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Why MatchManao builds upon a occupation and competences taxonomy of the European Commission

MatchManao shares the vision of the European Commission to facilitate the cross-border communication of occupations and skills in the international workplace by using common terminology. Through common designations of occupations and the associated skills, people who want to find each other will do so without detours, in a shorter time, regardless of their place of residence and language.

In order that MatchManao can offer a modern database of all occupations and skills in its products, a hybrid model of data integration is used. This means that commonly used job descriptions are used while the user still has the possibility to store new descriptions. These user entries are validated and finally activated. Thus they are immediately available in the MatchManao network and are reported back to the European Commission as a proposal. As soon as they are integrated there, the loop closes and all users of all digital service providers using ESCO benefit. In this way, MatchManao will contribute to a unified database of occupations, skills, tools, in a constantly changing labor market.

In the team analysis, MatchManao offers its clients the possibility to visualise missing, existing and unused competencies in the team. Every team member has the possibility to manage skills in his profile. By the collected representation of the competences, different measures can be derived. For example, double or multiple competencies in heterogeneous teams indicate substitution possibilities or underline a potential interpersonal exchange of experience. Missing competences, on the other hand, indicate that certain tasks cannot be fulfilled at all or not adequately.

Due to growth, missing roles, or also competences –as just pointed out– an existing team can be extended by candidate matching. Candidate Matching takes the profession into account in a hierarchical form and finds the right candidate using the same or related job title. In addition, the requirements for the candidate can be determined at the level of the specific competencies.

MatchManao complements the matching based merely on competences by taking into account an individual’s personality, values, roles and working methods as relevant constructs for the selection.

What is ESCO?

The European Commission has launched an exciting project in the framework of the Europe 2020 Initiative to standardise professions, competences, skills and qualifications in Europe. The ESCO (European Skills/Competences, Occupations) project serves as a central database, which various digital service providers use to develop a common taxonomy across national borders, regardless of the source language. This common language makes it easy to extend a team of software developer because a swedish specialised candidate –programvaruutvecklare– would be also taken into account.

The wealth of data currently reaches 2,942 occupations including 350,000 alternative designations and 13,485 skills including 514,000 alternative designations and is available in 27 languages.

Curious to find out if your profession or your skills are already included in the database?

Then why not try it out right now: https://ec.europa.eu/esco/portal/occupation


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