In this article, you will learn how to integrate MuchSkills into Personio. You will get an overview of all the requirements along with instructions for the installation of the integration with the Personio employee data API.


What is MuchSkills?

MuchSkills is a modern team skills matrix visualization tool and methodology that helps organizations discover available and missing competencies in their different teams and departments. The tool also makes it easy for anyone to search and identify domain experts and other professional skills in their teams.

This interactive skills visibility allows organizations to help employees identify and focus on their strengths, and increase engagement. The MuchSkills methodology includes training, coaching and research-based documentation to help managers, HR professionals and CEOs increase employee engagement and productivity.

In short, MuchSkills supports you in the following topics:

  • Complete team skills overview mapping
  • Skills profile for individuals
  • Skills searchability
  • Employee skills planning and goal-setting
  • Add custom skills specific to your industry/domain
  • Create skills-based project teams


How can I set up the integration of MuchSkills and Personio?

First, the API credentials (consisting of Client ID and Client Secret) have to be generated in Personio. To do this, proceed as follows:

  1. Login to your Personio account as an Admin user.
  2. Navigate to Settings > API.
  3. Click on the Access sub-menu. Here you will be presented with the entire list of attributes that the API should read from. Please review these and add / remove as you see needed. Click on the Edit button to make changes to the selection.

Ensure that you pick all ten attributes to sync. MuchSkills does not need any additional attributes.


To generate the Client ID and Client Secret, navigate to Settings > API > Credentials. Select Generate new credentials.

Make sure to copy both credentials and keep them handy.

Please note that if you use the Generate new credentials command, your existing credentials become invalid.



Go back to your MuchSkills Team settings page and navigate to Integrations (Team > Edit >


Paste the Client ID and the Client Secret you just copied into the relevant fields.


You will be able to see immediately if the API is connected and working correctly. If everything is synced properly, you will see various departments listed. You can choose to sync all departments or just pick the ones you want to. Ideally, all departments should be synced.


If there is an error, double-check that all necessary attributes are allowed on the Personio API page.
Once you have done that, you can press Start Sync.

The database will start to sync and it can take anything from 1 to 15 minutes to sync all data.


What data will be transferred?

The following attributes will be transferred from Personio:

  • First name
  • Last name
  • Email
  • Position
  • Supervisor
  • Employment type
  • Office
  • Department
  • Profile picture
  • Status

No data will be transferred to Personio in this sync. 

When integrating your team data from Personio into MuchSkills, you can choose to sync employee data based on the departments they belong to. For example, if you would like to sync all departments except for the finance department, you can do that. Simply tap on the departments you want to sync.


What are the costs?

The costs are:

  • €5 per user, per month when subscribed annually, or
  • €7 per user, per month when subscribed monthly.


Who do I contact at MuchSkills?

Sales, support, and integration queries can be sent to If you simply want to test out MuchSkills, you can do so by signing up for a test account here.

Please use the subject "Personio Integration" so MuchSkills can ensure a speedy response.


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