Create a skills taxonomy – a job-wise list of all the skills your organisation needs to be successful today (and in the future). Read our handy guide here: What is a skills taxonomy and why does your organisation need it?
Map employee skills available in the organisation today (essentially create a skills inventory). Employees reflect on their skills and strengths and on the MuchSkills platform they map their skills, expertise levels and interest levels.
View skills visualisation for actionable insights. On MuchSkills, each employee’s unique skills are displayed in an attractive skills matrix that takes viewers – their co-workers or team leaders and managers – just a few seconds to read and comprehend.
Teams that are aware of each other’s strengths relate more effectively to one another, boosting group cohesion and productivity.
Using these deep skill insights, managers enable employees to do their best work by assigning the right person to the right job. Managers can also assemble skills-based teams in minutes.
Spot skill gaps via a skills gap analysis. MuchSkills users will be able to do the following real-time analysis: Spot skill level distribution across the organisation, ascertain how many employees have a particular skill, and create strategies for remedial action such as:
- Learning and development or upskilling
- Talent acquisition
- Talent reorganisation.
- Identifying recruitment opportunities
For more details, read: Skills Gap Analysis: A complete guide
Companies that excel at internal mobility [because they follow a skills-based approach] retain employees for an average of 5.4 years, nearly twice as long as companies that struggle with it, where the average retention span is 2.9 years.
Implement best practices to further increase employee engagement and productivity by:
- Holding strengths focused one-on-ones regularly where managers help individuals understand what skills are required for a role, discuss their work focus, work with them to identify how best they can grow and flourish in the organisation, and develop and help plan their career graph.
- Creating skills-based teams using MuchSkills’ team builder. Remember, individuals who use their strengths every day are six times more likely to be engaged at work, 8% more productive and 15% less likely to quit their jobs, according to research.
- Investing in employee growth by assigning mentors or growth coaches where mentors and mentees are matched based on the needs of the mentee. Additionally, creating a robust learning and development program for all employees that includes classes, courses, workshops, micro learning and so on. Read our 8-step guide to successfully upskill your employees here.