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:
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 an individual’s knowledge, skills, traits, motivations, values, and beliefs. There is an underlying relationship between job performance and an individual’s behavior and characteristics.
Competencies tend to fall into categories such as: