Skills Profile Preferences

With this enhancement, a new Skills Profile preferences section is available in the Capabilities Preferences page. The Skills Profile preferences section introduces basic controls that enable or disable certain features within the Skills Profile. Initially, there are two primary toggles available with the July '21 Release:

  • Learning Recommendations in Skill Details - This toggle controls whether users are presented with learning recommendations when viewing the Skills Details flyout for a skill. This is enabled by default. See Skills Profile - View Skill Details.
  • Compare Skills - This toggle controls whether the Compare Skills page is enabled. This page enables managers to quickly view all of a user's skills and their skill ratings for all available dimensions, such as Interest, Enjoyment, and Proficiency. This is disabled by default. See Compare Skills - Overview.

These two product experiences are add-ons to the Skills Profile that enhance the overall experience. Learning Recommendations in Skill Details is available for organizations using Learning.

To access Skills Profile Preferences, go to Admin > Tools > Core Functions > Capabilities > Preferences. Then, select the Skills Profile tab.

How Does this Enhancement Benefit My Organization?

This functionality enables administrators to control which product experiences are enabled on the Skills Profile.

Starter Guide

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


The Skills Profile Preferences apply to all users within your portal who have the Capabilities - Skills Profile - View permission. There are no Organizational Unit (OU) specific controls at this time.


The Skills Profile Preferences page is enabled by default for all organizations. Access to the Skills Profile Preferences page is controlled by the existing Capability Preferences - Manage permission.

Learning Recommendations in Skill Details is toggled on by default. Compare Skills is toggled off by default.


The following existing permissions apply to this functionality:

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 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