When Mentees onboard onto a Kandu network, they make some choices about their subnetworks, and provide some data points such as what expertise and skills they need.
If you are a Mentee, Kandu’s algorithm takes your data points and:
1. Decides which Supporters you will be available to on the network. For example, if you have said your business is at Prototype stage, and you are based at a London location, you will automatically not be able to access Supporters who want to support businesses at Growth stage who may be based in say, Birmingham. Sorry about this but Supporters need to manage their networks according to their interests and needs.
2. Makes suggested matches based on how many of your expertise needs or skills needs tags match to Supporters. A higher graded match - eg 80% - should be a better potential match for you than a lower grade eg 50%. These grades are just meant to steer users towards potential matches. They do not suggest that a match is perfect, rather that there may be a relationship worth exploring based on skills and expertise required or offered.
If you have no matches, you will see a message such as this
To update your profile to widen your chance of a match please update your profile and choose some more 'needs' tags. We have hundreds to choose from! Just search and click, and if you wish for us to add a new tag, email firstname.lastname@example.org
We do not let users add their own tags as often this causes missed matches as users may use different language to describe the same needs eg sales, selling.
If you make these changes and still have no matches, please do nothing and wait. Kandu will let the organisation who is responsible for your network know who is missing matches, as part of our knowledge gap analysis we do for all clients.
The organisation may after this choose to get in touch with you about Supporters who may meet your requirements.
We will email you if any matches appear at a later date.