What are Skills and Levels?
In Runn, you can add skills to your people and placeholders. There is no limit to how many skills there are across your company and no limit to how many skills a single person has.
You can also add a skill level for each skill a person has on a scale from 1 to 4. Levels help you get more granular with your skills management as you can see how knowledgeable or experienced someone is in a particular skill.
Some examples of skills include:
Technical skills e.g. Python, SQL, SEO, Figma
Experience with specific types of projects (e.g. Web App / Mobile App / eCommerce)
Industry experience e.g. healthcare, FMCG, fintech
Written and spoken languages
Creating and Assigning Skills
Assigning Skills to People
Head to Manage > Skills
From the Skills tab, click New Skills
Type out your new skills. You can create more than one at a time.
Find the skill and click Add People. Optional: Add a skill level for each person.
Assigning Skills to Placeholders
From the planner, right-click on a placeholder
Select Edit Placeholder
Add an existing skill or type to create a new one
⚡ Top tip: Add skill levels to your placeholders so you know what level of expertise you require of the person to hire or transfer the work to.
Converting Tags to Skills
If you've been using the Tags feature to manage your skills, you can convert them to Skills really easily. You can only convert People Tags.
Go to Manage > Tags
Click on the three-dot menu on a tag
Select Convert to Skill
Confirm that you would like to Convert. Optional: Add skill levels for each person who will be assigned with the skill.
Importing Skills via CSV
To import skills, select the People and Roles import type and refer to the example CSV.
Editing and Viewing Skills
To see all your skills in one place, head to Manage > Skills. You can view the skills from the Skills or People tab.
Get a list of all the skills in your organization and the people who have been tagged with each skill. To rename a skill, click on the three-dot menu and select Rename.
View the skills each person has been tagged with. Look at the skills gaps for various groups of people by using the search bar.
⚡ Top tip: To see a person's skills while you're in the planner, hover over the diamond icon next to their name. You'll see all their skills and proficiencies.
Deleting and Removing Skills
Do this to delete a skill from your organization
From Manage > Skills, head to the Skills tab
Click on the three-dot menu for a skill
Confirm that you want to delete the skill
Removing Skills from a Person
Do this to remove a skill from a person
Either go to Manage > Skills, then go to the People tab
Go to the person's dashboard and go to the Skills section
Click on the three-dot menu next to a skill
Select Remove Skill
Filtering Skills for Scheduling
You can filter your people by skills to see everyone with a certain skill or set of skills.
Head to the People Planner
Use the filter to select the skill you want to find someone with. A list of all the people and placeholders with that skill will show
Pick someone to assign to the project with the correct availability. Optional: If you use proficiency, hover over the diamond icon to see a person’s proficiencies in their skills.
You can do and AND or OR skill filter to get more specific with your search. Refer to this help doc for more information.
Grouping by Skills
You can group the People Planner by skills to organize your people. Click the Group By button and select Skills.
Skills for Reports
You can filter all People reports to view the people with a certain skill or set of skills.
Click on Fields
Use the drop-down at the top of the Skills column to select which skills you want to filter by
Still have questions? We're happy to help!