Skills Audit

You and your team have so many projects to get off the ground, let the experts at SkillDB help implement your skills audit. You will have a dedicated resource with expert knowledge focused on making this successful.

A Skills audit is a “snapshot” of the actual skills and knowledge of your employees at a particular point in time. Read this article to get more details. 

You can conduct a skills audit using SkillsDB to determine organization's skills levels and associated skills gaps. If you work with us to do this, a SkillsDB onboarding specialist will help collect and collate skills audit data and information and present it to in a variety of reports and analysis.

How it works

  • You will be assigned a dedicated resource for this project
  • We will help build out or refine your competency framework and implement it in SkillsDB
  • Your people will be imported into the system and single sign-on setup if requested
  • Invitations will be sent to your people to fill out their self assessments
  • Users can login from anywhere, and answer a series of self-assessing questions against the predetermined skills framework
  • Admin reporting is setup for who has done what, and includes automated follow-up invitations
  • Managers then can review individual assessments, and record differences for review later
  • We will help your staff with reporting and analytics, provide management summaries, and individual analysis
  • If help is needed, we can work with you to set up the learning plan module

SkillsDB will help analyze

  1. Your current and future staffing needs – Demand Analysis
  2. The staffing resources available to you – Supply Analysis
  3. Any gaps between the two – Gap Analysis

The goal of workforce planning using a skills audit is to ensure your organization can achieve its mission by having the right people with the right skills in the right places at the right times.

SkillsDB is the perfect tool to implement your audit.

We will walk you through each audit process step-by-step, and will give you the spreadsheets, documents, and strategies to implement the process quickly and thoroughly.

3 Key Stages to Performing a Skills Audit

  1. Determine Skills Requirements
    In order to determine skills requirements, an organization should identify current and future skills requirements per job. The end result is a skills matrix with related competency definitions. Definitions can be allocated against various proficiency levels per job, such as basic, intermediate and complex.
  2. Audit Actual Skills
    The actual skills audit process is outlined above and involves an individual self-audit and skills audit. Results are collated into reporting documents that may include statistical graphs, qualitative reports and recommendations.
  3. Determine Development Needs and Plan for Training or Restructuring
    Once skills audit information has been collected, an analysis of the results may be used for planning purposes relating to training and development and other Human Resource interventions. Recommendations are then discussed and agreed actions are implemented.

Tie in with SkillsDB to maximize your organizational talent


Align the organization with its employees to do the best work


Ensure the right people are in the right roles, with measured performance and growth


Offer employee development plans with skills gap analysis and recommended learnings to aid career development


Report organizational team strengths and weaknesses to management with structured regularity


Drive recruiting, hiring and succession planning with deep people data


Manage talent proactively so the team can focus on its critical day-to-day responsibilities


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