We’ve all been there – you need to put someone on a project (or you need help with it yourself) and you just don’t know who has the proficiencies to give you that help. Was it Kenny that took a course on this Adobe Program? Or was it Sandra? Wait, have we even hired anyone that knows how to do this?
The solution is something called Skills Matching. You may associate that term with recruiting, and the idea that you should seek out candidates who have specific experience with the direction your workflow is headed in. That’s certainly true, but skills matching may be even more important AFTER the hire.
Most employees find themselves in positions where they focus on performing just one or two tasks, such as sales, quality control, and the like. What gets forgotten is the content of the rest of their resume and accolades entering the company; they may have years of experience in another field or skill that’s yet been untapped.
Even in the technology and AI-driven year of 2023, most organizations don’t have an efficient way to log their team members’ skill-sets and proficiencies, leaving them scrambling to find a worker that knows how to use a forklift or code a website animation. It’s an annoying issue in a small-to-medium sized business, and it can be a nightmare in a corporation.
Have you ever had a dozen different pieces of Tupperware™ with a dozen different lids, and after time passes, all the lids and all the bottoms are thrown together in a cabinet and you have to fish for a matching lid each time you want to save a couple slices of pizza for tomorrow’s lunch? A smart Skills Matching program is the Tupperware™ organizer you’re looking for.
Where to Find Skills Matching
A skills matching program can’t be found independently the same way a messaging platform or survey tool can. After all, to gather it yourself, you’d have to reach out to everyone to ask them their skills – and that defeats the purpose. Why not have everyone fill out their own skills themselves, perhaps on some sort of profile? Could that be found on, say, a leading all-in-one HR platform?
All right, I’ll spoil the surprise. HelloTeam uses its deeply customizable employee profiles to master skills matching and completely eliminate the long search for the right employee for a job. Your team can use our engagement platform to build a profile that (among many other things) shows a person’s skills, proficiencies and certificates for all to see. Click on a colleague’s name to learn what languages they speak, what programs they’ve mastered, and what training they’ve done.
We’ve even taken it a few steps further – not only can you search by skill, but you can then filter by level (beginner, advanced), by location (in office, overseas), by position, and by department. You’ve got customizability you didn’t even know you needed!
With such dynamic options, you can find problem-solvers instantly, exchange responsibilities between coworkers, and build project teams that compliment each other’s strengths.
Skills matching is one of the most underrated elements of performance management, from the small scale to the large scale. If you want an employee experience platform that comes with the perfect tool for the job, check it out here and see all the other things HelloTeam has to offer!