Utilize a Skills Taxonomy to Boost Workforce Agility

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April 12, 2024
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A skills taxonomy is a standard framework that provides a common language for skills and maps their connection to other skills as well as jobs. With a common language to describe and classify skills, a skills taxonomy makes it easier for organizations, employees, and job candidates to see what skills might be needed for a given job and how skills may be transferrable to other jobs. This article:

  • Defines the typical elements that make up a skills taxonomy,
  • Describes the traditional and emergent benefits that skills taxonomies have for employers and employees, and
  • Discusses key practices for developing and maintaining an effective skills taxonomy.