Int. J. of Human Resources Development and Management   »   2015 Vol.15, No.1



Title: Next-generation human resource management: a system for measuring and visualising professional competencies


Authors: Gianluca Elia; Alessandro Margherita


Department of Engineering for Innovation, University of Salento, Lecce, Italy
Department of Engineering for Innovation, University of Salento, Lecce, Italy


Abstract: The analysis of traditional CVs to evaluate professional competencies can be a challenging endeavour, particularly when a large amount of candidates has to be examined. The main reason is due to people that use different terms and criteria to describe and measure their experiences. This makes the selection for a given job or project role a time-consuming process, with no assurance that the best person is selected. This article presents an integrated methodology to standardise the assessment and visualise the professional expertise of individuals. A set of classifications, an algorithm and the core elements of an info-graphics tool are presented with the purpose to provide comparable competence measures and charts that can speed up the pre-screening and selection processes in large-scale recruitment campaigns or project management scenarios.


Keywords: professional competencies; competence management; curriculum vitae; CVs; e-HRM; human resource management; electronic HRM; information systems; infographics; professional networks; recruitment campaigns; skills; pre-screening process; selection process; project management; candidate pre-screening; candidate selection.


DOI: 10.1504/IJHRDM.2015.069975


Int. J. of Human Resources Development and Management, 2015 Vol.15, No.1, pp.1 - 15


Date of acceptance: 15 Mar 2015
Available online: 17 Jun 2015



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