Required Skill and Preferred Skill
In some resource searching scenario, you may have to set one or more skills as required skills while the others as nice-to-have (preferred) ones. To fit your business needs, the Scalable Resource Finder classifies skills as required skills and preferred skills by setting the Required field.
Required Skill: Skills that a resource must have. Additionally, the resource's skill proficiency must meet or exceed the minimum skill proficiency. Otherwise, the resource will be filtered out.
Preferred Skill: Skill that a resource does not have to have. Having a preferred skill increases the Suitability Score of a resource.
By default, the Required field is set to
In addition to the Required field, you can do the following modification to the skill criteria for Scalable Resource Finder:
Click Add Skill to add more skills.
Click the icon to remove a skill.
Modify the Minimum Proficiency field for the skill.
You can modify the value displayed in the Minimum Proficiency field by configuring the RSC – Skill Proficiency validation. This validation defines a sequence of proficiency levels. The system measures the proficiency level according to the sequence number. A high sequence number indicates a high proficiency level.
By default, this field is set to the value you specified in the Aptitude field of the position.
If you set a skill to be a preferred one (set the Required field to
No), the Minimum Proficiency field will be grayed out.
Figure 5-7. Modifying skill criteria
Compared with the skills specified in the position (shown in Add positions), the following changes occur after the skill criteria modification (shown in Figure 5-7. Modifying skill criteria).
The skill C becomes a preferred skill. And thus, resources that do not have this skill will not be filtered out. While resources that have this skill may have higher suitability scores.
The minimum proficiency of the skill java is set to "Trained." This change makes more resources that have the skill Java become eligible.
The skill Linux is added as a required one. This change filters out all the resources that do not have the skill Linux.