PeopleMap translates people's skills and experiences onto the competencies needed to thrive.
Unlike traditional skills assessment tools, we don’t simply measure people's responses to a series of questions. Instead, we leverage existing available data about individuals (resume, LinkedIn, ERP system data) to deliver an intelligent, customized analysis of how their skillset maps to the future of work.
Our model is founded on the work of Stanford GSE Dean Schwartz. His studies have shown that self-explanation and visualizations are powerful strategies to help people learn more deeply about themselves and construct enduring understandings.
Results from our 2018 randomized control trial with the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce highlighted that those who used a PeopleMap in their Workforce Development journey used nearly 3 times more skills to self-describe than those in the control group, and they were more likely to be recommended for a job or internship. Additionally, in a different 2018 study in partnerships with SNAP Inc, 75% of participants found PeopleMap very or extremely helpful in their new job search.
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PeopleMap spans industries and research, bridging the gap between AI-led automation and workforce development. To help you hone the skills you need to thrive in the future, we have brought together Stanford researchers, AI specialists, leading educators and strategy consultants to create an intelligent, comprehensive solution to skill reframing.
PeopleMap began at Stanford University, and received support from the Stanford Ventures Studio Incubator, and a grant from the TELOS Initiative at Stanford University.
Less than a year from inception it is already being used by organizations to get a view of their employees competencies, and to help with job transition and disruption.
Tessa is a lecturer at the Stanford d.school. She spent the better half of the last decade in consulting, leading teams and conducting research on workforce development and the application of emerging technologies to the future of work. Her goal is developing solutions that ensure a more inclusive tomorrow.
Bethanie is a technical product leader and a former founder. She’s held leadership roles at Quid, Aera Technology, Anaplan, and Google. She is an expert in natural language processing, and applying AI and machine learning for cognitive development. She currently works as a Researcher with Stanford HCI department.
Sergio Sergio is the founding director LA’s Tech Talent Pipeline at the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce. He brings over eight years of professional experience, developing social impact initiatives that leverage private and public partnerships.