How to find and bridge the competence gap

We understand the importance of competence, which is why we built the tools you need to discover, develop, and manage all the expertise in your organization. We're exited to introduce the Competence Gap Analysis 🚀

What is Competence Gap analysis?
Step 1: Define Your Goals
Step 2: Set the targets
Step 3: Find the gap
- How it works in Huma
- How to perform a Gap analysis in Huma
- Individual vs Average gap analysis
- Let your employees take ownership to their development
Step 4: Bridge the gap

What is Competence Gap analysis?

A competence gap analysis is a powerful tool that can help your organization achieve long-term success.

By identifying areas where your team needs to develop their skills and knowledge, you can plan for growth, hire the right people for the job, and ensure that your workforce has the expertise needed to succeed.

Whether you're looking at your organization as a whole, or focusing on individuals or groups, a gap analysis is a valuable way to stay ahead of the curve and keep your team competitive.

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Step 1: Define Your Goals

To get started with a competence gap analysis, begin by defining your goals. This means identifying what your organization aims to achieve. Without a clear objective, it's impossible to determine the resources and strategies required to bridge any gaps that exist.

You can set goals at an organizational-, group- / department- / team- or individual level. In fact, you may have a combination of goals for different areas of your business.

Step 2: Set the targets

To achieve your goals, identify the competence needed to reach them. Consider both hard and soft competences to match your organization's talent and culture.

Review job descriptions, company values, and similar job postings to identify these skills. Also, gather feedback from employees on skills they lack or desire in their teams. This can be done in 1-on-1's, employee interview, performance reviews or by sending out surveys.

Step 3: Find the gap

By comparing the list of your target with your existing competence, you can identify the competency gaps. This is your Competence Gap analysis (HR Gap Analysis / Skill Gap Analysis).

How it works in Huma

Under the "Competence" section in Huma, you can find profiles where you can create and describe the different roles within your company, as well as specify the desired competencies in great detail.

For example:

Project Manager

As a project manager at [Your Company Name], you will play a crucial role in driving the successful implementation of projects from start to finish. You will collaborate with cross-functional teams, communicate with stakeholders, and ensure that projects are delivered within scope, budget, and schedule. Your ability to lead, develop strategies, and navigate complex challenges will be essential in maintaining our company's commitment to expertise.

Competency Requirements:
English · Level 4 out of 5
Communication · Level 5 out of 5
Product Knowledge · Level 4 out of 5
Structured · Level 3 out of 5
Collaboration · Level 5 out of 5
Bachelor's Degree

*The levels are based on a scale from 1 to 5, where 1 is Beginner and 5 is Expert. The criteria for each level are defined in Huma.


This profile can be used to assess, uncover, and identify development areas in a gap analysis 👇


How to perform a Gap analysis in Huma

  1. Go to Competence > Gap analysis
  2. Pick a competence profile or define your desired competence level
  3. Choose who should be part of the Gap analysis


The graph and a table will appear showing you the gap between your target and the current status.

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Missing competence can be added directly from the matrix and here you'll also find the details for the competences included in the gap analysis.

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Select one or more of the people in the matrix - this will trigger an individual gap analysis. The selected people will then get a separate area in the graph which will help you identify the Gap

individual gap


The competence profiles in Huma can be either Public or Private. Anyone in the company can conduct a gap analysis of their own competence against an Public profile. On the other hand, private competence profiles are only visible to administrators with competency access.

By keeping the profiles public, employees are empowered to take ownership of their own competence development. Perhaps they are tired of their current job and are looking for something different, something a little more challenging. Having the ability to see what is required for other roles in the company can be exciting and beneficial.


Step 4: Bridge the gap

The next step is to determine the most suitable solutions for bridging these gaps and create a plan of action.



Competence gap analysis is a valuable tool for any organization looking to stay ahead of the curve and remain competitive. By defining your goals, setting targets, and identifying competency gaps, you can create a plan of action to bridge those gaps and ensure your team has the skills and knowledge needed for success. Huma's platform offers a user-friendly way to conduct a gap analysis and provides access to all members with an enterprise subscription. So, whether you're looking at your organization as a whole or focusing on individuals or groups, competence gap analysis is a powerful tool that can help you achieve your long-term goals and ensure success.

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