Welcome to Candidit. Our entire platform is built upon the idea that people should be hired based on what they know how to do, rather than their ability to write a resume. For this reason, we focus on what we call competencies.
Being competent at doing something is a skill. You may have learned from formal education. Maybe you learned something at a previous job. Maybe you are self taught. On Candidit, you get credit for all of these experiences. There are over 30,000 different competencies in our taxonomy, which are broken down into four categories:
Activities - The specific tasks that you know how to perform. i.e. Assigning work schedules to others
Tools - The specific, non-technical tools you are able to use. i.e. a power drill
Technology - The specific technologies you are able to use with proficiency. i.e. Adobe Photoshop
Knowledge - The general professional knowledge you possess. i.e. Project Management
Every person has a unique set of competencies that make up who they are from a work perspective. People are able to perform certain activities, use certain tools and technologies, and possess certain knowledge. All of these things contribute to that individual's unique set of competencies. When you compare a persons competency set to the competencies required for a job you are able to get a deeper understanding of how likely they are to success in that role. This process is called Competency Based Hiring.
When you know the required competencies for a job and the competencies possessed by an individual, you are able to easily determine what we call Match. Match is the competencies that a user possesses and the job also requires.
While a Match score is a good start to identifying quality Candidits, it often leaves out some of the best Candidits for the job because they do not possess the exact skills required for the job. We wanted to create a system that rewarded users for having competencies that were the same or similar to the ones required by a company as part of their job description. So we developed what we call FiT Analysis.
FiT Analysis is a percentage score based on the proximity of your competency set to the competency set of the job in a three dimensional space. In simpler terms, it measures the similarities of competencies and gives you credit for the things you are likely to be able to do based on the things you already know how to do. For example. If you know how to use Microsoft Excel, there is a high likelihood that you will be able to use Google Sheets. If you had the Microsoft competency but the job required Google Sheets, FiT analysis will recognize that and give you credit for both.