This article will show you the different types of Kalido Quests, their use cases and how to deploy them.
What are the different types of Quest?
Find People For Projects
Looking for the right skillsets for your next project? Give us more detail about the resources your project requires and we’ll Match you to people with the Skills you need.
Search For Expertise
Looking for specialist knowledge? Just tell Kalido what kind of expertise you’re looking for and we’ll search across people, companies, industries, services and products.
Enhance My Visibility
Enhance your Profile to match with more, relevant Opportunities. See the most in-demand Skills and the steps you can take to acquire them.
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Find Me a Project
Kalido is always working to find you the best Opportunities based on your Profile. This Kalido Quest makes it quick and easy to ensure your Profile accurately reflects your experience and availability for future Projects so you never miss out.
Do you need to raise capital and find engaged investors to make your great idea become a reality? Tell us what you need, and we’ll share it with the people who can help make it happen.
Find Me Company Leads
Update your service and product offerings to showcase what your company has to offer. Then we’ll Match you with the people who need your company’s expertise.
Optimise My Skills Ecosystem
Understand the Skills ecosystem around you – the Skills you have ready to deploy and those you’ll need for future Projects. Tell us more about what you need and we can provide powerful insights into your Network.
Kalido makes it easy to meet the people you need to talk to. Whether it’s a local expert in the city where you’re travelling, or a running buddy to train with, tell us who you’re looking for and we’ll put you in touch.
What’s Matching and how does it help me?
Kalido uses sophisticated AI and machine learning models to match you with Opportunities. These Matches can be generated by a Quest started by you, or another Kalido user. Once you give us the details of the Skills you can provide, or that you want other people to provide, Kalido’s AI will quickly find you the Projects or people that are the best Matches.
Kalido will show you which Matches are exact, which are almost-perfect and which lack some criteria you’ve requested but are still worth investigating. And any Quests you start will continue to keep searching until you mark them complete, so you can be confident that Kalido is continuing to find the most relevant Matches for you.
You can help us improve the quality of Matching by letting us use your searches to train our Matching models. Find this option in Settings->Preferences->Help us improve matching.
What is a Great Match?
A Great Match is when a user’s Skills, previous experience and other data in their CV Record match the Quest’s requirements by more than 75%.
What is a Good Match?
A Good Match is when a user’s Skills, previous experience and other data in their CV Record match the Quest’s requirements up to 75%.
What is matching distance?
You can set how physically far away from your own Location Kalido should search for your Matches.
My industry has unique needs: can you build tailor-made Quests for my organisation?
Yes, we can tailor Quests to organisational needs and expand the number of Quests. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how we can help.
What is an Opportunity on Kalido?
Opportunities are things you can react to that either begin a meaningful conversation with other people or generate more Opportunities – for you or other Kalido users.
Kalido surfaces Opportunities for you in different ways. Your Quests, and other users’ Quests, result in Matches for Opportunities such as job vacancies, joining a Project team, or moving roles internally.
Your activities, and other users’ activities such as Profile edits, Network and Channel creation, and Chats prompt suggestions. And even your lack of activity – not updating your Availability or Skills for a while, for example – means Kalido will suggest making updates so that you can get more Matches, more Opportunities.
What is the Opportunity Map?
The Opportunity Map is a single, central place that is constantly updating and shows you a selection of the most relevant changes in your Networks. And the more regularly you update your Profile, the more relevant Opportunities we can keep surfacing to help you engage, enhance, and grow.
What happens if my Quest doesn’t immediately return any answers?
Unlike simple, one-time search functions, a Kalido Quest continues to search and Match you with the best Opportunities – until you choose to complete it. Our Matching functionality grows smarter as it learns more about you and what you’re looking for. So you can be confident that Kalido is always finding the most relevant, up-to-date Opportunities for you.
How can I be confident that my Matches are as qualified as they say?
Kalido’s philosophy is to present you with the data you need to make a quick decision about Competency.
There are three types of Competency on Kalido that can help you be confident in your Matches’ qualifications.
You can add your own Competency rating to your Skills.
Mobile & web: in the Skills tab, users can give themselves a Competency rating by clicking on each Skill, selecting, ‘Edit’ next to Skill Competency, and choosing a Skill level. These include ‘Basic understanding’, ‘Hands-on experience’, ‘Extensive experience’, Subject matter expert’, and ‘Master’.
If your organisation has an internal skills profiling system, Kalido can pull manager ratings into employee Profiles.
Kalido Estimated Competency
Kalido produces a Competency rating based on information such as previous experience and any Certifications the user has linked to their Skills.
Kalido also scans people’s Profiles and feeds past Project descriptions and Certifications through our machine learning models to reveal levels of Competency for particular Skills. Kalido shares this with you as suggestions for pieces of evidence you could link to in order to verify your Competency in a particular Skill, giving credibility to your Profile and reassurance to people you Match with on Kalido.
You can also ask your common connections for Recommendations. Kalido shows you any connections you have in common when you’re looking at another user’s Profile – so you can get an idea of their personality, reputation, and credibility before making contact. You can also look for Recommendations on their Profile from people you know. And you can always arrange a meeting with them before deciding to work together.
How do I request a Manager Rating for my Skills?
- Go to your Profile and select the 'My Skills' option.
- Click the 'Request Manager Rating' button on the right-hand side.
- Select a Manager.
- Choose the Skills you'd like a Rating for and click Next.
- Enter your message and click the 'Ask for Rating' button. Your Manager will be notified that you have requested a Skills Rating.
Can I delete or complete a Quest?
Go to Quests and you’ll see a list of all your current Quests. You can update, delete, or complete them here. If you decide to complete a Quest, Kalido will stop searching for Matches and the Quest will be archived. You can view your archived Quests at any time.
What is a Quest Manager?
A Quest Manager has the overall responsibility for a Quest and the highest administration rights. A Quest Manager is able to transfer their status to another user if required to replace them as Quest Manager.
What is a Quest Co-Manager?
A Quest Manager can assign a Quest Co-Manager to help manage a Quest. They have the same administrative rights as the Quest Manager and can help to ensure the Network runs smoothly. This is particularly useful for managing large, complex Networks, and ensuring the smooth running of the Network in the Quest Manager’s absence.
What is a Quest Candidate Reviewer?
This is someone who is assigned as a Reviewer in a Find People for Projects Quest. Quest Reviewers can Shortlist, Dismiss, Assign, Put On Hold, or Return to Review match candidates. They can also add Notes to a candidate. Quest Reviewers can’t edit Quest details, as this requires being a Quest Co-owner.