Our blog is dedicated to sharing insights, best practices, and innovative strategies that will help you take skills management to the next level.

Our Vision

To help you understand, visualize, and close skill gaps in your organization – without the need for complicated spreadsheets.

Our Mission

To provide valuable and educational content about skills management for organizations, departments, and teams across the industry.

Editorial Process

To maintain high-quality standards, our staff writers research and write each piece of content, including skills matrix templates, certification guides, and blog posts. It then goes through a rigorous review process.

Research and writing

The writing process includes extensive research from reputable sources and industry experts, which helps us keep all published content objective and transparent.

When appropriate, AG5 uses AI tools for research purposes. We think of AI as a repository of information – similar to a search engine like Google – and leverage it as such.

For example, in a blog titled “The Benefits of Skills Matrices,” we may use AI tools to generate a list of benefits that skills matrices bring to organizations. Or we may use AI tools to generate a list of specific, real-life certifications that we can use to populate our free, industry-specific skills matrix templates. We’ll then cross-reference any AI-generated information with other, more traditional forms of research. Together, this helps to lay a foundation on which to write original content.

The result is a research and writing process that is more comprehensive and exhaustive – and that uses all the technology we have at our disposal to create the best content possible.

It is important to note, however, that we never copy and paste directly from AI tools. Again, for us, AI is a research tool. All of AG5’s content is written and edited by us, for you – and all directly sourced material is cited.


Once a piece of content has been submitted for review, our in-house marketing team will review the text and request modifications if needed, as well as fact check.

When a final draft has been approved, we publish the article. All sources are cited within – and listed at the bottom of – the article.

Content updates

Our team also keeps content fresh and up-to-date with twice-yearly content reviews. During these revisions, we check sources and claims for validity, add new content, and integrate other necessary updates.

We also constantly monitor and track our top-performing articles and pages, ensuring they are always fresh and valuable. (This is in addition to our twice-year content reviews.)

If content is underperforming  – or is no longer relevant – we aim to remove it from the website entirely. This helps us keep the site uncluttered and easy to navigate, as well as ensures that all of our content is worth your time.

If you find a factual inaccuracy, typo, or other mistake on any of our pages, we encourage you to contact us so that we can correct it.


  • Date published: Date when the blog article was originally published.
  • Updated:  Minor tweaks and updates have been made to the original article.
  • Reason for update: Overview of what has been updated
  • Revision timeline: Explains in which order and when the content was reviewed.
  • Content reviewer: Internal or external expert who verifies facts and proofreads articles.
  • Table of contents: Lists the content of the article.
  • Time to read: Estimated time to read the article.