Five biggest skills gaps among tech professionals
With over half of all businesses reporting a skills gaps among their tech professional staff, what are the top skills where these gaps were identified?
BCS and the Tech Partnership put professional development high on agenda for IT specialists
The Tech Partnership and BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, have pooled resources to bring their professional development tools together in the first of a new series.
Skills Talent Manager
Enabling benchmarking to industry standards
Skills Talent Manager is a tool designed to help organisations understand the skills in their teams and to inform decisions on training, professional development, project management and resource planning.
The skill profiles and job roles created on Skills Talent Manager are based on the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA) although they can also be easily adapted to alternative frameworks as required.
Skills Talent Manager can be used by organisations of any size, and is supported by major employers.
Skills Talent Manager allows organisations to:
- Understand and visualise the skills of their teams - Asking current employees to create an individual profile can help managers understand what skills their teams already have. This insight can improve succession planning; help you build the right team for a project; and enable you to check if expertise required is available in-house before hiring externally.
- Make appraisals easier for everyone - By updating profiles regularly, teams can prepare for appraisals and demonstrate their progress more effectively, while managers can assess each profile against a standard framework. You can also create sample profiles, outlining the targeted skills for your team.
- Plan professional development and use training budget wisely - When organisations use Skills Talent Manager regularly, potential skills gaps are easier to identify and managers can organise more targeted training. Team members can maintain a record of their skills development and compare with job roles and industry benchmarks.
To find out more about the Skills Talent Manager and how it can benefit your organisation, ask for a demonstration of the tool by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
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