, an Australian short-term work platform, is developing a Blockchain-based financial system for freelancers or contractors to obtain work and pay them in their own “labour-hour” token. They aim to disrupt the HR, finance and recruitment industries with their upcoming platform. I spoke with Sergei Sergienko CEO ChronoBank, who told me “ Our goal is to make a difference in the way people find work and get rewarded for their labour, doing it decentralised and without the involvement of traditional financial institutions. ” This is potentially transformative, and Sergei’s message to HR leaders was this change will happen, so find out more and work to develop this next wave for your organisation.
The eCOTOOL model allows any ability definition to be assigned a level within any number of level schemes or frameworks. The example given with the eCOTOOL high-level competence model explanation (Grant & al., 2011) (written to give background to pilot testing of the eCOTOOL tools) gives an example from UK National Occupational Standards (NOS). "Service and maintain domestic natural gas systems and components" can plausibly be assigned to level 2 of the UK National Qualifications Framework, 1 level 3 of the EQF (both of which are widely known schemes), and level 2 of eCOTOOL’s own level scheme. Any number of level schemes can be devised, for different purposes, and there is nothing to prevent anyone assigning any competence-related concept to any level scheme, published or not published. This is supported by eCOTOOL, with the constraint only that each level scheme should be identified by its own unique URI.
You may want to identify certain types of equipment by vendor name and brand or category (., ultracentrifuge vs. prep centrifuge), particularly if they are not commonly found in most labs. It is appropriate to report, parenthetically, the source (vendor) and catalog number for reagents used, ., " ....poly-L-lysine (Sigma #1309) ." When using a method described in another published source, you can save time and words by providing the relevant citation to the source. Always make sure to describe any modifications you have made of a standard or published method.