Competence management is important in a company to ensure that employee resources are used optimally. Through competence management, the skills and competences of employees can be developed and used in a focused way. Competence management is a demanding task. How does the company know what competencies a person has outside their field of work? And how can these competences be used professionally?

In order to solve these and many other challenges in competence management without spending a lot of time and personnel, the use of skill management tools can be a useful method: The right tools ensure that skills management can be implemented efficiently. Digital tools can be used for every step along the employee life cycle and significantly improve the results. The tools start at different points along the employee’s career path. Which tool or mix of tools a company needs depends entirely on individual needs. All-in-one solutions are often very powerful for SMEs. The key question in the selection process is: What requirements should be met by the competence management system?

Digital Support in Applicant Management

What skills do we need in the company? There are many different skills management tools that can be used for recruiting, such as Eightfold AI, Cobrainer or Textkernel. They provide clarity on what companies need and what they should be looking for. They help the company to define the required competences and skills in detail. Suitable candidates can thus be quickly identified and the entire application process is significantly accelerated.

Focused Onboarding

Onboarding can be made much easier with skills management tools such as Neobrain or Workday. They can be used to create onboarding plans that are fully tailored to individual requirements and required learning objectives. Checklists or surveys can also be generated by the tools and appropriate learning resources provided for the new employees. Success checks, clear objectives and assessments of the level of knowledge are carried out by the tool to evaluate the onboarding of the new employee and make adjustments if necessary.

Implementing Human Resource Development Strategically And Transparently

Competence management is an essential part of personnel development. Which abilities, skills and potentials should be specifically promoted among employees? Systematic competence management first makes transparent which competences the company needs in which roles and positions in order to be successful today and in the future and to be able to realise its corporate goals. This creates target profiles for future roles. With skills management tools such as HRForecast, Degreed or Edyoucated, the current competences in the company can be identified and developed. This allows career plans and individual development paths to be defined, which support employees in improving their skills in a targeted manner. The tools provide access to a variety of learning resources that promote continuous development and monitor progress. Further training and career development are actively promoted on the basis of individual suggestions. By permanently analysing competencies and individual performance, skills management tools can filter out employees with particularly high potential and identify suitable fits for future roles and positions. Through continuous mentoring and assessment of acquired competencies, the tools can measure the success of staff development and make adjustments as needed. In this way, the potential of the workforce can be largely exploited.

Competence management tools provide valuable support in many areas: be it in needs analysis, gap identification, succession planning, strategic human resource planning or the development of tailor-made training plans. THE MAK`ED TEAM has gained extensive national and international experience in the field of competence management. Our HR experts identify the appropriate skill management tools based on the individual framework conditions and needs in the company and implement them in your company in such a way that they fit into existing processes. By digitalising skills management, companies can better align their workforce according to strategic aspects. In this way, the company ensures that it has the competences in its team that it needs to remain competitive. And that in the long term.