The outcome tracking funnel provides an overview of the status of users in your database, and can be found at the top of the administration portal.
Users are "funneled" along in different stages according to different lifecycle stages, and administrators can view users in different stages by selecting the corresponding stage in the funnel:
- Stage 1: Invited
The first stage is the "Invited" stage. Users in this stage have been invited by an administrator to use SkillMap to create a skill profile, but have not yet registered an account. Users in this lifecycle stage may require reminders to check for their invitations to register an account.
- Stage 2: In Progress
The second stage is the "In progress" stage. Users in this stage have registered in the application and begun creating a skill profile, however they have not yet created a complete profile. There are varying degrees of completeness, and by clicking on the "View Progress" button next to a user's name who is in this stage, you can review in detail where they stand.
Users in this stage may require encouragement or guidance to complete their profile before their profile is comprehensive enough to result in good recommendations.
- Stage 3: Profile Completed
The third stage is the "Profile completed" stage. Users in this stage have registered on SkillMap and have created a comprehensive skill profile which is adequate enough to provide insights and recommendations, and could be considered ready to guide towards "Graduation" outcomes such as job vacancies or education and training. Users in this stage can then be "Graduated" by an administrator by clicking on the "Graduate" button next to their name to track the outcome for that person.
Graduation outcomes can be categorized into a few general categories:
1. Employment: Individuals who are placed in jobs, internships, or apprenticeships
2. Education: Individuals who enroll in formal education, or other form of training
3. Entrepreneurship: Individuals who start a business or independent employment
4. Program completion: Individuals who successfully complete a program your organization runs
5. Drop out: Individuals who do not enroll or complete a targeted program
- Stage 4: Graduated
The fourth and final lifecycle stage is the "Graduated" stage. Users in this stage have received services from your organization and can reasonably be categorized as having completed their expected requirements. This stage can best be used to track the outcomes of users over time, and help you to report on the results of your services. A result indication is visible next to the name of each user in this stage.
*to appear in the Graduated stage, users must be graduated manually by an administrator as described in Stage 3.