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HR Glossary

HR terms frequently used by HR professionals.

Skills gap analysis

What is skills gap analysis?

Skills gap analysis analyzes bottlenecks related to skills and training that prevent the workforce from performing their tasks.

What are the objectives of skills gap analysis?

Skills gap analysis is undertaken for various job roles in different industries as it helps companies achieve the following objectives:

  • Recognize the skills present in the organization’s talent pool and compare them to those that will be required in the future
  • Make employees aware of the critical skills they will need to develop
  • Recruit new candidates when current employees do not possess the required skills for the job role

What are the steps involved in skills gap analysis?

Skills gap analysis can be broken down into four main steps: identifying business goals, collecting data, analyzing or interpreting data, and implementing training plans based on results.

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