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Skill Profiling Archive

Managing Skills Inventory in companies, why it is difficult and what can be done

Managing Skills Inventory and the challenges Skills Inventory is a very important data resource for companies. Knowing what skills that employees possess and the proficiency levels in them, how they are deployed, what skills are available and what skills are deficient and such are valuable information that immensely impact businesses. The management of skills inventory...

How to get the Hiring Manager to become realistic in fulfilling their requirement

It is finally the recruitment team or HR that faces the flak for not being able to hire for open positions. Their job is extremely tough – sourcing the right profile that the Hiring Manager wants. Many times the hiring does not happen because there is unreasonable expectation. One expects a set of combination of...

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...

What is Skills Profiling from IYS?

Skills Profiling from It’s Your Skills (IYS) is a structured manner for qualitative and quantitative mapping of skills. Skills Profile, thus created, brings out one’s skills or a skills of a job in a comprehensive and precise manner. Skills Profiling has been conceived so that skills of all of us and of all jobs can...

Horoscopes, Resumes, Skills Profile

A standardized and simple skills profile and how it can benefit talent engagement and development The image we have shown here is that of a horoscope; one that is used in the north Indian astrological system, (the one used in the Southern system is slightly different). I myself am not a great believer in horoscopes...

Building an ecosystem for the talent landscape

Facebook changed the world. It’s changed our lives. Connecting to, sharing with and engaging with people universally is easy. Even my computer-illiterate mother is hooked to it. Social connect has been a human need since the time humans were hunter-gatherers and Facebook has certainly made it easier for us to fulfill this distinct need of...

Enhancing organizational agility using skills profiling for better talent management

In a December 2009 article in the McKinsey Quarterly titled Competing through organizational agility, Donald Sull defines organizational agility as the capacity to identify and capture opportunities more quickly than rivals do. He further identifies three distinct types of agility: strategic, portfolio, and operational. Quoting from the article, “Strategic agility consists of spotting and seizing...

Say no to resumes. Why?

Three reasons why we need to do away with resumes It is a minimal text world We live in a world of 140 character tweets and short messages, while resumes are textual and verbose. No wonder, most people don’t read resumes. Average time given to a resume is just a few seconds. After all we...

Skills Library and Profiling – a shared universal way of holistic skills profiling for better talent management

Skills Library and Profiling (SLP) is a tool offered as a web service by It’s Your Skills. The principal objective is to improve the information flow and thus the efficiency of the Talentscape. Here are the highlights of the Skills Library and Profiling. Simplicity: One, it focuses on the essentials i.e. the skills and cuts...

Why Resumes are Bad and What we can do About them?

“Resumes” are a written exaggeration of only the good things that people do and a wish list of the qualities that they’d like to have.” American entrepreneur and author Bo Bennet couldn’t have spoken a truer word! People seem to be just blasting resumes everywhere and to everyone! They’re literally all over the place– both...