HRSG Releases i-SkillSuite®Version 5.0, Offering Unparalleled Competency Management

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Complete rebuild of pioneering competency suite strategically manages talent from pre-hire to retirement

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HRSG announced today the release of i-SkillSuite® 5.0, its flagship competency suite with expanded capabilities and new competency-based job profiles. The new suite provides organizations with the tools to reap the rewards of competency-based talent management, improving productivity by having more skilled and engaged employees.

By more tightly linking job requirements with organizational needs, Version 5.0 helps HR professionals strategically manage their company's talent needs and match employees to jobs that best fit their skills and experience. Users can build an organizational chart by identifying departments, positions and hierarchies—as well as identify vacant jobs and their required competencies and qualifications. HR professionals can then assess employees to those jobs to determine their fit, ensuring that the right people are in the right roles at the right time.

Employees can also use i-SkillSuite® 5.0 to map their own career paths by assessing their skills and learning against what competencies are required for jobs at higher levels.

The release of i-SkillSuite® 5.0 features a complete rebuild of the database structure, administration capabilities and user interface. The suite comes pre-loaded with a vast competency dictionary with over 90 general and functional competencies, all fully scaled to five proficiency levels with behavioural indicators at each level. Competency-based job descriptions made up of job-specific competencies, attributes and responsibilities are also included. Technical competencies are also available covering a wide range of job groups, including IT, finance and accounting, engineering, supply chain, legal and many more. Content can be used as delivered or easily configured to meet a customer's unique needs.

"With the release of Version 5.0, HRSG has solidified its place as an international leader in the competency-management space," said Suzanne Simpson, President of HRSG. "i-SkillSuite® 5.0 was developed through business research, the engagement of hundreds of competency-based projects, management best practices and our customers' feedback. It's now easier than ever for clients to harness the power of competency-based talent management."

Introduced in 2005, i-SkillSuite® remains one of the only competency management systems in the HR space that is built organically without acquisition and integration of multiple platforms, resulting in HR software designed to integrate competency-based processes and best practices. More and more HRSG clients are integrating their solution with larger talent management software systems such as SuccessFactors, SAP, PeopleSoft and Halogen.

"Version 5.0 easily integrates competencies in everyday HR management, helping us make informed management decisions and bringing the benefits of competency-based management to our fingertips," said Andy Andrews, Director, Lexonis Limited, UK. "We're very excited about the release of i-SkillSuite® 5.0."

For more information and to take the company's i-SkillSuite Challenge, visit http://i-skillsuite5.hrsg.ca/.

About HRSG:
Human Resource Systems Group Ltd. (HRSG) delivers competency-based software and services solutions to leverage talent and propel your organization to higher levels of success. HRSG is committed to providing products and services precisely tailored to meet client needs using the most advanced knowledge, tools and techniques in the field of human resource and talent management.

Launched in October 1989, HRSG earned its leadership position by developing innovative, customer-centered solutions to strategic HR issues across a wide range of government and industry. Their goal is to help organizations maximize their full potential by aligning their human resources with strategic vision and goals. HRSG focuses on improving the quality of working life for employees, while making a positive difference to the bottom-line success of organizations.

Media Contacts:
Sarah Beckett
HRSG Marketing Manager
+613-745-6605 x224
sbeckett(a)hrsg(dot)ca

Elrond Lawrence
Fisher Vista Marketing Group for HRSG
831-632-2183
elawrence(a)fishervista(dot)com

This press release was distributed through PR Web by Human Resources Marketer (HR Marketer: http://www.HRmarketer.com) on behalf of the company listed above.

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