Create/Edit Capability - Link Similar Skill

The Linked Skill section was added with the February '22 Release, and it is available when creating or editing a custom skill.

Prior to this release, this section only enabled administrators to link the custom skill to an equivalent skill. With this release, administrators can also link the custom skill to a similar skill in the Cornerstone Skills Graph, which helps ensure the custom skill is suggested to users. If a custom skill is not linked to a skill in the Cornerstone Skills Graph, the custom skill will not produce learning content recommendations and users will be required to search for the skill manually to be added to their profile.

To create a capability from the Capabilities Library, go to Admin > Tools > Core Functions > Capabilities > Library. Then, select the Create button.

To edit a capability from the Capabilities Library, go to Admin > Tools > Core Functions > Capabilities > Library. Then, select the Edit link to the right of the appropriate capability.

Linked Skill

If the administrator populates the Name field and does not select a suggested skill from the Cornerstone Skills Graph, a Linked Skill section is displayed. A list of suggested, similar skills is displayed in this section. Note: When editing a custom skill, the administrator will not see skill suggestions if the skill name does not have a translation in the administrator's culture.

To link the custom skill to a skill from the Cornerstone Skills Graph, select one of the suggested skills in this section. The selected skill is displayed below the suggested skills. If the Cornerstone Skills Graph contains a skill with the exact same name, this skill is automatically selected, but it can be removed if necessary.

The administrator can select whether the linked skill is equivalent or similar to the custom skill.

  • Equivalent - Selecting this option indicates that both skills are inherently the same. When a custom skill is linked as an equivalent to a skill in the Cornerstone Skills Graph, the custom skill is shown in place of the equivalent Cornerstone skill anywhere skills are displayed to users, such as Skills You Want to Develop, Skills You Don't Want to Develop, Your Skills, Skills You Might Have, and Manage Skills. In addition, any ratings and feedback that a user has received for the custom skill are aggregated with any ratings and feedback received for the Cornerstone skill.
  • Similar - Selecting this option indicates that the custom skill is neighboring or adjacent to the skill from the Cornerstone Skills Graph. When displaying skills to users, both the custom skill and the similar skill may be suggested to the user.

Only one skill from the Cornerstone Skills Graph can be linked to the custom skill. A Skills Graph skill can only be equivalent to a single custom skill but can be similar to many custom skills.