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¡Hola! We are pleased to announce that a brand-new language has been added to our SFIA self-assessment IT Skills Analysis (‘ITSA’) tool! Spanish is one of the most commonly spoken languages in the world, with roughly 460 million speakers in 31 countries. It ranks 2nd in the list of most popular languages (according to the…

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We’ve gone Green!

Introducing the ITSA “Green Report”….. We are excited to tell you about a new option to add to the many benefits that our ‘IT Skills Analysis’ (ITSA) product delivers. ITSA’s self-assessment questionnaire reveals each IT employee’s understanding of the skills they deploy in their current role, using the SFIA Framework to define them.  It is…

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It’s natural that if you want to use a self-assessment tool to analyse the skills of your IT workforce against the SFIA Framework, then the questionnaire needs to be entirely focused on the Framework. Or is it?  What if you have competencies outside of the Framework that you also want to analyse? At ValidateSkills.com, yet…

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As you look ahead at the year to come, what improvements to your management processes could you make that would boost business performance? For example, how effective are your staff appraisals?  Are they a pain or do they represent gain? So often, the agenda at an appraisal is too vague.  The discussion often revolves around…

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ITSA (IT Skills Analysis) has already come a long way since its launch in July, which we timed to coincide with the new SFIA version 7. We now have a host of additional features to help you to understand and manage your organisation’s IT skill requirements. In fact it would be accurate to describe ITSA…

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To manage the growing demand for our SFIA products and services in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia, we are delighted to report that we have formed a close partnership with DB Results who have offices in Australia and Hong Kong.   “There has a been a sharp increase in enquiries since we launched…

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Today sees the launch of ‘ITSA‘, our ground-breaking new advanced SFIA self-assessment tool! ITSA – which stands for ‘IT Skills Analysis’ – will provide you with a detailed and accurate audit of the skills that your IT professional employees deploy in their current job role.  ITSA’s unique adaptive questioning approach will steer the employee through…

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The SFIA Foundation has today launched the latest release – Version 7 – of its world renowned ‘Skills Framework for the Information Age’. At ValidateSkills.com, we are ahead of the game!  Our electronic SFIA tools, such as our ‘Job Role Builder’ and our online objective ‘SFIA Skills Tests’, are Version 7 ready!  For those who are…

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The Fijian Revenue and Customs Authority, based in the islands’ capital Suva, recently engaged us to help them use the SFIA Framework to improve their recruitment processes.  Even though the time difference is 12 (sometimes 13) hours ahead, we were still able to communicate effectively through email and deliver what they needed to their satisfaction. Chief Information…

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We are delighted to announce that the SFIA Foundation has awarded us ‘Global’ Partner status. Kevin Tibbs, Managing Director of Assess Management Ltd (trading as ValidateSkills.com) says:- “SFIA is now a worldwide phenomenon, used in more than 200 countries across the globe.  It truly is the benchmark for IT Professional skills, wherever they are delivered.  At…

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