Qualifications Catalog

Use

The qualifications catalog contains all the qualifications that are of interest to an employer. The qualifications catalog enables you to work with the following sub-profiles:

Prerequisites

You need to have defined at least one proficiency scale before you can create qualification groups. For further information, refer to the Implementation Guide (IMG) for Personnel Development (step: Master Data ® Edit scales).

Features

In the qualifications catalog, you can group together qualifications into qualification groups. By specifying a generic term for each qualification group, you can classify qualifications so that those which are similar are assigned to the same group. You can also organize qualification groups hierarchically.

You can assign a different proficiency scale to each qualification group.

You can record more detailed information on a qualification or qualification group in normal prose style.

You can assign one or more alternative qualifications to a qualification. In career and succession planning and when you perform profile matchups, alternative qualifications are considered as being the equivalent of, or comparable with, the qualification in question. You can specify a percentage replacement value and thus determine the extent to which an alternative qualification replaces a qualification.

You can specify a depreciation meter value for qualifications. The depreciation meter enables you to simulate scenarios whereby qualifications become outdated, or are forgotten, if they are not used.

If you assign a person (or another object) a qualification for which depreciation meter information has been defined, the proficiency of the qualification in question is changed automatically as time passes. Of course, this information is only stored for the qualifications a person does not use in everyday working life.

If the qualification Business English Skills is not practiced or used by a person, you want the current proficiency of this qualification to be halved within three years. In this case, specify a depreciation meter value of three years for the qualification Business English Skills.

The proficiency of a qualification for which a depreciation meter value has been defined decreases exponentially.

You can specify a validity period for qualifications. This validity information enables you to show that certain qualifications expire and have to be renewed at regular intervals (licenses, for example).

The validity is calculated individually for each qualification and relationship period. If you assign a person (or another object) a qualification for which a validity has been defined, the qualification is automatically deleted from the person’s sub-profile when the validity period expires.

You can translate the entries in your qualifications catalog. This enables you to use the catalog in different languages.

You create the qualifications catalog in Customizing for Personnel Development. Once the customized component has been implemented, you can make changes to the qualifications catalog by choosing Environment ® Current settings.

For further information, refer to the Implementation Guide (IMG) for Personnel Development (step: Master Data ® Edit qualifications catalog).

See also:

Displaying the Qualifications Catalog