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Softscape's 2,001 e-Mentoring, Competencies, and Coaching Tools


Designed for Fortune 500 Employee Career Goals

Business/Technology Editors

WAYLAND, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 4, 2001--Softscape is introducing its newest e-workforce solution to Fortune 500 clients - an e-Mentoring and Career Value Index Program (Career-VIP) comprised of Softscape Skills, Competencies, and Coaching Tips. Career-VIP is designed to enhance employee development and career goals while providing employers with Job Descriptions and Online Mentoring capabilities to help them grow staff in current and future roles.

Softscape's e-Mentoring and Career VIP

With over 2,001 customizable Job Descriptions, Skills, Competencies, and Behaviors, Softscape will be able to provide clients across the United States, Europe, Asia and The Netherlands with fully documented, customizable content that is available both Online and through Softscape's Resource Books. With e-Mentoring and Career VIP, this Competency Modeling tool will enable Human Resource managers to define roles, measure employee performance in those roles, and provide coaching tips to help individuals improve and succeed. Softscape modules are part of the AchievementPlus(TM) suite, the first web-based system to incorporate Performance Management and 360 Multi-Source Feedback.

Competencies Create Win-Win Solutions

According to Dave Watkins, Softscape co-founder, "In a society in which fluidity best characterizes today's job market, companies that retain and retrain are in the best position to leverage their workforce. Competencies help create challenges, excitement, and compensatory rewards with an eye towards creating win-win situations for management and staff." Content is being made available either separately, as a stand-alone product, or to be used in conjunction with Performance Reviews or in combination with Skills and Compensation Management.

Competencies as an Evaluation of Skills

Competencies are baseline measurements for skill development. They are an assessment of one's expertise, know-how, mastery, or qualifications for a particular job. Softscape's basic skill sets include, but are not limited to, Leadership Skills, Decision-Making Skills, Interpersonal Skills, Measurement Application Skills, Taking Responsibility, Client Relationships, and Personal and Professional Values. Softscape's Competency Modeling Program is designed and available in three different formats: Competency Skills and Behaviors, Coaching Tools for Manager and Employees, and Job Descriptions. Each format is available both as a Resource Book and Online.

Employee Strategies for Success

Using Competency-centered web-based tools, employees can work on their own improvement strategies. They can either do this individually or work with Human Resources to determine where they place in terms of skills. These features were designed by incorporating Softscape's Best Practices (http://www.softscape.com). Of the 45 new client accounts and up to 1,000,000 users realized by Softscape in the year 2000, these Softscape clients include: A & P (NYSE:GAP), American Airlines (NYSE:AMR), Equiva Services, LLC, the joint venture of the downstream service unit of Shell, Texaco, and Saudi Aramco, also PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG), Corning Inc. (NYSE:GLW, Steelcase (NYSE:SCS), and PSEG (NYSE:PEG).

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