The generic knowledge, motive, trait, social role or a skill of a person linked to superior performance on the job (Hayes '79).
A capacity that exists in a person that leads to behavior that meets the job demands within parameters of organizational environment, and that, in turn brings about desired results (Boyatzis '82).
A competency is a set (a combination) of applied knowledge, manifested skills, relevant personal attributes and underlying observable behaviors (values, judgments, attitude, motives, beliefs, ethics) that describes acceptable (or excellent) performance in a particular work or job context.
Competencies can be described in a competency profile, which can be included in a competency catalogue or competency database.
What is Competency Mapping?
Competency mapping is the process of identifying (key) competencies for a particular position (role or task) in an organization and then using the result for various HR processes including job-evaluation, recruitment, training and development, performance management and succession planning.
Why use competencies alongside of job descriptions?
One big plus of using competencies is that traditional job descriptions typically only list the tasks and functions that are needed for a particular role, but not the abilities that are needed to conduct these tasks and functions. Competency profiles help to close that gap. This enables better job <> candidate matching as well as better employee performance measurement.
What is the Competency-based Approach? Meaning.
A Competency-based Approach is a HRM method that focuses
on the skills and talents needed to be able to perform a particular task to
a certain standard. The method relies on using a series of assessment tools
that identify not only the technical skills a candidate possesses, but his
behavioral competencies as well. The approach can be valuable for:
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Competency-based Pay and Broadbanding
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Theorists of Competency Based Leadership
Can you direct me to theorists regarding competency based leadership? The organization I work for has based their succession planning on this model.
Characteristics of the Competency-based Approach
Here's a list of characteristics or features of a Competency-based Approach (CBA):
1. Consensus around what is a successful teaching performance.
2. Competence consists of combination of attributes ...