Methods

Metrics

The following article lists and describes the common metrics that may be encountered in Skills Base reports and dashboards.


Skill level

Skill level (self)

The skill level that the person selected for the given skill during their self-assessment.


Skill level (supervisor)

The skill level that a person's supervisor selected for the given skill during a supervisor assessment of the person.


Skill level (difference)

The difference between Skill level (self) and Skill level (supervisor), expressed using the formula: (Supervisor skill level - Self-assesssment skill level)


Skilll level (average)

The average of Skill level (self) and Skill level (supervisor), potentially ignoring zeros and nulls depending on the Calculation Method that is enabled.


Interest level

Interest level (self)

The interest level that the person selected for the given skill during their self-assessment.


Interest level (supervisor)

The interest level that a person's supervisor selected for the given skill during a supervisor assessment of the person.


Interest level (difference)

The difference between Interest level (self) and Interest level (supervisor), expressed using the formula: (Supervisor interest level - Self-assesssment interest level)


Competency level

For more information on Competency Level in general, see this article.


Target skill level

The target skill level that has been set for the given skill. Targets can be inherited from entities such as roles or teams, or can be set directly for people in some circumstances.  Please see the above article on Competency Targets for more information.


Competency level (self)

The difference between Skill level (self) and Target skill level, expressed as a percentage with a maximum value of 100%.


Competency level (supervisor)

The difference between Skill level (supervisor) and Target skill level, expressed as a percentage with a maximum value of 100%.


Competency level (average)

The difference between Skill level (average) and Target skill level, expressed as a percentage with a maximum value of 100%.


Misc

Skill status

Shows as "Active", "Inactive" or "-", indicating whether Skills Base is including the skill in dashboards and reports for the given person.  "Active" skills are those that were assessed in either (or both) of the latest assessment types (self or supervisor assessment).  "Inactive" skills are those that were assessed in at least one past assessment, but not in either of the latest assessment types. Skills marked with a "-" status have never been assessed by/for the person.