What is a Competency?
The competency concept has many different definitions. We review the emergence of the concept and the different ways it is used. We look at the different types of competencies, competency models and why using competency is an essential business tool.
Capability Challenge – Research 2020
Based on input from our website visitors on their key HR challenges.
Key findings – Almost all (99%) of HR challenges advised so far in 2020 have some relation to Workforce Capability
An evolution from a preoccupation with performance management to a rapidly increasing focus on Capability. Read the report
How to Use Core Competencies to shape Organizational Culture
A core competency framework is an essential tool in people management. Some key questions are whether to use a generic vendor provided proprietary competency library, or define your own, and how then to assess core competencies. We cover these questions and the 5 key steps to defining valid core competencies. Learn More
What is a Competency Model?
A competency model is a list or catalogue of competencies identified by an organization to demonstrate its values, to ensure staff work together to support the organizational goals and ensure successful job performance at the individual level. The use of competency models is a strategic imperative for organizations of size and complexity. Read More
Competency and its impact on Risk Management
It is well accepted that people are the most important element in an organization’s success – the corollary is that they are also its biggest risk. Since job knowledge and skill are the best predictor of successful performance Competency Management tools are indispensable for organizational risk management. Read More
Competency versus Performance – the difference
Competency and Performance are widely used terms in Human Resources that have no commonly accepted meaning. This confuses organizational staff as well as the processes used in people management. Our model sets out a clear evidence based relationship that can be used for HR process design. Read More
Certification versus Competence
We assume that a certification means that the holder is competent in the subject of the certificate – unfortunately this is often not the case. There are several key reasons.. Read More
Competence or Competency
As with so many terms in Talent Management there is confusion between ‘Competence’ and ‘Competency’. Are they the same or are they different concepts? and how should they be used? Read More
Employee Engagement & Leadership Competency
Surveys consistently show staff in many organizations are not highly engaged. There is some association between engagement and organizational success. Leadership competency is also an area of concern. This is not coincidental. There is a close link. Read More