Lightcast is pleased to announce the release of the DDN Skills framework in Talent Analyst!
DDN skills are occupation-specific skill categories found in the Occupation Snapshot report. Occupational skill categories describe the relationship between an occupation and a skill. This hierarchy begins with skills that are basic foundations of an occupation, graduating to advanced skills required for more senior or specialized roles.
- Necessary skills: Necessary skills for an occupation are the ‘specialized skills’ required for that job and are relevant across other similar jobs. These are foundational skills for the broader career area.
- Defining skills: Defining skills are the ‘specialized skills’ that represent the day-to-day tasks and responsibilities of the job.
- Distinguishing skills: An occupation’s Distinguishing skills are the advanced skills that are called for occasionally. An employee with these skills is likely more specialized and able to differentiate themselves.