Issues with Skills

Root cause of Poor Productivity and Efficiency in Today’s Talent Landscape is the

Poor Quality of Information on Skills

Skills Profiler is a solution to the problem!

skills profile issues

The taxonomy/terminologies/semantics on skills pose immense difficulties in processing information effectively. Because of this we have issues like the right people missing out on possible jobs, wrong jobs sent to people irrelevant to the role, a 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 the semantics on skills

The problemWhat it meansAn example
Problems with spellingsSame thing may be written in different waysReactJS, React.JS, React JS
Problems with same thing called differentlyDifferent people use different words for the same thingDigital Marketing, Web Marketing, Internet Marketing, Online Marketing
Problems with AcronymsSome people use acronyms, while others may use expansionsCAD, Computer Aided Design
Problems with contextual referenceWhen a word is associated with a certain phrase or context, the association can give a different meaning or identify a new skill.‘Boiler’, with associations, can become ‘Designing of Boilers’, ‘Repairing of Boilers’, ‘Operating of Boilers’, etc.
Problems with different meaning for the same word / phraseThe same phrase may refer to a different set of activities when read by different peopleProduct Management
Lack of Quantification of ProficiencyWe mostly rely on years of experience as a parameter, for the sake of simplicity and ease, to judge proficiency levelThe same person may have different proficiency levels for different skills