We have asked one of our portfolio company Cinode about Skills Management. The key to success lies within your skill supply. Finding the right skills in a quick and efficient way increases the chance of attracting more business opportunities.

They highlighted three trends:

1. Know your Skills
Keep track of your employees, their skills and ambitions. This creates transparency and enhanced participation within the company as it provides employees with a platform where they can showcase their competences, the skills they want to develop and their dream assignments. The information provides managers with clear insights into their skill supply, and aids them in the allocation of resources and competences. When you have a clear view of the skill supply, you can visualise your competence inventory and make the right strategic decisions with regards to sales, procurement, matching and competence development.

2. Show your Skills
Match the right skills and employees against the right assignment. Match consultants to assignments with regards to availability, competence and ambition. With the right skills, you can enhance the performance of the group and the employees on an individual level.

3. Grow your Skills
Furthermore, it is important to take advantage of your external expertise – freelancers and networks consisting of partners. Demonstrating the company’s combined expertise externally makes it possible to get more assignments. In addition, it will be easier to find potential partners when your current supply and your demand is transparent. Thus, it is important to create a flexible structure for building alliances, collaborating and sharing information.

Curious to learn more about Skills Management? Visit cinode.com.