As existing employees' skills need to evolve to stay competitive and new employees are entering the workforce without the skills they need to be successful and meet employer expectations, companies have turned to skills and skill data as a way to gain visibility into where skill gaps exist in their organization. But becoming a skills-forward organization is more complicated than one would think.

Our new research report offers a critical solution: focus on what people are good at. Identifying expertise rather than skills allows organizations to focus their efforts early for the most significant data impact to kick off their skills-driven initiatives.

Key takeaways include:

  • Defining expertise for your organization
  • Social validation as a method of reducing individual social desirability bias
  • Implications for the future
  • How to pursue a mixed approach in measuring employee expertise


Executive Summary

Download the executive summary to gain fresh insight into how organizations are pivoting their training programs to be more skills-driven.