Skills Recognition is an ideal process for conducting skill audits to assist in evidence based decision making about individual and organisational learning and development programs. Skills audits can also assist with the development of accurate training records.
Ideally, the skills audit is done through spoken interview by an experienced auditor/assessor questioning the individual. The assessor gathers information on informal and life skills, knowledge and experience. Experience from seemingly unrelated fields which some employees wouldn't necessarily think is relevant, may be collected.
The skills audit information is kept on record. Over time, it is consulted to locate skills gaps within the organisation and plan training needs analyses. The skills audit informs the organisation which employees require development and in what areas. Skills audit information can also be used to substantiate employee resumes, to make better use of their skills within their given role, and to inform career and succession planning.