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Skills Ontology

Use Skills Ontology to describe your organization with our standards-based vocabulary.

The Skills Ontology isn’t just a list

At the heart of our platform lies a meticulously maintained controlled vocabulary comprising over 1,000 skills, strategic direction goals, and technology products specific to the industry. This ontology is the foundational metadata describing every organization, individual user, training content, and job posting within our ecosystem.

  • Interlinks Talent Management and training.
  • Harmonizes data across organizations, users, and content.
  • Enables unprecedented cross-referencing and insight generation.

Data you can understand

This feature is the connective tissue of our platform. It adeptly combines disparate data points, molding them into a cohesive and actionable whole. The value of such amalgamation is immeasurable, providing unparalleled insights and empowering library leaders to make informed decisions, especially when intertwined with the capabilities of the Skills Inventory. By leveraging the Skills Ontology and its associated features, organizations are better equipped to navigate the complexities of talent management, skill development, and strategic planning in today’s dynamic landscape.

  • Fosters a cohesive data environment, enhancing accuracy and reliability.
  • Provides alignment between skill development and organizational needs.
  • Simplifies the process of describing skills and gaps for your staff.

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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