NMD|Nomadas Uses Zapoint SkillsMapper 2.0 to Assign and Track Employee Skills for Projects

BOSTON, March 15, 2010 — NMD/Nomadas is improving its ability to staff and bid client projects, as well as motivate employees, through a skills-based career management tool, SkillsMapper 2.0 from Zapoint.

The architectural consulting firm handles projects ranging from urban planning to landscape architecture to interior architecture. With such a diverse client base, NMD/Nomadas needs an accurate, up-to-date view into the expertise and experience of its employees – particularly during the bid process.

With SkillsMapper 2.0, NMD/Nomadas can now map employee skills, experience and training against current and upcoming work. The employee-driven process is creating a system of record that engages the entire company in the talent management process. Read how in the latest Zapoint case study.

“We needed a much simpler approach to capture skills information and plan our workforce,” said Claudia Urdaneta, executive director of human resources. “In addition to the business development benefits, we wanted to assure employees that their involvement provides real benefits for their career goals.”

According to Urdaneta, the company tried various HR systems to map employee expertise and competence to specific jobs, but the systems proved complex and were subsequently underutilized.

With SkillsMapper, employee-created Talent Profiles provide a simple, graphical representation of available skills. NMD/Nomadas management and project managers have insight into expertise and resources across the firm. Social tools, such as real-time status updates and discussion boards, foster the collaboration so critical to the project-driven nature of architectural environments.

Employees are also more engaged in the process, knowing that keeping their SkillsMapper profiles up-to-date lets their new expertise be instantly visible in the system and throughout the company. They can also see their best career moves, understand their peers’ skills and experience, and choose the best training and development options to succeed.

Zapoint offers SkillsMapper as a hosted service, functional and secure enough for multi-national corporations, while economical and manageable by smaller companies. Pricing is available by contacting Zapoint sales representative at sales(at)zapoint.com.

About Zapoint
Zapoint offers Web services that help companies build better partnerships between HR and employees. Their employee career management approach helps organizations better recruit, maintain and develop their employee base to sustain a competitive advantage; www.zapoint.com.
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Gail DeLano
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Keith Woodward

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