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Integrating Knowledge Management and Human Resources via Skill Management

Summary: Integrating Knowledge Management and Human
Resources via Skill Management
Norbert Gronau
(University of Potsdam, Germany
Mathias Uslar
(University of Oldenburg, Germany
Abstract: Knowledge is more and more a key factor within companies. Nearly 40
percent of all employees are so called "knowledge workers". Distribution and inquest
of knowledge within companies are supported by skill management systems. Although
not all aspects and potentials of this instrument are yet utilized skill management
systems have spread widely within business organizations. This paper summarizes the
requirements, scopes and problems for skill management system within the company.
Key Words: requirements, knowledge management, skill management
Category: H.1.2, J.4
1 Main fields of application
Skill management as a knowledge management instrument deals with the know-
ledge of the company's employees on different levels [B¨ohme 2001]. Main issues
of skill management are the qualifications and skills that are important for pro-


Source: Appelrath, Hans-Jürgen - Department für Informatik, Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences