Skills Inventory Database

One very innovative use of structured data is a .skills inventory.. A skills inventory is essentially measure of different skills and possibly ratings with each of them for an entire organization. Employees interact and use various internal and external tools and processes i.e. they have different skills. It.s fairly easy to create a survey, all employees take, that can track the different skills they are proficient in . along with a measure of their rating in it. This database can then be exposed as a query tool . for searching through the skills database for all managers and decision makers . when a particular project needs a set of skills, a potential (internal) short-list can be provided instantaneously.

A resume database is an extension to the skills inventory except that users outside your organization can take the survey as part of the job application process. This has three significant advantages over a simple resume submission email address:

  • The different skills and experiences are organized and structured.
  • This gives your managers the ability to search effectively If certain skills are required in the future, we have a common database of information about potential hires.
  • Avoid users spamming their resumes. and cluttering your inbox.

Survey Analytics Skills Inventory

An inventory of skills helps in identifying gaps in competencies, and initiating remedial action.

Managing employee skills and competencies lays the foundation of any organisation, particularly so in the IT industry where technical skills form the core of the business. A skills inventory is essentially a checklist or database of organisational capabilities, that can help a company determine whether it can deliver a particular product on time or service the client efficiently. The difference between the existing and expected conditions determine the skills gap. It is the responsibility of line managers and the HR department to analyse the skills gap and provide the necessary training to bridge it. Alternately, they can also hire people with the requisite skill sets to build a skills inventory. It is the skills and competencies developed by the organisation that determines how it does its business and whether it will succeed.

Related Links and Resources

  • Human Resources 
  • Skills Evaluation 
  • Skills Inventory Checklist 
  • Skills Inventory Database 
  • Skills Inventory Management 
  • Skills Inventory Matrix 
  • Skills Inventory Sample 
  • Skills Inventory Template 
  • Skills Inventory Worksheet 
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