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Addressing the Skills Gap by ASTD Public Policy Department

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SKILLS GAP ACTION PLAN

The multi-faceted influences that contribute to the skills gap, and its depth and breadth, can make the problem seem insurmountable. It is not. With a clear understanding of the different factors that may be contributing to your organization's skills gap, you can formulate a solid plan for dealing with it. There are six defined steps to take.

STEP 1: UNDERSTAND THE KEY STRATEGIES, GOALS, AND METRICS

This is the holistic review of the organization or unit. To effectively close a skills gap you must first identify and understand all of the factors that contribute to it. These include internal and external forces. External forces include

• economy

• culture

• market.

As mentioned earlier, the global recession and slow economic ...

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