HR Tech 2021 Series – Changing the Equation for Organizations With Job and Skill Taxonomies

HR Tech 2021 Series - Changing the Equation for Organizations With Job and Skill Taxonomies

HR Data Labs took the studio mobile and went live at HR Tech 2021 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, NV, talking to thought leaders in People Analytics and HR Technology. Join us as we go on this enlightening journey gathering cutting-edge insights from our guests!

Mark Hanson is a Product Owner for Emsi Burning Glass Talent Analytics team, and he leads the development of skills products, guides initiatives and partnerships related to Emsi Burning Glass Open Skills, and both conducts and presents skills research. He was previously the Director of Talent Analytics at UnitedHealth Group, where he led the People Analytics teams focused on reporting for talent intelligence, talent acquisition, human capital, HR systems, diversity and inclusion (DEIB), learning and development, real estate strategy, and site selection.

In this episode, Mark discusses job and skill taxonomies, and how the equation changes for organizations when good job and skill taxonomies are integrated into their systems and processes.

October 21, 2021

[0:00 – 3:49] Introduction

  • Welcome, Mark Hanson!

[3:50 – 9:48] Past Skills and Job Taxonomies

  • How technology has influenced the skill required to do a job

[9:49 – 28:41] Present Skills and Job Taxonomies

  • Understanding the skills needed inside an organization
  • The importance of mapping career paths within an organization

[28:42 – 35:49] Future Skills and Job Taxonomies

  • Using AI to analyze old data
  • Tailoring learning to your employees

[35:50 – 39:32] Final Thoughts & Closing

  • Episode summary
  • Mark shares his closing thoughts

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