How to Define a Competency - Competency statements


How to write Competency Statements that work.
Covers language, statement structure, pitfalls, validity and more.

Organizations know Competency Models are an essential Management tool.
Their value is entirely dependent on the quality of their competency statements

Avoid the common pitfalls of competency definition by understanding;

  • The competency types you need
  • The purpose of your competencies
  • The information you need from assessments
  • The 4 essential criteria for statements that work
  • How to structure the statements
  • The effects of statement characteristics on validity
  • Whether/How to define and describe proficiency levels
  • Measuring the elements of competency

Competency Frameworks can be used to ;

  • Hire the right people
  • Align workforce to strategy
  • Improve Quality
  • Improve Productivity
  • Shape organizational culture
  • Ensure Compliance
  • Develop Capability
  • Build staff Engagement
  • Manage staffing & Project teams
  • Minimise human capital risk

Different purposes need different definitions

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