After launching in 1997 with commercial services, M1 has become Singapore’s most vibrant and dynamic communications company, providing mobile and fixed services to over two million customers.
I’ve had positive experiences with the Codility platform. I was confident M1 could use it for internal skills assessmentSundi Balu Senior Advisor to the Digital Officer
The Challenges of Assessing Internal Talent
M1 saw that it needed a solution that would provide a data-driven baseline of existing skills so that they could identify gaps and reorganize accordingly. This is when they turned to Codility. Starting in September 2019, M1 created a skills benchmark for its entire staff of developers and software engineers and gained a deeper understanding of how best to move forward with its digital transformation initiatives.
Lessons Learned from Internal Skills Assessments
Unlike a skills assessment during the recruitment stage, creating a baseline was met with some level of fear and anxiety in the workforce. Making it clear that the process was meant to assist career development rather than a hunt for layoff candidates was key. Managing fear and anxiety meant giving every employee a seamless assessment process. This included a dedicated room and time to complete the assessment as well as an easy-to-use solution for taking the test. Flexibility is critical to effective internal assessment because each employee may have different technical skills under the broad umbrellas of developer and software engineer. Getting full visibility into the wide range of individual skills and capabilities was critical to optimizing the staff for effective transformation.
What changed after implementing Codility?
Optimizing the M1 staff for digital transformation wasn’t going to happen with a single generic technical assessment. Actionable insight into internal skills and capabilities required more granular assessments that were tailored to specific use cases. Codility made it easy for M1 to adjust the assessment process for each employee
One of the biggest benefits of working with Codility was the ability to align with experts to customize our assessmentsNg Chow Yong Senior Manager, Special Projects
The Role of Codility in M1’s Internal Processes
Optimizing the M1 staff for digital transformation wasn’t going to happen with a single generic technical assessment. Actionable insight into internal skills and capabilities required more granular assessments that were tailored to specific use cases. Codility made it easy for M1 to adjust the assessment process for each employee.
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