TalentBoost vs TalentScore

TalentBoost is one of the core products developed by DevSkiller alongside TalentScore. TalentBoost is dedicated to the navigation of in-house IT talent at your company. The solution tracks any shifts in the skill levels of specific employees as well as whole teams.

TalentScore - on the other hand - serves to screen technical skills and growth potential within candidates taking part in your company’s recruitment process. This allows the employer to hand-pick future employees tailored to the needs of the company, their projects, and to the HR growth strategy planned out for the future. All of this takes place in a data-driven environment which devoids the recruitment process of the errors of human bias.

Score levels

TalentBoost allows the employer to test the competencies of their employees in areas such as programming languages, libraries, and other skills. The employee can subjectively assess their level of advancement in a given area (Score level: Self-assessment) which can be compared with the assessment by their supervisor (Score level: Manager).

This enables the manager to compare the subjective and objective assessments to arrive at an actual and up-to-date evaluation of the employee. Evaluating employees in this manner allows the company to establish whether an employee tends to underestimate or overestimate their current set of skills. This assessment is also incredibly helpful for the employee in planning their career path in the company step by step. For example, thanks to the evaluation, an employee will notice a gap in their competencies which they need to bridge in order to receive a raise or unlock access to a promotion within the company structure (Score level: Desired vs Recommended).

Exploring the potential for growth

As previously mentioned, TalentBoost offers tools fostering insight into the dynamics of skill development within specific employees, teams, and the company as a whole. A project manager can recruit members for a future team based on their set of skills and consider their learning curve over a given period of time.

Navigating the assessment in a systematic, seasonal mode will allow the managers to visualize the dynamics of development among employees, i.e. their increase or decrease over time. This enables the company to arrange workshops and programs that will push the company's global competencies in a specific direction, driven by the industry's up-to-date requirements or by the needs of current clients and the branches that the company caters to.

Skill Maps make it possible for the company to navigate short-term needs connected to current projects. They visualize when the company should patch its deficiency in a given area of expertise. For example, Skill Maps allow the prediction of chances to win a tender with the company’s current teams. Additionally, Skill Maps allow the creation of long-term strategies for major global goals.

Hidden expertise

TalentBoost also serves to explore the hidden expertise of an employee that might be of secondary importance to them but highly interesting and useful from the employer’s perspective. This is an important feature because it promotes the use of in-house talent rather than spending time and capital on external contractors.

Three in one

As you can see, TalentBoost allows managers, employees, and teams within the company to track their potential and realize goals connected to competencies over time. Tools such as potential team simulation and comparing subjective and objective assessments erase any employee skill bias. This functionality provides effective design and fulfillment of career paths for the employee, manager, and company.

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