Workday Delivers Machine Learning-Powered Skills Cloud to Unlock Workforce Potential

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According to a recent press release, “Workday, Inc., a leader in enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources, today announced the general availability of its skills cloud, a universal skills ontology that helps organizations cleanse, understand, and relate job skills data. Built into the underlying framework of Workday Human Capital Management (HCM), the skills cloud leverages machine learning to recognize and identify related skills, consume new skills, and continuously learn. Using its skills cloud as a foundation in Workday HCM, Workday aims to help customers easily tap talent inside and outside of their organizations.”

The release goes on, “Today’s skills gap has every business leader thinking about how they can better develop and reskill workers. But, to effectively connect people with opportunities, organizations first need to solve a fundamental skills data problem that exists at the core of their workforce technology. There are multiple descriptions for every skill that exists, and skills are constantly changing—with new ones emerging and others becoming obsolete—making it impossible to keep up with the administration and reconciliation of this unstructured data set. Workday found that common skills can have up to 20-plus synonyms, which the skills cloud consolidates to reveal the relationship between skills—for example, showing that “patient management” is related to “urgent care” and “clinical trials” for nurses.”


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