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How to rate an employee’s skills
How to rate an employee’s skills
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Skills rating is a key component of Workleap Skills. It helps you get a clear view of your strengths and gaps as an individual contributor and shows you where to focus your efforts to get to the next level. At the organizational level, it also helps managers better understand their teams and design tailored progression plans.

So it’s important to weigh your skills diligently to ensure recommendations are accurate and your development plan fits your goals.

To do this, simply drag and drop the skills you've selected into the appropriate competency bucket (beginner, intermediate, advanced or expert). If you're unsure of what each level means, just hover over them with your skill and you'll see a quick description.

Don't worry if you accidentally added a skill that's not quite right for you. You can easily remove it by clicking on the skill and then clicking the "X" located in the top right corner of the pill.

If you need to start over with your selections, just click the "reset skills" button located in the bottom left corner of the screen. And if you want to add a new skill, just use the search bar located in the top right.

We hope this information helps you make the most of your Workleap Skills experience. And remember, our support team is always here to help if you have any questions or concerns!

Skills rating FAQ

What is the difference between a hard skill and a soft skill?

Hard skills refer to technical, specific, or job-related skills that are often acquired through education or training, and can be measured and demonstrated through testing or other assessments. Examples of hard skills include programming languages, data analysis, accounting, or proficiency with a specific software tool.

On the other hand, soft skills, also known as interpersonal or people skills, refer to personal attributes and qualities that enable individuals to interact effectively with others in the workplace or in their personal lives. Soft skills include communication, teamwork, adaptability, problem-solving, leadership, and time management.

While hard skills are often necessary for getting hired, it's the soft skills that can help individuals stand out and succeed in their roles. Employers look for candidates who possess both hard and soft skills, as they are both important for success in the workplace.

It's worth noting that while hard skills are often taught in a structured setting such as a classroom or training program, soft skills are usually developed through experience, practice, and feedback. Therefore, it's important for individuals to continually work on improving their soft skills throughout their careers.

Why are some skills in purple and others in yellow?

The color coding is used to differentiate between hard skills and soft skills, with hard skills identified in purple and soft skills in yellow.

Why are there only four levels of competency?

We used a science-backed framework to differentiate the different levels of skill competency. Here’s a quick definition for each:


Basic understanding of the key concepts and principles. Limited theoretical knowledge. Beginning to apply competency in simple/routine situations.


Moderate understanding of the key concepts, principles, methods, and tools with ability to independently apply them in situations of intermediate complexity.


High understanding of the key concepts, principles, methods and tools. Can apply the competency in highly complex situations and make improvements. Can guide and advise others.


Deep expertise in the principles, concepts, tools, processes, and methods. Recognized as subject matter expert and a thought leader. Extensive experience in complex scenarios.

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