Skills Profile & Capabilities Library (Open Beta) - Overview

This functionality is available in Stage and Pilot portals with the October '20 Release.

Prior to skills profiles, many organizations faced challenges in setting up, maintaining, and scaling organizational competencies, investing hundreds of hours defining the relevant skills for each job in their organization while employees had to manually add skills to their Universal Profile. Getting employees to fill out their Universal Profile with skills and competencies was often a struggle. Gathering feedback on skills was laborious and administrator-driven. There was a need for an accurate way to identify the talent landscape.

With the Capabilities Library and Skills Profile:

  • Organizations have access to over 53,000 skills that they may be used in their portal.
  • Cornerstone's AI-powered Skills Graph automatically imports skills into the Capabilities Library. (Administrators have the ability to screen skills before they are published for employees to see.)
  • Cornerstone's AI-powered Skills Graph automatically associates relevant skills to each employee job title using data collected from over 250 million profiles worldwide, across all industries and organization sizes.
  • Employees can declare which skills they currently have, which skills they want to further develop, and which ones they would like to ignore. (Employees are given a jump start with automatically suggested skills they can declare and the ability to view full skill descriptions.)
  • Employees can also self-rate their proficiency, interest, and enjoyment for specific skills, and receive skill proficiency ratings from their peers.
  • Organizations can continue to use their internally defined skills and competencies in addition to the skills from Cornerstone's Skills Graph.
  • Organizations should experience a faster implementation time to get their capabilities library up and running.

Important: The Capabilities and Skills Profile functionality is currently in an Open Beta status. As a result, the functionality is evolving weekly, and this documentation may become out of date or incomplete. The next scheduled update of this documentation is scheduled for the February 2021 release. For feature updates and the most up-to-date documentation, please visit the Capabilities Beta community in the Cornerstone Success Center.

Capabilities Library

It is challenging for administrators to maintain a complete list of relevant skills and competencies for their organization. Using Cornerstone's Skills Taxonomy, it becomes much easier for an organization to maintain the right list of skills. The Capabilities Library connects company-specific skills and competencies and the Cornerstone Skills Graph for a new administrator experience.

Skills Profile

Know your employees' capabilities at a deeper level with the Skills Profile. Cornerstone's AI-powered Skills Graph automatically suggests skills that employees might have based on their profile data, making it easier for employees to declare what they're capable of, which skills they want to develop, and which they want to ignore. This enables more personalized content recommendations and more meaningful career development conversations.

With the Skills Profile, it's easy for employees to quickly request manager, peer, or 360 skill ratings using the out-of-the-box templates that come with the Skills Profile. Visibility can be controlled to ensure that only those intended can view results (private, public, or limited to certain relationships).

How Does this Enhancement Benefit My Organization?

With the Capabilities Library and Skills Profile, administrators have new powerful library management and preferences for their skills and competencies. Employees can manage their skills with intelligent skill suggestions using Cornerstone's new AI-powered Skills Graph and request skill proficiency ratings from their peers.

Starter Guide

Click here to download the Skills Profile and Capabilities Library Starter Guide.

Open Beta

Included with the Open Beta (October '20 Release - Stage and Pilot Environments Only):

Capabilities Library (Administrator Experience) Skills Profile
  • Manage a library of capabilities
  • Create/edit/delete/deactivate capabilities
  • Localize capability names and descriptions
  • Set portal preferences for proficiency levels and rating scales
  • Automatically import suggested skills into the Capabilities Library
  • Skills Profile View/Access Skills Profile from Universal Profile (UP)
  • User onboarding wizard to guide employees
  • Manually search and declare skills on profile
  • Peer ratings on proficiency
  • Request peer ratings
  • Automatically import suggested skills into the Capabilities Library
  • Self-rating on Proficiency, Interest, and Enjoyment
  • Confidence Ladder visualization of an employee's skill proficiency
  • Rating history to view previous skill ratings

Considerations

AI-powered Skills Graph suggestions are supported for most skills in English, French, Spanish, German, and Portuguese languages. Employees in non-supported languages can manually add skills to their profile.

Implementation

Open Beta is available to all organizations in stage and pilot environments with the October '20 Release on October 30.

Early Adopter is expected to be available to all organizations with the February '21 Release.

Administrators in the System Administrator role will have access to the Skills Profile, Capabilities Preferences, and Capabilities Library by default. Tools for importing legacy skills will be made available during Early Adopter. These tools are not available during UAT.

Glossary

  • Capability - Capabilities describe what a person can do or what they know. This may include skills, competencies, knowledge, and other types of data.

Permissions

The following new permissions apply to this functionality:

PERMISSION NAME PERMISSION DESCRIPTION CATEGORY
Capabilities - Skills Profile - View Grants a user the ability to view the Skills Profile. Users who have this permission may view the Skills Profile for anyone in the organization. However, individual ratings have privacy settings that control visibility within the Skills Profile. This permission cannot be constrained. This is an end user permission. Core Administration
Capability Library - Edit Grants ability to view, create, and edit capabilities via the Capability Library. Administrators with this permission cannot delete capabilities. This permission cannot be constrained. This is an administrator permission. Core Administration
Capability Library - Manage Grants ability to view, create, edit, and delete capabilities via the Capability Library. This permission cannot be constrained. This is an administrator permission. Core Administration
Capability Preferences - Manage Grants ability to create and edit proficiency levels and rating scales for capabilities via Capabilities Preferences. This permission cannot be constrained. This is an administrator permission. Core Administration

Security Roles

Upon release, the new Capabilities - Skills Profile - View, Capability Library - Edit, Capability Library - Manage, and Capability Preferences - Manage permissions are automatically granted to the default System Administrator role. Administrators must grant this permission with the appropriate constraints to other roles, if necessary.