What is Skillspeak?

Skillspeak provides the means for complete management of all intellectual assets held by current staff in an organisation.

Pioneering and inspired, Skillspeak delivers way beyond the standard expectations of other human resources management tools. The processes are surprisingly easy to use, and are aimed to serve the very people who have the problem to solve.

The benefits of using this advanced software include:

  • Being able to find experts when you need them
  • Continuous growth in expertise
  • Mass screening, matching all people to all available work
  • Individual development plans
  • Skills gaps analyses
  • Training needs analyses
  • Indication of strengths and weaknesses for organisational and departmental skills banks
  • Needed skills are matched with business plans
  • Career management
  • Recruitment support
  • Candidate selection
  • Succession planning
  • Professional certification tracking

Business processes facilitated by Skillspeak include:

  • Opportunity management
  • Resource deployment – the right people connected to the right task
  • Specific skills audit to validate and support business planning and strategic plans
  • Validation of skills held by a team compared to requirements
  • Powerful search functions – especially for combinations of skills, both mandatory and optional

THE SKILLSPEAK APPROACH

Skillspeak applies the new science of Talent Management Forensics (TMF) to the challenge of managing intellectual resources. Previously, human resource management has always been driven by accounting principles – as the only acknowledged scorecard of business success. Here are some examples of how this can harm an organisation:

  • A very experienced professional is made redundant, after a slowdown in their work area. In leaving, this person carries away the value of major investments made by the organisation in building expertise, which is now no longer available to the organisation.
  • Training budgets are slashed, denying individuals the critical skills they may need to boost profit or reduce costs.

Unfortunately, accounting principles have never managed to adequately value the wealth creation capability of human talent. The collective intellectual capacity of staff is not a balance sheet item. Despite the constant changes of this value in real terms, as various human resource decisions are made, these are never directly reflected in the financial records of the business.

Moreover, intellectual assets are not subject to “asset tagging”. This seems inconsistent to us: even the office copier and the paper clips are managed more closely. Some of the outcomes from this lack of focus are: difficulty in protecting, retaining and finding skilled resources whenever the business needs them.

Until the development of Skillspeak, there was no suitable tool available to allow the comprehensive management of intellectual resources. For the first time, it is now possible to apply the right level of metrics to provide solutions for advanced resource deployment.