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Using the Human Skills Matrix

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If you’re an educator…you can use HSX to examine your curriculum and pedagogy to ensure integration of these critical skills.

Ensuring that learning outcomes, course materials, and activities not only target relevant knowledge and skills for the given course but that human skills are integrated across the teaching of all courses and programs. This will promote continued relevance and applicability of curriculum to the needs of employers, individuals, and the digital economy. 

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If you’re an employer…you can use HSX to train and upskill workers, provide learning opportunities and adapt job postings.

Utilizing human skills in hiring, training and organizational planning will help employers compete in the rapidly changing future of work. We know these skills will be increasingly important and will change frequently, so integrating them into operations drives adaptability and better matching of people to work. 



If you’re a worker…you can use HSX to assess your individual capacity for these attributes and skills and engage in learning to fill gaps and remain competitive.

Depending on education, work, and life experience, individuals will have varying degrees and sets of human skills. This framework allows for individuals to holistically define areas where they can improve and align that planning with their education and career goals. 



If you’re a policymaker… you can use HSX as a touchpoint for workforce planning, competitiveness analysis, and pathway initiatives.

Human skills are imperative in education and workforce planning and policymakers have the unique opportunity to integrate HSX at a systems-level. This will promote continuity in priorities and training and maximize results for individuals and firms.