Talent Solutions Playbook

Rethink job descriptions

Identify Required Knowledge and Skills

Define the competencies (knowledge, skills, and abilities) a candidate should possess to succeed and identify which can be acquired through short-term training.

  • Consult with hiring managers and current employees to determine job responsibilities, and then identify which competencies are required to perform effectively.
  • Separate the must-have from the nice-to-haves by identifying which competencies are needed immediately and which can be developed on-the-job or through short-term training.

Soft skills like critical thinking, collaboration, and problem-solving are nearly impossible to acquire through rapid training, while most technical skills can be taught in days or weeks.

Download a Copy of the Playbook

The playbook provides practical tactics, metrics, and resources to support the recruitment, development, retention, and engagement of talent in the new era of work.

Tactics

Consider Opportunities for Flexibility Offer flexible schedules and opportunities for remote work; consider how to engage the part-time workforce by redesigning jobs to allow for…

Automate Easy Processes Focus on automating easy processes in the beginning to secure quick wins and to demonstrate to employees that automation and AI are…

Employers seeking to embrace automation and artificial intelligence may find these resources helpful…