IKM joins industry leaders to provide insight into global IT skill levels and industry trends

UK – Tuesday, April 11, 2006IKM, a leading provider of web-based employee and candidate knowledge measurement solutions and services, has been appointed to serve on SFIA’s (The Skills Framework for the Information Age) User Council Board, a not-for-profit company that provides a model to identify the skills needed to develop effective Information Systems.

IKM’s assessments fit well with SFIA’s objective to enable employers of IT professionals to carry out a range of HR activities against a common framework of reference – including skill audit, planning future skill requirements, development programmes, standardisation of job titles and functions, and resource allocation.

“IKM’s assessment methodology provides the greatest amount of feedback of an individual’s exact strengths and weaknesses in the shortest possible time.  Combining this with the UK’s standard IT skills framework gives a unique and powerful facility  one that many organisations will find useful”, said Ron McLaren, Operations Manager, SFIA.

Known for its flagship IT solution, IKM TeckChekTM, IKM offers assessments in most industries and disciplines including sales, Project Management, ERP and basic computer skills.

Already supporting SFIA’s model with the mapping of its assessments to the framework, IKM will now be an active User Council Board Member that will include attendance at regular roundtables and executive discussions based on trends, challenges, initiatives and accreditation schemes.

Joining industry leaders from organisations such as IBM, Norwich-Union, the Department of Trade and Industry and e-skills UK, IKM will provide insight into global IT skill levels, methodologies and industry perspectives.

“IKM will add great value to our User Council and we are delighted to have them on board”, said McLaren.