If you are a small com­pa­ny, you pro­ba­b­ly won’t face this pro­blem, as ever­yo­ne knows their strengths and weak­ne­s­ses. We need a PHP deve­lo­per? That’s a job for Kowal­ski – ever­yo­ne knows this. Web deve­lo­p­ment pro­ject? Nowak will deal with it. The pro­blem ari­ses when the­re are more available resour­ces. I mean so many available deve­lo­pers, that a sin­gle mind is unable to track their strengths and weak­ne­s­ses. In com­pa­nies like ours with ~200 employees it would be more dif­fi­cult to ans­wer the staf­fing ques­ti­on straight away. Or would it? 😊

In Code­lab we don’t have this pro­blem thanks to a tool we deve­lo­ped intern­al­ly. We call it bright­Ma­trix and it ser­ves us a pur­po­se of com­pe­tence track­ing and CV hand­ling. How does it work?

Use Case nr 1

Let’s say our cus­to­mer calls us and says he needs a C++ deve­lo­per with a know­ledge of Mat­lab and CAN pro­to­col for an auto­mo­ti­ve pro­ject. Of cour­se, he needs them as soon as pos­si­ble 😊 Within 3 clicks of a mou­se (1 per each com­pe­tence) I can get a list of all employees who have the desi­red com­pe­ten­ci­es. With addi­tio­nal two clicks I can get their CVs.

Use Case nr 2

I need to gene­ra­te CVs of deve­lo­pers for accep­tance to our customer.

I can gene­ra­te CVs for a given pro­fi­le or sel­ec­ted CVs from my team.

Again, not more than 3 clicks of a mou­se and I have them in my down­load folder.

Use case nr 3

I want to know which com­pe­ten­ci­es my employees have. I can see the tree of com­pe­ten­ci­es for each of my employees. Each com­pe­tence is rated in a 1–5 scale.

Use case nr 4

I want to know the sta­tis­tics of my team. Which com­pe­ten­ci­es have grown, which com­pe­ten­ci­es were lost? What is the main strength of my team? What com­pe­ten­ci­es on avera­ge do my employees have? It is the­re within one click.

Use case nr 5, 6, 7, 8….

If I gave all of the use cases no one would read till the end 😊 The bot­tom line is – wit­hout this tool we would have hard time fin­ding the right peo­p­le for a given pro­ject. With bright­Ma­trix, it’s easy peasy and we are able to ans­wer our staf­fing requests very efficiently.

And how do you deal with staf­fing requests in your company?