CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Zapoint, Inc., the leader in social career management software solutions, today announced enhancements to its SkillsMapper career management application. Career Paths will enable organizations to incorporate competency frameworks and assessment criteria directly into job roles and job family groups in SkillsMapper. Similar to the external recruiting approach, Career Paths' added functionality provides internal recruiting capabilities to organizations by allowing them to define and communicate what human capital their company needs in order to sustain their competitive advantage. As a result, organizations will have access to the tools they need to promote transparency, fuel employee engagement and help managers develop and retain highly skilled performers.
The current SkillsMapper Career Paths application empowers employees to take ownership of their future by giving them access to tools that help them analyze and plan their career path. With these new features, employees can design career paths to job roles of interest, while enabling management to incorporate the organization's competency frameworks and assessment criteria when creating job roles and job family groups. Human Resource will also be able to create career paths that provide employees a clear view of opportunities available to them and help them identify the skills and experience required to progress inside the organization. This in turn will enable organizations to align their career development process with critical and strategic business needs.
"Critical to a company's success is having a skilled staff and appropriate resources strategically allocated throughout the organization," said Chris Twyman, Zapoint founder and CEO. "Equally as important is developing and retaining highly skilled workers. In doing so, companies have the ability to recruit from within and prevent company knowledge going elsewhere. Giving employees a viable career path and attainable goals that contribute to their professional growth, ensures higher employee satisfaction and retention. Our solutions help organizations engage employees with powerful career planning tools, while providing them with greater visibility into the collective skills and knowledge of their workforces."
The enhanced Career Paths application will be available to download in the Zapoint SkillsMapper Apps Store starting June 15, 2012.
Zapoint career management solutions empower people to take ownership of their future by giving them the tools to analyze and plan their career path in order to make these plans a reality. Incorporating Zapoint solutions into the workplace empowers people to create a clear development path within an enterprise-wide social network. This constructs a sustainable, accountable and transparent approach to the internal talent culture by identifying, rewarding and inspiring employees to expand and hone their professional talents. Zapoint solutions can deploy stand-alone, or can integrate with any HRMS and Talent Management system. For more information visit: http://www.zapoint.com.