Identification of professional cohorts
The creation of Member Profiles will allow the JSE to better understand the many professional cohorts that exist across the VPS (e.g. administrative employees, facilitators, lawyers, accountants). This will make it easier for departments seeking specialised skills for a specific project to find the help they need. For example, a team requiring data analysis for a discrete project will be able to target JSE members who list data skills in their profiles.
User research tells us the VPS employees would like to have more opportunities to network across the public service, identifying that career development and identification of job opportunities draws heavily on professional social networks and relationships. The information contained in a member profile may be used to facilitate networking opportunities amongst professional cohorts, or to connect people with employees in a profession to which they aspire to belong.