Enabling Skills in Your Academy

Skills are a powerful feature in Schoox, that can help you better understand your employees and leverage their capabilities! Each skill can be connected to a course or a job, so you will be able to better keep track of how the training has impacted each employee on their job!

As an Admin, to activate the Skills Management feature, head to the Development Workspace, and select Settings -> Control Panel in the left navigation bar. Here, select Performance, click on Skills Management, and toggle the first option to “Yes”. Once you have done this you are ready to use Skills in your Academy and also, apply different settings to better match this feature to your needs!

The first setting you are able to change is if you want to allow employees to conduct self-assessments. If you let your employees assess themselves on available skills, you will be able to track these assessments and see how they value their capabilities compared to how you have assessed them. Self-assessments will not affect the evaluations you have made for your employees but will help you see the perception gap between your assessment and theirs. 

To learn more about how you can track the self-assessments and the perception gap please read: Self-assessments and Perception Gap

The second option you have is the rating scale you want to use to evaluate your employees.
You have three options: 1) Percentage Rating, 2) Star Rating (up to 10 stars), or 3) Custom Rating. Custom Rating gives you the freedom to create your own rating system. 


The third option you have is whether you want proficiency levels for the skills in your Academy. Proficiency levels work as a way to set a standard understanding of what are the levels to reach proficiency in a skill. They will help you achieve a common view for each of your skills. You can set as many levels as you need to. The default levels in the platform are four and you can customize them to your liking. Once you have set the proficiency levels, you will be able to provide a description for them, in each skill.


The fourth and last option you can customize, are the Types of Skills you want to have in your Academy. The different Skill Types can further define each skill and also use as filtering options, to help you find the needed skill faster. The default skill Type is "Skill". For example, another Type you can use is “Competency”.


To learn more about how to utilize Proficiency levels and Skill Types for each skill read: Adding Skills to Your Academy


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