20 Q&A’s on Skills-Based Talent Practices | Curated by Brian Heger

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Many organizations continue to make the transition to skills-based talent practices (SBTP)—where the focus is more on an individual’s skills rather than job titles, academic degrees, or years of experience when it comes to attracting, hiring, developing, and redeploying talent. However, the shift to SBTP can be a long journey, requiring practitioners to answer various questions about the operationalization and implementation of SBTP. As talent practitioners think through the various aspects of this transition, here are 20 Q&As I have curated from various reports. The 20 Q&As address questions such as: How many organizations have successfully transitioned to a skills-based organization (SBO)? How effective are organizations at classifying and organizing skills into a skills taxonomy or framework? What are the top three barriers business and HR executives cite as obstacles to skills-based talent practices? Which areas are organizations starting with when introducing skills-based talent practices? What tangible, practical things can organizations do to start their journey to becoming an SBO? This resource includes the question, an answer, and a link to the document from which the information was sourced. While there are many other questions to consider, this resource sheds light on a few.