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Matching skills to jobs

Just ask any business leader: skill shortages are an expensive, time-wasting barrier to effective hiring and training. This is why nearly 75 percent of businesses use skill profiling—the process of analyzing the skills needed for job tasks—in their recruiting and hiring practices, according to a recent study by Society for Human Resource Management and ACT®.

With job profiling:

  • Employers can identify skills and skill levels current and prospective employees need in order to be successful on the job.
  • Individuals can compare their skill levels to those needed for jobs.
  • Trainers and trainees can make appropriate decisions about jobs, identify strengths, and set training goals.

The ACT WorkKeys® job profiling method links job tasks with ACT WorkKeys Assessments to pinpoint benchmarks for hiring, recruiting, advancement, and training. ACT job profiling takes a focus-group approach, using input from employees to ensure customized job analysis.

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