An expanded base of skills will allow you to assess your employees comprehensively during reviews and will automate this process.
To add a new skill, go to Skills > Skills configuration and click Add a skill in the upper right corner.
A skill needs to have a name, it can also have a description.
You have to choose if this skill is soft or hard, it will affect further configuration.
For a hard skill you always have to create a scale. Each level has to have a name and may have a description. Use the plus icon to add new levels. Remember to put levels in the ascending order.
When it comes to a scale for soft skills, you can add a custom scale or use the default scale.
When you add a soft skill, you will see the Behaviors tab. Here you can define behaviors for the skill.
Click Add a behavior on the right side and name it. Here you can also create a custom scale or use the default one.
Click Add and your skill with behaviors is created. You can see it on the list of skills.
On this list you can also define default skills, just go to a proper tab.
Levels for the default scale are defined the same way as for custom scales. Name them, add a description and use the plus icon to add new levels.
Creating skill profiles
Skill profiles allow you to set clear expectations when it comes to required skill levels for certain roles. Both employees and their managers can see them.
To create a skill profile, go to Skills > Skill profiles and click Add a profile in the upper right corner.
The skill needs to have a name, it can also have a description. You can also turn on defining weights for skills - one skill can be more important than the other.
Click Add and go to the Skills tab where you will decide which skills on which level are necessary for employees with this profile.
Click Add skills on the right and choose skills from the list. Check them, choose the required level and click Save.
If you want to change the level or add a weight for any skill, click Edit list.
Save changes and go to the Users tab to choose who will have this profile.
Click Assign employees and search for employees.
Tick chosen employees and click Assign.
The platform allows you to browse two lists on which you can check the skill levels of your employees. To see them, go to Skills > Employee skills.
The View skills tab allows you to browse through singular skills of employees. Here you can see that John Smith has his communication on level 3, even though his desired level is 5.
The second tab, View profiles, shows you if users fill their skill profiles. Here you can see that Anne Black has 75% of skills expected from an IT specialist.
Both lists can be filtered and sorted, you can also search for specific information.