identify, assess, and capture workforce competencies
PetroSkills Compass® is a web-based competency management and assurance solution designed to help upstream, midstream and downstream companies build, manage and assure workforce talent for today and the future. Comprehensive features and capabilities for assessing and documenting employee skills enable companies to focus on using accurate, accessible information to plan for the future rather than improvising to determine what skills employees have and need.
Compass enables you to easily track employee skills, identify skills gaps, manage professional development plans, and gather and manage the evidence that demonstrates employee capabilities. Compass helps oil and gas companies streamline the overall competency management process.
Key features of Compass include:
Useful & Usable
The Compass user interface is clear, intuitive and easy-to-use, and presents a visual picture of competency for individuals, groups or the entire organization. Participants and supervisors can quickly see which areas need attention for development or assessment. Search features make finding information quick and easy for participants, supervisors, and administrators. Profiles allow filtering of information in records for reporting statistics. Custom profile characteristics can be added.
Compass is designed to work with Competency Maps developed with members of the PetroSkills Alliance or other competency frameworks. These are used to define the requirements for each job position that individual and group competencies can be tracked and measured against. They are linked to learning and development activities such as e-learning, courses, work experiences and performance support to ensure that any skills gaps can be closed quickly and effectively. Development Plans are clear and easy to interpret with monthly and yearly views. Activities can be assigned and viewed, and even “ad hoc” activities (those not linked to specific competencies in the frameworks), notes, and documents can be added.
Compass makes it easy for employees to upload documentation that proves they have the skills that they say they do. This may include copies of certificates, course assessments, or even videos of an employee performing a specific task. The Quick Assess feature provides a method for participant self-assessment and supervisor cross-assessment that is quick and simple. Compass enables a broad range of assurance levels: from self-assessment to comprehensive assessor/verifier/approver options. With this information, company managers can provide documentation as needed to inform regulatory agencies or other concerned parties about their workforce competency.
Automatic scheduling of expirations sets a time for recertification or review of competencies critical for compliance and regulatory requirements. Clear visual indicators show when a skill is about to elapse or has elapsed and both the participant and the supervisor are alerted via a system notification.