Top 5 questions we receive about core competencies

June 25, 2015 Sarah Beckett

The concept of “core competencies” has been around in one form or another for decades. But questions still arise about what they are, and how you can use them to improve business and HR processes. In an upcoming webinar taking place July 16, 2015 at 12:00pm EDT, our panelist will discuss the five most frequently asked questions about core competencies.

As a leader in the field of competency-based talent management, HRSG specializes in helping clients define the competencies that differentiate what employees need to succeed personally, and as an organization – this includes core competencies. Through this work and conversations with both clients and prospects we know that a lot of folks out there, including HR professionals, aren’t always clear about how implementing core competencies can impact their business.

Core competencies help organizations define their vision and mission in measurable employee behaviors, improving everything from employee morale to profitability. By connecting employee behaviors to organizational objectives, core competencies can help the entire workforce align their performance in support of common organizational goals. They can often be particularly useful for organizations facing change, and they can become a rallying point to help employees understand how the new organizational vision translates into their day-to-day work.

If you are you facing major organizational change, or have a need to engage employees, boost KPIs, or focus HR practices, register for our free webinar, Getting to the core of core competencies, taking place Thursday July 16, 2015 at 12:00pm EDT. In this 45 minute session, we will answer the five most frequently asked questions about core competencies.

  1. How do core competencies support my company’s vision or change initiative?
  2. Which ones would apply and how many should we have?
  3. Would they apply to every employee in the organization /If so how would you differentiate these among different roles within the organization?
  4. What are the main reasons organizations use core competencies?
  5. What kind of results would you obtain by using these?

In addition, you will have the opportunity to hear from Nazlin Mohamed, Supervisor, Employee Relations at the Ontario Public Service Employees Union. Ms. Mohamed will share her experience implementing core competencies across the organization. She will share how OPSEU engaged stakeholders in their core competency initiative, how the competencies are being used effectively in recruitment and selection, and what impacts have been seen so far.

Representing about 130,000 members across Ontario, the Ontario Public Service Employees Union is a trade union whose members are employed in the Ontario Government, community colleges, Ontario Liquor Board, social services, and health care sectors. OPSEU has embraced competencies as a key component of their HR practices, including the establishment of core competencies for the organization.

Learn more about this event.

About the Author

Sarah Beckett

Sarah is an experienced marketer with over 10 years experience. She drives HRSG brand marketing strategy and the implementation of all related programs.

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