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Skill Improvement Archive

Root causing skills shortage is vital

        Companies are quite concerned that they are unable to find people with required skills and term it as skills shortage. Individuals are quite concerned that they are unable to find the right kind of jobs. Governments are worried about unemployment and the socio-economic problems it creates. Why all this?  The chief factor...

Better Recruitment: Simplifying Job Descriptions

Job Descriptions are the starting point of the recruitment process. Simplifying the job descriptions can lead to better understanding of the requirements, sourcing and selection. Key Points Traditional job descriptions fail because No one wants to read or write long blocks of text Job Skills and Descriptions are “lost in translation” Resumes are matched inefficiently...

An Analysis on Skill Management: Peeling Away the Layers to Reveal Your True Skills

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has repeatedly emphasized about the need for skill development to ensure better employment. He has mentioned this more than once; not only in his first parliamentary address but also during his first Independence Day address. His emphasis on skills is not an isolated plea. World leaders including the likes of Barack...

The 3 key aspects to one’s skills

One’s skills are judged by the appreciation and application of concepts, understanding of how to use the latest tools and technologies and appreciation of human behavior. Here is a visual designer. He understands the various graphic designing tools like After Effects, Photosphop, Dreamweaver etc. But his ability to understand and create stuff for the targeted...

Understanding proficiencies

Proficiencies Our capabilities also depend on the proficiency levels within the role. For example: two salespersons may have different levels of proficiencies. Two programmers may have different levels of proficiencies. Two writers may have different levels of proficiencies. To understand the concept of proficiency, let us consider the simple example of proficiency with regard to...

Panch mantras of personal wellness

Panch Mantras (five elements) of personal well-being which are the key elements that indicate our well-being in life? The five elements that contribute to our personal well-being: • Wealth • Health • Leisure • Relationships • Spirituality We can easily sense how important these are in our lives, and also gauge how any of these elements are troubling us...