Competencies

While the Skill Engine API works out of the box with the skills vocabulary provided by TechWolf, some organisations have a language of their own to express capabilities: a competency framework. As we want our system to integrate with your company seamlessly, we allow you to import this competency language into the Skill Engine API, making our system speak your language.

The structure of a competency in our system is relatively simple: all that's required as input is a name and a description. In essence, each competency is mapped with one or more underlying skills -- this is done in a fully automated manner, based on the name and description provided for each competency. Afterwards, you can use the feedback functionality to adapt the interpretation of each competency to match your vision exactly. Competencies in the Skill Engine API are modeled in a very similar way to entities. As such, you can use the same functionality to create, read, update and delete them as you might do with an Employee or Vacancy entity.

As managing an always up-to-date competency framework can be quite a burden without intelligent tooling and insights, we assist our customers in optimising their frameworks. For example, this includes detection of potential duplicates or errors, analysing how well your framework covers your workforce and suggesting upcoming skills to be added in the form of a new competency. This way, we assist you in keeping your framework accurate, active and relevant.