Zoho Recruit | Skills and Skillset

Skills and Skillsets

Skills refer to the specific abilities, proficiency, and expertise that a candidate possesses, which make them suitable for a particular job or role. In Zoho recruit, skills can be added to a candidate's profile as tags or keywords, allowing recruiters to easily search and filter through candidate profiles based on their skills.

Recruiters can also assign skill levels to candidates, indicating their proficiency in a particular skill. This can help recruiters assess a candidate's suitability for a particular job and match them with relevant job openings.

In addition to adding skills to candidate profiles, recruiters can also create a list of required skills for a particular job opening. This allows them to easily compare and evaluate candidates based on their skill set, and ensure that they are selecting the most qualified candidates for the job.

Skills are also used to match candidates to job openings. When you add skills to a candidate's profile, they can be used to determine the candidate's match score for a particular job opening. The matching score is a numerical value that represents how well a candidate's skills and experience match the requirements of a job opening. The higher the matching score, the better the fit.

Overall, skills play a crucial role in streamlining the recruitment process and helping recruiters find the right candidates for the right job.  

What are Skillsets in Zoho Recruit?

A skillset is a group of related skills. In Zoho Recruit, you can create skillsets and associate them with job openings. This allows you to easily match candidates to job openings based on the skills they possess.

Permission Required: Only users with the Administrator profile can create a skillsets.

Edition Required: This feature is available for the Professional and Enterprise plans of both the Staffing Agency and Corporate HR editions of Zoho Recruit.
Follow the steps given below to create a skillset.
  • Go to Setup > Customization > Modules > Job Openings > Skillsets. Click Add and enter a name to create a new skillset.

  • Enter a Name for your skillset and click the icon.

  • You can now search and select skills and click the icon. After you select a skill, you need to mark them as either Primary or Secondary.

    • This indicates how crucial the skill is for the job opening you associate it with. If a candidate does not have a primary skill for a certain job opening, they will not be considered as a potential match.

  • Once the skillset is created, you can use it to select skills in bulk in the Required Skills field of the job opening.

You can create Skillsets and associate them with Job Templates. Using this trick, you can fill-in most fields with a single click while creating a job opening. You now have a template that contains not only field data, but a job description and attachments for a role, specific to a client (or) department.

How are skills used in Zoho Recruit?

In Zoho Recruit, skills are used to provide additional depth to Candidates and specify requirements for Job Openings. To make the process easier, you can use default or custom skillsets to associate multiple skills to a job opening at once.

Adding Skills to Job Openings

Follow the steps given below to add skill requirements to a job opening record.
  1. Create a new job opening or Edit an existing record.
  2. Look for the Required Skills field under the Job Opening Information section.
  3. Upon entering a skill keyword, relevant skills from our back-end skill library will be displayed. Search and select the skill(s) you wish to add.
  4. You can browse and select one (or) more skills that are part of a skillset by using the Skillset sub-tab.
  5. After you're done click Save. The skills you selected can then be viewed under the job opening's Required Skills field.

Adding Skills to Job Templates

Similar to adding skills to Job Openings, you can also add them to Job Templates and save your hiring team a lot of time.

Follow the steps given below to add skills to a job template.
  1. Go to Setup > Customization > Templates > Job Templates. Select the Job Template you wish to add skills to and click Edit.
  2. Search and select skills in the Required Skills field.
  3. Upon entering a skill keyword, relevant skills from our back-end skill library will be displayed. Search and select the skill(s) you wish to add.
  4. You can browse and select one (or) more skills that are part of a skillset by using the Skillset sub-tab.
  5. Click Save. The selected skills will then be added to your skillset.

Adding Skills to Candidates

Follow the steps given below to add skills to a candidate record.
  1. Go to the details page of the candidate record.
  2. Click the Skill Set field under the Professional Details section.
  3. You will see all of the candidate's skills listed along with related data. Click Edit to make changes to the table.
  4. Click Add Skills. A new row will be created.
  5. Upon entering a skill keyword, relevant skills from our back-end skill library will be displayed. Search and select the skill you wish to add.
  6. Once you're done selecting the skill, specify the following by selecting a value from the respective drop-down lists;
    1. Proficiency: How proficient the candidate is with the selected skill.
    2. Experience: Years of experience the candidate has with the selected skill.
    3. Last Used: How recently the candidate has put the skill to use.  
  7. Click Save. The skill and all related details you selected will be then added to the candidate record.
  8. To remove a skill, hover over the skill and click the Delete () icon.

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