IYS Skills and Occupations Taxonomy (ISOT)
is a smart database of skills and occupations,
enabling rich skills mapping of people and jobs
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Why a Skills Taxonomy?
1. Skills form an important dataset that helps in recruitment, talent development and talent management
2. The way skills are expressed and used today is very haphazard and confusing leading to inefficiencies in recruitment, talent development and talent management
3. A standardization or normalization of terms in skills will be useful but is not available
4. A geographical map serves several purposes including knowing where we are, what are the things that are nearby, how do we get from one place to another and so on. Likewise a skills taxonomy helps in understanding the landscape of skills well and several purposes related to skills.
Challenges with Skills and Occupations Taxonomy
There are different databases in different functions or industries. The dataset of geos i.e. maps, Master Data of materials in Materials Management, Supply and others, Taxonomy of animals and plants in Biology, and so on
Skills is however quite a challenging area for several reasons. Here are two of them:
1. There is no set pattern of structure that can be applied to whole landscape. We don't have the benefit of a structure like Country >> State >> Cities and so on in Skills.
2. Skills space is open ended, very vast, cuts across many disciplines and constantly evolving
IYS Skills and Occupations Taxonomy
IYS has spent over eight years researching the skills landscape, studying people profiles and jobs in multiple disciplines, functions and industries to one, create a construct of data on skills and two, curate and organize the skills.
The construct of ISOT has evolved beautifully during this period of research and development to one where it caters to different complexities of the skills landscape, will scale vertically and horizontally with time and ensure that the user is able to garner insights with ease (without getting lost into complexities)
Features of IYS Skills and Occupations Taxonomy (ISOT)
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Constant Updation of ISOT
Changes in technologies and businesses models are constant learning to emergence of new skills and occupations. IYS is focused on keeping track of these changes and updating ISOT regularly.
ISOT has adopted a HIML - Human Intelligence backed by Machine Intelligence process for making updates on new skills. Machine Intelligence helps in curation of, cleaning of, and getting signals from data. But then IYS has built understanding of the skills landscape which in turn helps in adding skills to ISOT.
ISOT has adopted a three prong approach to curating skills.
The new information from multiple sources like job boards is aggregated using proprietary tools using NLP and Machine Learning. Then these inputs are further analyzed for either to be included or better organized in the taxonomy.
Secondary Research and SMEs
IYS has spent years making sense of the skills landscape and their nuances in different areas. And then get rich insights with the help of subject matter experts in the specific domain.
ISOT has become even more robust from inputs from our existing users. We take ongoing feedback on the application, governance, and improvements to make it even more potent.