If you want to use our instant feedback or performance assessment modules, you should familiarize yourself with the company skills framework (available under Settings > Edit Skills, which we already pre-filled with a best-practice framework in your account).
You can keep this framework or personalize the company skills framework by defining skills that are relevant for all employees. Some of our customers also use their company values here. Try to limit yourself to three to ten items in the company skills framework - it makes giving feedback much easier!
Team skills that are only relevant for some employees (like marketing or engineering skills) can be added as team skills.
Adding a skill
Select a short title, add an optional description and pick the category that suits best. You can decide, if the skill applies to everyone (like company values or general skills) by selecting the blue button. If the skill is only relevant to a specific team you need to disable it and select the teams in the next step.
You can add several teams to one skill. The following skill applies to Marketing and Business Development.
Removing a skill
Removing a skill is easy, just click the corresponding button. Please be aware that all feedback collected on that skill will no longer be available.
Editing a skill
Editing a skill is limited to changing its description. Why? Once you started collecting feedback on a specific skill, it would be unfair to move the basis of evaluation. If you want to measure something new, we therefore suggest to create a new skill.
Why do we use a skill/competency framework?
Using structured feedback dimensions has various advantages over unstructured feedback:
- For the employee: Employees get valuable, specific input on where to focus their learning & development effort.
- For peer interaction: Employees know what’s relevant. It helps them to observe and give each other feedback on what matters.
- For the company: The core values and expectations are communicated more consistently, so they become visible and are executed throughout the company.
You can further customize your skill framework by