Zapoint SkillsMapper 2.0 Provides Employers a Graphical View of Employee Skills

BOSTON, Jan. 19, 2010 — Zapoint™ has announced SkillsMapper 2.0, enabling employers to easily view skills and experience within their organizations to significantly improve talent management.

Using graphical career planning and competency modeling tools, SkillsMapper provides a powerful system of record that engages the entire company in the career planning and organizational development process. Employees viewing the graphical talent profiles better understand their best next career move. Companies can easily link and reference employee skills across their organizations, informing a range of talent management functions.

“Companies need an easier and clearer way to view the talent, skills and experience of their employees,” said Chris Twyman, founder and chief executive officer of Zapoint. “Zapoint talent profiles provide employers valuable data for recruiting, performance management, training and development and especially succession planning.”

Succession planning has significantly changed in recent years, Twyman explained, now being used more in the context of career development than a focus on senior executive succession. Zapoint provides employers a cost-effective, employee-driven skills assessment approach that illustrates every employee’s skills and experience. Employees gain instant visibility into the skills and experience required to progress within an organization. This “succession development” approach identifies highly targeted learning for employees. In addition, employers have an egalitarian view into employee resources they may not have recognized for filling positions and staffing projects.

Zapoint provides human resources and corporate decision-makers a snapshot of the skills that exist within their organizations. Its simple, online approach enables deployment within weeks instead of months in a large organization, and also allows for easy integration with existing talent management systems.

SkillsMapper is offered as a hosted service by Zapoint. The company’s Web technology is functional and secure for multi-national corporations, while economical and manageable by smaller companies. Pricing is available by contacting a Zapoint sales representative at sales(at)

Founded in 2007, Zapoint offers unique algorithmic Web applications designed for career management and organizational planning. Its SkillsMapper employee career management and skill benchmarking product graphically represents employees’ professional, educational and personal achievements. Organizations can better recruit, maintain and develop their employee base to sustain their competitive advantage. More information is at
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Keith Woodward
Zapoint, Inc.
(312) 607-6559

Gail DeLano
Fisher Vista/HRmarketer
(831) 588-1567

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