Companies wouldn’t dream of allowing managers to keep intricate details of the company’s physical assets in their heads. Yet, it’s often solely up to individual managers to learn and remember critical information about employee skills, development, and resource management. Despite the shift in importance and growing reliance on human resources, not to mention the tremendous investment in those resources, many corporations don’t leverage the tools that can help them better manage, develop, and deploy their human resources. No wonder more and more companies are starting to incorporate skills management programs.
Fundamental to an effective skills management program is an objective skill assessment process, providing enterprise-wide standards and insights.
You don’t need a comprehensive skills management program to benefit from objective skill assessments. Assessment results are stored in a secure database that enables analysis and review of skills for the immediate purposes of hiring, training, and project development.
Skill Gap Analysis
Use IKM’s Skill Gap Analysis tool to aggregate your staff’s skills and determine exact areas of strength and weakness in desired tasks and disciplines. Apply this insight and focus on the required areas to develop more effective training and development programs. Use IKM’s Skill Gap Analysis solution and experience improved business planning and execution in areas such as hiring, outsourcing, and supplemental staffing.
Human Intelligence Database (HID)
Once you have assessed your staff skills, you are able to apply skills management techniques. One such feature is the ability to locate individuals with specific skill sets. IKM SkillSearch™ allows you to combine various search criteria specific to your current needs in order to locate individuals within your organization with the necessary skills. For example, using this tool you could search for staff for a time-critical project based on individuals who not only have the required skill, but also demonstrate an ability to apply their expertise quickly and efficiently.
When staffing a project team, it is important to put together team members whose skills are complementary and synergistic. Insights provided by IKM’s assessments help you avoid building teams with collective weakness in critical areas. IKM’s Skill Gap Analysis reporting and analysis tool aggregates group skills in an easy-to-read graphic display to ensure your project teams have complementary skills that cover all the important aspects of the project at hand.
Individual Career Planning
With an objective assessment of a professional’s skills, the manager and the employee are better able to develop a career plan. IKM’s broad range of assessments of skills, knowledge, aptitude and attitude help to signal when an employee is ready to be productive in a given task. The detailed analysis of specific strengths and weaknesses provided by IKM helps optimize the training required so an employee can move to the next level of expertise.
IKM’s assessments can be used to evaluate the collective skills of an entire class and help pinpoint the strengths and weaknesses of the group. With this insight, you can customize the training delivery or content, de-emphasizing or eliminating areas of group proficiency and concentrating on areas of group weakness.
Using IKM’s assessments you can measure the knowledge of your existing employees and use the results as a benchmark for future staffing. Go a step further and compare your employee’s results against all those who have taken the same IKM assessment across the globe.
Join other clients and use IKM's skills tests to improve your bottom line:
- Reduce hiring time and costs
- Improve training ROI
- Maximize productivity of your project teams
- Improve skill-gap analysis workforce planning
- Optimize career development
- Reduce staff attrition
- Improve corporate standards