Critical Skills Experience Improvements

With this release, the Critical Skills section, located in the user Skills Profile, is enhanced with additional functionality to make it easier to capture ratings, make skills visible to a broader audience, and explain the goal of Critical Skills to the user.

The following enhancements have been made to the Critical Skills experience:

  • Replaced text-based skill listing with interactive skills tags, making it easier for users to interact with the skill directly in the Critical Skills table
  • Added a Bulk Rating process to rate proficiency on all of a user's Critical Skills at once
  • Added an information icon to explain what the Critical Skills are and how the overall proficiency score is calculated
  • Made Critical Skills viewable to Managers and Administrators

How Does this Enhancement Benefit My Organization?

Critical Skills make it easy for employees to understand the skills required for the Capability Models to which they belong. The Critical Skills experience is improved to make it easier for employees to understand and take action on their most essential skills.

Starter Guide

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


This functionality is automatically enabled for all organizations.


The following new permission applies to this functionality:

Skills Profile - Critical Skills - View

Grants the ability to view the Critical Skills table for any user. This permission cannot be constrained. This is an administrator permission.

Administrators must also have permission to access the user's Skills Profile.

Core Administration

The following existing permissions apply to this functionality:

Capabilities - Skills Profile - View

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