Automation and AI were already driving sweeping changes to the world of work and the skills that companies need to compete before COVID-19, according to Stephen Yadzinski and Tyler Nakatsu of JFF.
To help businesses navigate these dramatic shifts now, they say career fit assessments like MyInnerGenius help people discover what they do best and connect them with careers that match their natural skills, abilities, and personality traits.
Yadzinski and Nakatsu highlight MyInnerGenius, an HR tech innovation from GreatBizTools, as an example that assesses students, employees, and jobseekers for pre-training, workforce rebalancing, and career planning to help them discover the perfect career match – regardless of education or background.
“Many people are in the wrong careers and don’t realize they are within reach of a better job. Most just need a few skills. Others don’t even know where to begin, what kind of career they should seek, and how to get there,” says Denise Leaser, President of GreatBizTools. “Working with JFF, we’re going to change that and help people find careers they will love, careers that will enrich their lives.”
JFF is partnering with MyInnerGenius by focusing on pilot efforts that effectively identify prospects with non-STEM backgrounds who have the capacity to be successful in IT roles. Areas of opportunity may include technology-based apprenticeship programs that create opportunities for low- and middle-skilled workers to train in high-growth industries.
In addition, MyInnerGenius is also working on an initiative with IBM to help people get started in new IT careers. People can use MyInnerGenius for free and receive career recommendations and access to IBM training to get started in their new careers.
“As today’s changes rapidly alter jobs and what companies need to succeed, MyInnerGenius helps put the right people in the right jobs now and into the future,” adds Leaser.
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Headquartered in Florida, GreatBizTools is an HR technology company with a 40-year history helping enterprises and small businesses improve their hiring and skills programs. GreatBizTools is the developer of WebAssess®, an online pre-hire assessment tool used by many of the leading brands and Fortune 500 companies. MyInnerGenius®, also developed by GreatBizTools, is an ed tech innovation which uses cognitive tools to help match employees and students to careers which complement their innate skills and abilities.Image © Jobs for the Future, 2020.