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Skills and competency management

Mark Homer (Mark Homer is Director of John Matchett Ltd, a software and training company based in Banbury, UK.)

Industrial and Commercial Training

ISSN: 0019-7858

Article publication date: 1 April 2001



Many leading companies are looking at ways to link skills development to strategic objectives as well as to demonstrate compliance with industry regulations. The greatest cost of learning is the time people are not working at their jobs. The solution is to minimise the time spent in training and focus people specifically on just the skills they need. It is important, therefore, to identify the skill gaps of employees in terms of the organisation’s specific business goals and strategies. Competency management is now recognised as a key process to ensure that the individual and organisation training plans are linked to business goals. This article will illustrate how skills and competency management systems can help organisations improve the effectiveness of their training.



Homer, M. (2001), "Skills and competency management", Industrial and Commercial Training, Vol. 33 No. 2, pp. 59-62.




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