The SkillBank Backstory
SkillBank Competency insight was initially conceived by John Knapp in the summer of 2020 during the Covid 19 pandemic. Driven by his concern for the millions of displaced workers, his first efforts were focused on helping job seekers discover new career ideas and identify skill gaps to focus their skill building activities.
During 2021, setting out to fix hiring, he began working on what has become the Competency Insight Platform. The platform was designed based upon market analysis and competitive research.
As part of the initiative, he conceived and built innovations such as the Job Competency Unit, which helps employers precisely match competencies to the unique requirements of each job. Another significant innovation is the Job Competency Signal, a unique and standardized applicant scoring system said to be like FICO for hiring.
An additional innovation he built into the platform is Job Radar, which provides a list of job alternatives for each applicant and staff member.
Also in 2021, SkillBank released the first of their ATS integrations and began forming partnerships with leading ATS providers.