Job Profiling: Matching Skills to Jobs
Just ask any business leader: skill shortages are an expensive, time-wasting barrier to effective hiring and training. How can employers determine which individuals are the best fit for highly skilled positions, or which workers are the top candidates to receive job-specific training?
This is why nearly 75 percent of businesses use job profiling—the process of analyzing the skills needed for job tasks—in their recruiting and hiring practices, according to a recent study by Society for Human Resource Management and ACT. With job profiling:
- Employers can identify skills and skill levels current and prospective employees need in order to be successful on the job.
- Individuals can compare their skill levels to those needed for jobs.
- Trainers and trainees can make appropriate decisions about jobs, identify strengths, and set training goals.
Become an ACT WorkKeys Profiler
Key to building a stronger workforce is assessing capabilities of workers and potential workers, and if workforce skills are found to be lacking, to provide opportunities for growth. As a WorkKeys Profiler you will help employers identify the skills needed for their jobs and create an additional revenue stream for your organization. Depending upon the local market, profilers can usually cover the one-time training fee ($2100) and the annual software license fee ($1600) by conducting one to two profiles annually.
For a limited time, the training fee for the WorkKeys Profiling training program is discounted if there are no/few currently authorized Profilers in your area – at 50% off the regular price. WorkKeys Profiling training is a combination of distance learning activities and webcasts, and culminates with an onsite workshop – typically held at ACT’s corporate headquarters in Iowa City, Iowa. Contact ACT to determine if you are eligible for the discounted fee.
And we can come to YOU! Did you know that you can save money on travel expenses by having the onsite workshop in your area? If at least 8 people in an area want to be trained as WorkKeys Profilers, ACT trainers can come to you, at no additional cost, for the onsite component of the Profiling Training. While the discounted training fee applies only to onsite workshops held at ACT headquarters in Iowa City, the savings in travel expenses more than covers it. To join the next class or just get more information, click the link below or call 319-337-1724.
Inquire about the discount: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thinking of having a new Profiler trained?The dates for the next public training session will be published shortly. In the meantime, if you know someone who is interested in learning more about Profiling training, you can share a link to the application and more information or suggest they call 319-337-1724.
Occupational Profiles By Industry Sector
ACT has aggregated national job profile Work Keys data by common occupations in high demand industry clusters.
This information should be used only as a guide.
- Accommodation and Food Services
- Administrative Support
- Arts and Entertainment
- Health Care
- Information Systems
Verify A Certificate
If the individual has made their ACT WorkKeys NCRC information searchable for an employer, you may verify the level with ACT. To verify the ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate (ACT WorkKeys NCRC) level of potential or current employees, enter the registration number here. The ACT WorkKeys NCRC registration number may be found on the front of the certificate as shown:
Occupational Skill Level Info
Browse the Occupational profiles to better understand the alignment between WorkKeys scores and occupational profiles.