The Skills Taxonomy Tool: Define and Organize Job-relevant Skills Used in Different Jobs Across a Company.

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Purpose

A tool to categorize and define the abilities needed to perform jobs across the enterprise. It is a catalog that can be used in collecting and assessing the individual and aggregate availability of skills required to perform different jobs in the organization. The resulting data is used in identifying gaps between the demand (needed levels) and supply of skills across the organization.

How to use this tool

Working by job family, the Workforce Planning function collects and documents all of the unique skills listed in the job descriptions for all targeted roles into a database. This should provide most skills currently existing across the organization. Alternatively, existing skill taxonomies are available for purchase, in which case the skills may be selected from such a database and then associated with targeted jobs.

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