Skills Profile and Capabilities Library (Early Adopter)

Prior to skills profiles, many organizations faced challenges in setting up, maintaining, and scaling organizational skills, 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 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:

  • Cornerstone's AI-powered Skills Graph automatically imports skills into the Capabilities Library. (Administrators can 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 do not currently want to develop. (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 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.

This functionality is intended for organizations that are interested in gathering more data on their employees’ capabilities and organizations that want to encourage employee-driven development, where employees can build robust profiles, request ratings from peers, and rate peers.

Capabilities Library

It is challenging for administrators to maintain a complete list of relevant skills for their organization. Using Cornerstone's Skills Graph, 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. 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 rating results (private, public, or limited to certain relationships).

How Does this Enhancement Benefit My Organization?

With the Capabilities Library and Skills Profile, 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.

Included with the Early Adopter (Available now)

  • Capability Statuses
  • View Rating Request Results
  • Rating Template Administration
  • One-Time Full Portal Scan for Generating Skill Suggestions
  • Versioning for Rating Scales
  • Reporting 2.0 for User Skills (See Reporting Fields - Skills Profile.)
  • Localization of Rating Scales and Rating Templates
  • All features previously announced as part of Open Beta in October 2020

Included with the Early Adopter (Available in Stage and Pilot at the start of UAT and in Production with the April 2021 Release)

Included with the Early Adopter (Available Post-Release)

Additional documentation will be provided for these features closer to release date.

Starter Guide

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

Considerations

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

Implementation

Skills Profile and Capabilities Library (Early Adopter) features which are indicated as being available now are available in all environments for customers that have previously enabled Capabilities. All other features will be available in Stage and Pilot at the start of UAT and production with the April '21 Release, or in a post-release patch. Refer to the descriptions above to determine when features will be available. Features targeted for a post-release patch are not available during UAT.

Portals that have not yet enabled Capabilities can self-activate via Capabilities Enablement Settings on the Corporate Preferences page. When enabled, administrators in the System Administrator role will have access to the Skills Profile, Capabilities Preferences, and Capabilities Library by default.

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 permission applies to this functionality:

PERMISSION NAME PERMISSION DESCRIPTION CATEGORY
User Ratings - View Ratings About Other Users Grants ability to view ratings history and rating details about other people regardless of the visibility settings on the ratings. This permission does not bypass visibility ratings about yourself, which means users cannot use this permission to view ratings provided about themselves that are otherwise not visible to them. This permission is intended for an administrator or talent partner who needs broad access to all ratings occurring within the portal. This permission cannot be constrained. Core Administration

The following existing permissions apply to this functionality:

PERMISSION NAME PERMISSION DESCRIPTION CATEGORY
Capabilities - Skills Profile - View Grants ability to view an employee 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 create, edit, and copy capabilities via the Capability Library. Administrators with this permission cannot delete capabilities or change the status of a capability. This permission cannot be constrained. This is an administrator permission. Core Administration
Capability Library - Manage Grants ability to create, edit, copy, delete, import, and approve 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 expertise levels and rating scales for capabilities via Capabilities Preferences. This permission cannot be constrained. This is an administrator permission. Core Administration
User Rating Scales - Manage

Grants ability to manage rating scales for capabilities. This permission cannot be constrained. This is an administrator permission.

This permission only works when used in conjunction with the User Rating permission.

Core Administration
User Rating Templates - Manage

Grants ability to manage feedback templates for capabilities. This permission cannot be constrained. This is an administrator permission.

This permission only works when used in conjunction with the User Rating permission.

Core Administration
User Ratings For end users, this permission grants ability to perform ratings and view ratings. For administrators, this permission is required along with the specific user ratings administration permissions to edit rating scales or templates. This permission cannot be constrained. Core Administration

Security Roles

Upon release, the User Ratings - View Ratings About Others permission is automatically granted to the default System Administrator role. Administrators must grant this permission with the appropriate constraints to other roles, if necessary.