Employees and managers should communicate, to discuss their current competencies and the new ones they should work on.
It is recommended to keep a solid track of employees’ interest about skill development, and joining them with workers better skilled in those skills.
The teams continuity and balance should be assessed.
Two or more employees should be trained in skills related to emergency situations, so that there is no dependence on only one person in these cases.
When practicing good resource management, employee availability and competency should be strongly considered.
This should avoid failing project deadlines and worker burnout, as well as placing the wrong people working on projects that need certain skills.
Sometimes it will be more advantageous to work with headhunters or recruiting agencies, taking less time from internal hiring managers.