One organization is creating a universal skills ontology, made available in its most recent platform version update. Users of Workday can opt in to share data for a skills cloud. This interesting topic came to us from Tech Target in their article, “At Workday Rising, skills ontology feature for customers unveiled.”

People often define their skill sets in different ways, and this makes it difficult for firms to sort, search and track their employees’ abilities. It is important to have a working knowledge of your staff’s skills. Organizations that don’t understand the skills of their employees may not know how prepared they are to compete in the marketplace.By creating a skills ontology for its customers, the system can harmonize and organize skills. It isn’t just a nice feature to have, but a beneficial way to define and categorize skills for future analysis and needs.

Melody K. Smith

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