WorkPlace Competencies

October 23, 2018

What Are Competencies?

Competencies are underlying characteristics that can predict a person’s behavior and performance in a variety of situations and job tasks, over time. Are there different types of competencies? There are two types of competencies: Threshold: basic-level competencies that individuals need to perform their jobs. Differentiating: competencies that separate average from above average performance. Why are competencies so important? Organizations use competencies to identify gaps between their human resource needs and their employees’ strengths and weaknesses. Success associated with competencies involves […]
October 28, 2018

How Can Competencies Be Applied in a Work Setting?

In a work setting, competencies can be: Associated with recruitment and selection. Linked to the performance appraisal process and compensation strategy. Tied to training and development. Associated with succession planning. By linking competencies to the selection process, you can: Present a better overall depiction of the job and what it requires. Increase job-person fit by providing a profile to match needed skills with existing abilities. Eliminate individuals who are not qualified for the position from the beginning, thereby saving time […]