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Skills Matrix FAQs 2022
What is a skill matrix?
A skills matrix is a grid-based visual representation of the skills your staff have. Good skill matrices can be organized to show you information for specific teams, roles, or locations, and allows you to plan and group staff around these.
Why is a skills matrix important?
A skills matrix is important because it helps your organization quickly view and understand the skills and competencies of staff. By filtering what staff a skill matrix is focused on, managers can get to understand the skills gaps and competencies of specific roles, teams and locations with ease.
Are skills matrices still used in 2021?
The short answer: yes. And it has never been more crucial now that more people are working remotely, organizations expand not just in the office, but across the globe and the need for a skills-based approach is growing.
Should I use skills matrix software or Excel?
Spreadsheets and Excel can be a good starting point for any organization. The problems begin when you start to scale the complexity with teams, locations and assessments. By using skills matrix software, you can begin making better and faster decisions.
What is the difference between skill matrix and competency matrix?
The main difference between a matrix for skills versus one for competencies is scope. A skills matrix is focused on skills alone, while a competency matrix covers not only the skills, but also the knowledge and attitudes a person has. Both have their place.
What is the difference between an employee, team, and organization skills matrix?
An employee skills matrix looks at the employee’s skills on an individual level. A team skills matrix looks at how individuals’ skills work together. An organization skills matrix takes both individual and team skills and shows them on a broader, company wide scale. Often, these are used in combination.
Can a skills matrix be used to create a training plan?
A skills matrix is a great tool to visualize skill levels, gaps and strengths. For this reason, it’s a great tool to have at your disposal and be used as a part of a broader training and development plan.
How long does it take to create a skills matrix?
Your skills matrix is only as good as your underlying data. We usually suggest performing at least two assessments to determine objective data, then you can begin reporting via an employee skills matrix at any time, and in seconds.
What should be included in a skill matrix?
A skill matrix for employees should include staff names, skill names, and the skill-level rating of each staff member. Modern skill matrices can auto automatically colour code staff ratings to help improve the understandability of the skill matrix.
Are there any disadvantages to using a skills matrix?
We like to think not, but we also know skills matrix software is not suitable for every organization and if not used correctly, it can be a disadvantage to your staff. Ensuring a skills matrix is used to its full potential is essential if you want to implement this tool in your organization.