Marketing Investment Group S.A. has been successfully operating on the Polish clothing and footwear market for over 25 years, operating as the Sizeer, 50 style, Timberland, and Symbiosis retail brands. They are the exclusive distributor of labels, such as New Era, O’Neill, Lotto, Umbro, Head, Confront, Feewear, and Lacoste Footwear.
Skilo – Competency Development Program
Marketing Investment Group S.A. is an established organization with a broad geographic supply network of over 400 stores in Poland, the Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia, and Lithuania. The network is continuously growing, according to the company’s development strategy. One of the essential strategic aspects of this development strategy was to identify and develop the talents of their employees.
Unfortunately, the knowledge required to implement changes towards the strategic goal was not centralized or accessible, such as the competencies, capacity, and development requirements. This had begun to hamper the decisions that managers and the HR team had to make, such as internal promotion. Generally, there was little awareness about how developing skills and competencies can benefit the business in the long term.
To solve this challenge, the HR team has launched an internal campaign to educate employees about how valuable competencies are in the workplace and the importance of their continuing development. Alongside this, the company implemented an integrated talent management platform to support their newly enhanced HR processes.
The platform of choice was Skilo. Implementation began with arranging and simplifying the organization hierarchy, consisting of both job descriptions and their related skills. When implemented into the platform, this information would be clear and concise for everyone in the company.
With the foundations in place, working in the evaluation process and related staff development activities began. Within weeks, managers were able to hold the first evaluation meeting with members of their teams. As Skilo is an online platform, everyone in the organization is able to use it – from employees to managers and the HR team.
The Implementation Benefits
A few weeks after launching the project, the organisation made their first structured review of the competencies and carried out the planning of development activities. The first visible benefits from the implemented solutions are:
Increase in awareness of the manager and employee awarness about management of competencies, evaluation process, providing feedback, planning development, and identifying training needs.
Results and findings from the evaluation process are available online for the employees, managers, and HR specialists. This allows for faster and more informed decision-making.
Through the shared online platform and automated task flow, the whole process runs efficiently, while minimising the time spent on administrative tasks and reporting.
“Due to the dynamic development, we needed a tool that would support the identification of the competencies of our personnel, so that we would be able to fully use them for the development of the entire organisation and take good personal decisions. Cooperation with enxoo during the implementation of Skilo resulted in the harmonisation, simplification, and propagation throughout the organisation of a model of competencies and an even better understanding of the roles and importance of individual positions. A kind of cultural transformation, to which the organisation had been becoming ready for quite some time, began,”
explains Agnieszka Tomczyk, Head of HR,Marketing Investment Group S.A.
“The introduction of Skilo at MIG Group is, for us, a great success. While working on the project, the system developed together with the needs of the client, so that now it even better responds to the needs of the market,”
summarises Robert Augustyniak, HCM’s Partner, enxoo.
Projekt jest współfinansowany przez Unię Europejską ze środków Europejskiego Funduszu Rozwoju Regionalnego oraz z budżetu państwa.