Skill Gap

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Definition: Skill Gap

Skill Gap is the difference in the skills required on the job and the actual skills possessed by the employees is called as skill-gap.


An Employee Skill Gap analysis helps achieve the following objectives:

  • Helps one refine and define skills the agency needs, now and in the future
  • Make  employees  aware about the critical skills they’ll need to grow
  • Helps  in recruiting efforts when current employees don’t have the skills or the interest


In terms of banking, an example of a skill gap could be if an employee lacked the ability to cash government bonds.


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