KnowledgeSmart delivers skills gap analysis and benchmarking services to help AEC firms maximise their return on investment in technology, people and client services.
As a mature cloud-based service provider, KnowledgeSmart is the only online subscription offering that analyses and benchmarks construction industry software-user skills to help businesses create new efficiencies and develop competitive advantage to win more work and increase profit margins.
KnowledgeSmart helps you to capture more useful skills data than ever before. KnowledgeSmart contains testing material for these leading software vendors:
To support the ongoing development of your staff, we have partnered with KnowledgeSmart (KS). KnowledgeSmart develops online skills assessment and survey tools which help businesses capture knowledge on a wide range of software tools, work flows and standards.
The inefficient use of design and engineering software costs the AEC industry £ millions. The difference between success and failure is narrowing with strong competition, tighter profit margins and efficiencies playing a more vital role than ever before. Training your staff is key and instrumental in realising some of these efficiencies, but how do you optimise its effectiveness and measure its success? With KnowledgeSmart you can optimise your training investment to focus on areas specific to your business as well as the individual's needs.
Studies have shown that providing focus in training benefits learning. Rebecca Rupp, author of 'Committed to Memory', found that "One hour after learning, 56% of material has gone to the wind; one day later, 66% has evaporated; and after one month, 80% is gone'. As individuals, we can only take in and retain so much information, some more and some less, but we all have a limit.
Filtering out that we need to know, is crucial.
When considering new hires, how do you measure the applicant against their glowing C.V., make a better, more informed decision and safeguard the business against unnecessary recruitment costs?
When considering existing Team Members, were all experts right? But how do you know what you dont know if you dont know it?
How does the technical knowledge you have within your business compare to that against the industry as a whole? You can only be as good as the most experienced member of your team, but in reality, how good are they?
How KnowledgeSmart works for your business
The KnowledgeSmart system of online assessments is built around assessing capability and identifying real skills gaps. Using KnowledgeSmart to identify areas where training and learning are required helps provide a true picture of your team's skills.
Training and Learning
Make your training and learning plan organised and more efficient using KnowledgeSmart. The assessments evaluate the true state of development in your business, highlighting the skills gaps and identifying where your team could benefit from further training.
Train your team efficiently
Train your team to meet the standards required by your business
Build a development program for employee performance
Create a training program to achieve future business growth
Human Resources (HR) Officers must have a clear understanding of their employer's business objectives and be able to devise and implement policies which select, develop and retain the right staff needed to meet these objectives.
The smartest HR Officers are therefore subscribing to KnowledgeSmart to assess the CAD and BIM skills of new hires and to guide skills improvement over time.
Liaise with team leaders to identify skills gaps and improve staff performance
Interview and select job candidates
Develop and implement policies for performance management
Advise on pay and other remuneration issues, including promotion and benefits
Plan, and sometimes deliver, training - including inductions for new staff
Analyse training needs in conjunction with departmental managers
Projects - Winning and Delivering
Allocate the right resource to the right project with the online assessments. Key projects may also need skills that are new or underdeveloped in your business, KnowledgeSmart assessments help identify these skill shortages in advance of project start dates. Knowing the skill range of your team also gives confidence when pitching and winning projects.
Get a true picture of what resources in your business can be used for certain projects
Highlight potential issues before projects start
Be confident in your teams' abilities when pitching and winning new projects
For further information, please contact us and we shall be pleased to discuss your requirements / provide pricing, etc.