Why Skills Profiler?

Root cause of poor productivity and efficiency in today’s Talent Landscape:

Poor Quality of Information on Skills

Skills Profiler is a solution to the problem

The taxonomy / terminologies / semantics on skills pose immense difficulties in processing information effectively. Because of this we have issues like: right people missing out on possible jobs, wrong jobs sent to people, lot of time wasted on screening profiles of people and jobs, inability to guide people appropriately on their careers, not being able to systematically align learning with development needs and so on.

Here are some issues we face on taxonomy / terminologies / semantics on skills

Problems with spellingsSame thing may be written in different ways ReactJS, React.JS, React JS
Problems with same thing called differentlyDigital Marketing, Web Marketing, Internet Marketing, Online Marketing – different people use different words for the same thing
Problems with AcronymsSome may use acronyms while others may expansion Example CAD, Computer Aided Design
Problems with contextual referenceWhen a word is associated with another word they give different meaning or skill. For example Boiler with association can be Designing of Boilers, Repairing of Boilers, Operating of Boilers
Problems with different meaning for same word / phraseThe phrase Product Management may refer to different set of activities for two different persons
Lack of Quantification of ProficiencyWe mostly rely on years of experience for sake of simplicity and ease for proficiency level of persons. But same person may have different proficiency levels for different skills

IYS Skills Profiler eliminates these problems at the stage of information creation, for example when a Job description is being created or when an applicant is applying for job.

Aim is to bring an universal standard way in using of terminologies, having common understanding and being able to therefore process information lot better.

Apart from Terminology issues, the Skills Ontology is well organized to make better use of information on skills.

Skills profile framework
Structure or construct to Skills ProfileSkills Profile consists of skills in five aspects – Knowledge, Tools & Technologies, Domain / Context, Role / Activities, Behavioral Skills
Clustering of skills into logical groupsDifferent skills are categorized into logical groups. Example – Activities in Project Management, Automation Testing Tools, Laboratory Analytical Methods
Associations of clustersDifferent groups of skills are associated with one or more groups which may be at function level or job level

The organization of skills will lead to use of information on skills for purposes of matching, recommendations and analysis on skills.