In today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, the ability to adapt and learn new skills is paramount. Microsoft has introduced a new feature in its employee experience platform, Viva, called Skills. This feature is designed to help employees use and develop their skills through personalized experiences.
AI-Driven Skill Selection
One of the standout features of Viva Skills is its use of artificial intelligence (AI). The AI technology behind Skills automatically identifies and suggests relevant skills for employees based on their profile, activities, and goals. This means that the learning and development process is tailored to each individual, ensuring they gain the most relevant and useful skills for their role and career aspirations.
Introducing Skills in Microsoft Viva
The introduction of Skills in Microsoft Viva brings a host of benefits and capabilities. Employees can discover new learning opportunities, showcase their skills, and connect with experts in their field. This not only enhances individual skill sets but also fosters a culture of continuous learning and knowledge sharing within the organization.
With Viva Skills, Microsoft intends on focusing on 3 target business scenarios:
- Upskilling and reskilling
- Strategic Workforce Planning
- Skill Discovery in the Flow of Work
Viva Skills will integrate with the Microsoft Graph, LinkedIn Skills Graph and custom skill taxonomies.
Microsoft Viva Skills represents a significant step forward in workforce upskilling. By harnessing the power of AI, it provides personalized, relevant, and effective skill development opportunities. As we continue to navigate the digital landscape, tools like Viva Skills will be instrumental in ensuring employees are equipped with the skills they need to succeed.
Viva Skills was announced at HR Tech and Ignite, and is currently in private preview, Plans are to expand the preview in Spring 2024, with GA expected in Q2 2024.
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