New Data from Professional and Consulting Services, Enterprise/IT Services, Marketing Agencies, and Product Development Organizations Shows the Majority Feel Skills Tracking and Management Capabilities are Areas for Improvement
Cincinnati, November 18, 2020: The Resource Management Institute, dedicated to the advancement of resource and workforce management thought leadership, has published its latest research report on skills tracking and management with input provided by services executives, resource and project managers, production mangers, and resource management office leadership in four different project-based domains. Research findings show addressing the basics of building and managing an effective skills database continues to be among the top challenges to achieving resource management effectiveness.
The research survey discovered that technology supporting skills tracking and management is getting better but improvements are needed to provide more support for automated staffing, business analysis capabilities, and flexibility in the skills hierarchy. Also, system consolidation was mentioned as a priority for needed improvement with a growing overlap of data existing between today’s PSA/PPM systems and HR systems such as HCM tools.
“There are clear best practices for creation, maintenance, and management of skills databases to support Just-in-Time Resourcing® capabilities,” said RMI Managing Director Randy Mysliviec. “This research survey highlights this area as a critical gap for the industry as a whole to improve upon. The RMI will continue to put emphasis in this area and provide help and education to assist with this evolution.”
This is the RMI’s second, in-depth look at skills tracking and management and covered four different project-based domains including IT services, professional services, marketing agencies, and product development. A full copy of the published research report is available at https://resourcemanagementinstitute.com/rmi-survey/.
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