Belgian joint venture launches ‘itsme’ for HR

HR Tech Valley Members Nalantis and UQ.works join forces in UQalify

Press release 11/02/2021


Upskilling, reskilling, lifelong learning and internal mobility are real challenges, that HR must address more than ever before. At the same time, people are increasingly looking for a job or training that really matches their skill set. The question is: where do you start, both as an individual and a company? Antwerp-based technology companies Nalantis and UQ.works have joined forces to provide an answer to this question and connect all the stakeholders in one ecosystem.


Meet UQalify, the joint venture that develops smart, modular and connected HR platforms to match individuals with the right internal jobs and training. UQualify is the result of more than ten years of development and international expertise in artificial intelligence, natural language understanding, machine learning, skill identification and matching technology for HR.


UQalify’s mission? To make upskilling and reskilling feasible and applicable for everyone. ButUQalify is more than just another HR matching platform. The joint venture is also launching an interactive, personal ID profile, called myUQskills, enabling individuals to discover their own potential and share it with relevant institutions/organisations.


(Up)skilling, matching and future-ready recruitment

Thanks to the digital fast forward evolution, many of today’s jobs are changing at a rapid pace. Some jobs will be partly or even completely replaced by digital solutions. In many other cases, the digital evolution has given rise to new opportunities, completely new jobs and growth potential. Consequently, internal mobility and the (up)skilling of employees is becoming increasingly important, as the solution can often be found in the organisation itself.

So why not automate this process with digital solutions that are smart, cost-efficient and easy to implement? UQalify develops custom-made, branded platforms with skills matching and personal assessment modules, giving companies vital insight into their employees’ talent and growth potential.


UQalify also makes recruiting much easier and more qualitative, because hiring the right people often requires a long and subjective selection round. With UQalify HR managers can let the technology do the job so they can focus on hiring and following up on their teams. All they have to do is enter their priorities and strategy, the UQalify solutions take care of the rest. The smart résumé screening and job matching module has already ingested more than 35 million résumés and documents.


myUQskills: nice to meet myself

Noteworthy: Besides matching a candidate’s skills and knowledge, UQalify also matches their personality and potential. They can find this in a personal ID profile that is continually enriched with their talents, competences, soft and hard skills, and experience. The DigiSkills Passport, that was developed in collaboration with technology federation Agoria, also gives you an insight into how future-proof your skills are.

Candidates indicate in their personal myUQskills ID what they want to share with which companies, discover matches and gain an insight into their own growth potential. Its very similar to itsmein other words, but for HR. Besides the new ESCO standard, UQalify is compatible with most international skills frameworks, including Competent, Entrecomp, ISCO and O*Net.


So why not automate this process with digital solutions that are smart, cost-efficient and easy to implement? UQalify develops custom-made, branded platforms with skills matching and personal assessment modules, giving companies vital insight into their employees’ talent and growth potential.

UQalify also makes recruiting much easier and more qualitative, because hiring the right people often requires a long and subjective selection round. With UQalify HR managers can let the technology do the job so they can focus on hiring and following up on their teams. All they have to do is enter their priorities and strategy, the UQalify solutions take care of the rest. The smart résumé screening and job matching module has already ingested more than 35 million résumés and documents.

“We develop applications that tackle companies’ greatest challenges with one solution”, Nalantis CEO Frank Aernout explains. “UQualify thus becomes one of the most important skills matching hubs in Europe, starting from the individual’s potential. ”

Thierry Lescrauwaet, CEO of UQ.works, thinks this is a real revolution. “This joint venture will literally push back boundaries, connecting individuals, companies, training institutions, professional federations and governments and making them future-ready”, he says. “This is the first time that a comprehensive, durable approach is possible, starting from different initiatives, at a time when upskilling and reskilling are more relevant than ever and in light of the need for cross-regional and cross-sectoral collaboration.”

The technology behind UQalify has already been used for the Competentiezoeker(Competence searcher) of public employment service of Flanders (VDAB) VDAB, the Help de Helpers volunteer platform of the Government of Flanders and SkillsInZicht tool. Currently, UQualify is working on an innovative, future-ready platform for Syntra Flanders, in addition to holding discussions with strategic partners for whom upskilling is a priority. International customers such as ETIL and Academic Transfer in the Netherlands, the City of Rio de Janeiro and a number of Brazilian universities are already using the UQalify technology to match talent. Other national and international companies such as Telenet, AXA, Randstad, Febelfin, Agoria, bpost and Orange have already worked with Nalantis and UQ.works.

Find out more about UQalify at uqalify.com.

Organisations that are interested to know how UQualify can help them and their employees can schedule a first introductory meeting here.


Link to press package: here.



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