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Why Vectorly is better than Pando as a talent management system for tech teams

Vectorly is a talent management system built for Engineering managers and their developers

57
%

of developers quit in the 1st year facing bad management or lack of career growth.

90
%

of Engineering manager’s responsibilities include people management.

85
%

of managers have ZERO engineering management skills

Why Engineering managers are better people managers for developers than HRs

HR Manager vs Engineering Manager

People

Hiring and Interview developer

HR Manager

HR manager can do initial screening of candidates to see culture fit and experienced tech recruiters can qualify initial skill fit.

Engineering Manager

Engineering manager defines required skill set, interviews, and finally hires developer.

People
Coding

Onboarding developer

HR Manager

HR manager onboards developers to company wide processes and procedures.

Engineering Manager

Engineering manager onboards developer to a role, team and product.

People
Coding

Problems with developer productivity

HR Manager

HR manager doesn’t understand work of developer, so she/he can't notice problems with developer productivity until performance review.

Engineering Manager

Engineering manager is a developer. She/he can notice when other developers are not productive.

People
Coding

Improve developer productivity

HR Manager

HR manager can’t continuously improve productivity of developers, because she/he doesn’t understand real work and reason of productivity like legacy code, lack of skills, etc.

Engineering Manager

Engineering manager can identify problems that are caused by working experience of developers like lack of skills needed for career progression, work with legacy code, lack of mentorship, etc.

People
Coding

Problems with developer motivation

HR Manager

HR manager can help with motivation problems caused by personal problems, conflicts at work, salary, etc.

Engineering Manager

Engineering manager can help with motivation problems caused by lack of skills needed for career progression, work with legacy code, lack of mentorship, etc.

People

Improve developer motivation

HR Manager

HR manager can do initial screening of candidates and see culture fit.

Engineering Manager

Engineering manager is the one who makes interview, defines skill fit to team and finally hires developer.

People

Problems with developer's hard skills

HR Manager

HR manager can notice lack hard skills based on skill review performed by developers.

Engineering Manager

Engineering manager can notice lack of hard skills based on weekly interaction with developers and intervene faster to mentor developer.

People

Problems with developer's soft skills

HR Manager

HR manager can notice lack of soft skills based on one-to-ones with developers, however HR manager lacks context of developer's day-to-day routine.

Engineering Manager

Engineering manager can notice lack of soft skills based on one-to-ones with developers, and is involved into context of developer's day-to-day routine.

People

Train and Improve skills of developers

HR Manager

HR manager can provide general training about company culture or soft skills improvement.

Engineering Manager

Engineering managers can provide developers with personal mentorship based on skill gaps, working tasks and desired career promotion.

People

Career progressions and promotions of developers

HR Manager

HR manager can notice problems with promotion based on feedback from developers or performance review, however HR manager lacks context about skills and projects of developers.

Engineering Manager

Engineering manager can notice problems with promotion based on weekly interaction with developers and intervene faster to mentor developer for promotion.

How Vectorly's solutions are different from Pando's

Vectorly vs Pando

Tool Category

Vectorly

EngOps Tool

Pando

People Ops Tool

Career progression and promotions

Vectorly

Vectorly provides skill matrice with skills, levels and career paths for 100+ developer, design and product roles.

Pando

In PeopleOps tools like Pando you have general career path's templates for all roles. You have one engineering skill matrix, while in tech companies you need separate for each tech stack.

Developer Mentorship

Vectorly

Vectorly connects work of developers (in Jira and Git) with skills that developer need to grow to get a promotion, so Engineering managers run mentor session and create personal growth plan being aware of developers work and desired career progression level.

Pando

In PeopleOps tools like Pando Developer Mentorship is not working for 2 reasons. First, it's not aligned with developer's real work in Jira and Git and Second, it's not connected to role specific skill matrix like Python or Nodejs.

Developer productivity and motivation

Vectorly

Vectorly provides automatic insights about developer productivity, motivation and skill gaps and gives recommendations how to run one-to-one and grow skill of developers.

Pando

In PeopleOps tools like Pando developer productivity is based on surveys and feedback that is created and managed by HR team, while it's still an engineering manager's job to interpret reasons and create personal growth plans to improve productivity.

Why Vectorly is more simple to implement comparing to Pando

Vectorly vs Pando

Tool Category

Vectorly

EngOps Tool

Pando

People Ops Tool

Career progression and promotions

Vectorly

Vectorly provides skill matrice with skills, levels and career paths for 100+ tech roles in English, Spanish and Portuguese and rare skill matrices for niche roles like Solution Architect or 3D Artist.

Pando

PeopleOps tools like Pando provide skill matrice with skills, levels and career paths for many tech roles in English.

Developer Mentorship

Vectorly

In Vectorly, you can run skill reviews and identify skill gaps of your team members. But we also provide you with a knowledge base for each skill matrice that contains mentors, courses and more. You can also add you own learning materials and mentors for each career path level. Based on identified skill gaps Vectorly provides content and mentors from the knowledge base as recommendations for each developer how to grow skills.

Pando

In PeopleOps tools like Pando you can run skill reviews and identify skill gaps of your team members.

Developer productivity and motivation

Vectorly

Vectorly provides automatic insights about developer productivity, motivation and skill gaps and gives recommendations how to run one-to-one and grow skill of developers, hence engineering managers can automate engineering manager without sacrificing personalization.

Pando

In PeopleOps tools like Pando developer productivity is based on surveys and feedback that is created and managed by HR team, while it's still an engineering manager's job to interpret reasons and create personal growth plans to improve productivity, hence engineering manager still need a lot of time to do the management job almost manually.

Vectorly vs Pando

Feature Comparison

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Features
Vectorly
Pando
1
Career progression and promotions
1.1
Skill matrix templates
Vectorly
100+ templates for tech roles with rare templates as Solution Architect or Solidity Developer
Pando
General templates
1.2
Career paths
Vectorly
Pando
1.3
Customizable skill scale
Vectorly
Pando
1.4
Career position match calculation
Vectorly
Pando
1.5
Cross-cycle analytics
Vectorly
Pando
1.6
Internal hiring opportunity
Vectorly
Pando
-
1.7
Review automations
Vectorly
Pando
-
2
Developer Mentorship
2.1
Skill-based Knowledge Base
Vectorly
Pando
-
2.2
Skill gap report for individuals and teams
Vectorly
Pando
2.3
Personal Growth Plans based on skill gaps and career progression goal
Vectorly
Pando
2.4
Internal mentor recommendations for skill gaps
Vectorly
Pando
-
2.5
Knowledge base recommendations for skill gaps
Vectorly
Pando
-
2.6
Gitlab integration
Vectorly
Pando
-
2.7
Jira integration
Vectorly
Pando
2.8
Asana integration
Vectorly
Pando
-
3
Developer productivity and motivation
3.1
Competency-based feedback
Vectorly
Pando
3.2
Work-based productivity and motivation recommendations
Vectorly
Pando
-
3.3
1-to-1 meeting agenda recommendations based on working activity
Vectorly
Pando
-
3.4
Pulse & Engagement surveys
Vectorly
Pando
-
3.5
Individual, team & company OKRs
Vectorly
Pando
-
3.6
Activity feed
Vectorly
Pando
-
3.7
Dynamic progress calculation
Vectorly
Pando
-
3.8
Goal tree
Vectorly
Pando
-
3.9
Team meetings
Vectorly
Pando
-
4
Developer Mentorship
4.1
Multi-language support
Vectorly
Pando
-

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