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Use Cases

Offboarding Current Employees

The problem

Offboarding in libraries is often overlooked in the employee lifecycle, yet it plays a crucial role in maintaining an organization’s legacy. Each departing employee carries the potential to be a lifelong ambassador for the library. However, the current offboarding process is typically fragmented, spread across various emails, forms, and documents from supervisors, HR, or leaders.

This disjointed approach risks losing vital skills and knowledge when staff leave, especially when their contributions are not fully known to managers. Furthermore, inconsistent offboarding experiences can lead to varied perceptions among staff exiting the organization.

The solution

When staff offboarding is smooth and effective, each staff member can continue to be an ambassador for the organization. As they move forward, they can continue to refer candidates and maintain crucial collaborative links with the library.

By subscribing to Skilltype, library HR leaders and supervisors can create a streamlined offboarding process. A dedicated Skilltype Team for Offboarding can be formed, where essential resources related to benefits, document retention, knowledge transfer, and IT security are shared efficiently.

Once an organization sets up a Team for offboarding staff and shares a List of crucial information, additional staff can be added as they exit the library. Updates to procedures, documents, or exit strategies are communicated smoothly via Skilltype, keeping everyone informed.

Each time staff exit the organization, the library’s Directory and Talent Audit will be updated in real-time. Before departure, the library can identify other staff with similar skill sets or interests. These individuals might be available to cover tasks or be cross-trained. This proactive approach ensures service continuity and maintains key stakeholder relationships that could otherwise be overlooked.

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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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