skills do we have? Or, what skills do I have? What skills do we need? Or, what skills do I need? When used effectively, with answers based on reliable quality...

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Free SFIA self-assessment

We are delighted to report that the launch of our free SFIA self-assessment has had an amazing uptake. As a result, over 150 people benefited from the service in only 4 days, wow! These folks are spread across 37 countries, consequently showing how truly global SFIA is. No doubt assisted due to the fact we offered our SFIA assessment (v6) in all 6 translated languages!!...

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Visualise people's skills

The Harvard Business Review (HBR) recently posted an article entitled 'We need a better way to visualise people's skills' by Michelle Weise. The article posed the question ‘How can companies get a better idea of which skills employees and job candidates have?’ It stated that ‘simply collecting data is not enough – to be used, data has to be presented usefully’. In her review, Karen Ferris - Director,...

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Cybersecurity threat

The ISACA, 2016 Cybersecurity Snapshot released in 2017, discusses the attitudes of businesses to the US Cybersecurity Act and the threats, issues and opportunities facing cybersecurity professionals. The findings make it clear there is concern about the growing number and severity of cyber threats and consequently, the likelihood of such an attack disrupting critical infrastructure such as electrical and water supplies. Whilst organisations want to act...

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