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Needs Assessment

Use Skilltype’s Needs Assessment to create a collaborative snapshot of your library’s needs.

With Skilltype’s Needs Assessment, you eliminate the guesswork

A well-defined strategic direction is crucial for your library’s success. However, one of the biggest challenges leadership faces is not knowing whether the Team has the necessary skills to achieve these goals. This uncertainty can lead to missed targets, wasted resources, and strategic misalignment.

  • Find out what your team does best and where they need to improve.
  • Get the facts you need to make smart choices for your library.
  • Optimize training investments and personnel strategies.
  • Save money and time by avoiding wasted resources and missed objectives so your library stays on track.

Tailored assessments for strategic success

Your leadership team will participate in an in-depth organizational needs assessment and consultation facilitated by our Customer Success Managers. This crucial step ensures that your strategic goals are aligned with the skillsets your team possesses or needs to develop.

  • Enhance team cohesion through aligned objectives and capabilities.
  • Receive expert guidance tailored to your organization’s unique needs.
  • Empower leadership with actionable data for informed decision-making.
  • Drive future success with a strategically aligned workforce.
  • Benefit from a customized roadmap to achieve your organizational vision.

Frequently Asked Questions

Skilltype’s talent platform uses real-time data to help information professionals and their teams identify, develop, and share expertise. The platform aggregates thousands of training resources, opportunities, and talent profiles of individuals, describing each with a controlled skills vocabulary to create a personalized career and organizational development experience.

Skilltype is used by library managers and their teams, along with communities, conference organizers, and vendors that train information professionals. Customers include libraries of all sizes ranging from 5 employees to 500 across North America, Europe, and Asia. Skilltype’s largest customers have thousands of data points being surfaced to help inform career pathways and organizational development strategy.

Skilltype indexes training resources and opportunities from over 100 conferences and training providers, enhances the records with our proprietary skills ontology, and delivers them to users through a personalized recommendation engine. We also partner with training providers who aim to grow and engage their communities using Skilltype’s tools.

Small libraries can be up and running in a day or two. Larger libraries may require more conversations and take up to a week or two. No implementation or professional services teams required. Just appoint a project manager to coordinate with our onboarding team on the timeline you set to roll it out across your organization.

Skilltype is priced on a per-employee basis. Most libraries sign annual or multi-year subscriptions, but we support shorter pilots for larger organizations with complex use cases. Skilltype also works with consortia to streamline your procurement process and offer discounts for Enterprise capabilities with additional features and premium support are available for organizations upon request. Contact us to get more details.

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