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 spellings||Same thing may be written in different ways ReactJS, React.JS, React JS|
|Problems with same thing called differently||Digital Marketing, Web Marketing, Internet Marketing, Online Marketing – different people use different words for the same thing|
|Problems with Acronyms||Some may use acronyms while others may expansion Example CAD, Computer Aided Design|
|Problems with contextual reference||When 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 / phrase||The phrase Product Management may refer to different set of activities for two different persons|
|Lack of Quantification of Proficiency||We 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.
|Structure or construct to Skills Profile||Skills Profile consists of skills in five aspects – Knowledge, Tools & Technologies, Domain / Context, Role / Activities, Behavioral Skills|
|Clustering of skills into logical groups||Different skills are categorized into logical groups. Example – Activities in Project Management, Automation Testing Tools, Laboratory Analytical Methods|
|Associations of clusters||Different groups of skills are associated with one or more groups which may be at function level or job level|