Have you ever tried to hire a software developer, data analyst or IT infrastructure engineer? Have you been lost among hundreds of CVs, various abbreviations, different educational paths and skills obtained by the candidates?

Have you tried to digitise the processes in your company and had no idea which skills and competences your staff will need to gain?

On the other hand, are you perhaps an ICT professional and don’t know how to present all your skills, achievements and trainings attended in one CV? 

If you answered ‘YES’ to any of above, the European e-Competence Framework (e-CF) is your answer! The eCF is a European standard, adopted automatically by every National Standardisation Body in Europe. So every company, every HR department, every ICT professional or every training provider in the 28 European Countries can refer to a unique, common language suitable for managing professional ICT competencies in the digital world!

If you are not familiar with the world of standards and don’t know what the eCF is, where to find it and how to use it—do not worry. That is also taken care of! Small Business Standards (SBS) has just published an online training course which is composed of three basic lessons that explain the eCF standard, its usage and all the benefits for your company! Visit the training course page HERE and start speaking the eCF language!

And if you still hesitate to access the online training, don’t forget that understanding and using eCF standard allows you to:

  • implement your company’s self-assessment and identify its competence gaps;
  • improve your recruitment procedures by setting useful requirements for the evaluation and recruitment of staff;
  • build job profiles by introducing a common approved methodology to describe professional profiles lacking in your company. This will help your HR team to look for the ICT professionals with relevant profiles anywhere in Europe;
  • use a common language when preparing or analysing clear and harmonised CVs
  • increase your chances at public procurement tendering. eCF terminology allows SMEs to enhance their credibility as bidders by submitting offers that call on the standard’s common European language.

What are you waiting for? Jump right in!