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Is there a difference between skills & competencies?
I am often asked “what’s the difference between skills and competencies?” In this article, I define the term “competency” and break it down into its key parts: knowledge, skills and abilities....
Single versus multi-level competencies. What’s the difference?
While competencies are widely used to manage talent, there is still confusion around the different types of competency content available.
Achieving consistency and accountability
Real-life competency stories: How innovative organizations are using and implementing competencies.
As a Competency Consultant with HRSG, I have the pleasure of working with a number of our clients to help them launch their competency initiatives. Reflecting back on 2016, there were three...
Top 5 reasons to use competencies
Why are so many organizations choosing to adopt competency-based HR systems?
Video: The Importance of Defining Behaviors
Join Christine Lamothe in her premier ‘Competency Minute‘, where she discusses the importance of defining employee behaviors and the direct impact on organizational results. View this short video...
Seeing Talent Clearly With Competencies
How did competencies come to dominate talent management in little more than three decades? What makes them so attractive to HR professionals and highly motivated organizations? The appeal of...
Best Practice Guide: Implementing Competencies
Competency-based talent management is the best practice used by organizations worldwide to define job requirements and build effective HR programs.
Competencies in the 21st century
Multi-level competencies: Building a foundation for strategic HR
Competencies have emerged as the gold standard for talent management. Research shows that companies using competencies enjoyed significant improvements in key performance indicators.
Best Practices for Developing Competency-based Job Profiles
Competency profiles are the foundation of any competency-based initiative. Articulating competencies and proficiency levels at the job level brings greater focus and continuity to the entire...
How are competency-based job profiles used in HR?
Competency-based job profiles are versatile, foundational tools for managing talent. But how do you leverage them effectively to recruit, assess, and develop your employees? In the previous week’s...
How to create a competency-based job profile
Competencies are the building blocks for competency-based talent management, but to become a useful tool, they need to be part of competency-based job profiles. Competency-based job profiles...
Defining a competency architecture and all of its components
A competency architecture describes the common rules for defining competencies within an organization. It includes the guiding principles that describe how the profiles will be designed for the...
Competency Minute: The Importance of Defining Behaviors
Join Christine Lamothe in her premier ‘Competency Minute‘, where she discusses the importance of defining employee behaviors and the direct impact on organizational results.
The Myths of Core Competencies
Core competencies can add much value to an organization when identified and implemented correctly. Let’s debunk some myths of core competencies. Core Competencies are Common Competencies Some...
6 Key Steps to Selecting Core Competencies
Core competencies can be defined as those capabilities that differentiate a business from its competitors – the things that make it unique and give it a competitive advantage. But how does this...
Understanding general and technical competencies
If you’re exploring competency-based talent management for your organization, you’ll have noticed that competencies are divided into two main types: “general” and “technical.” But what’s the...
Client Case Study: How OPSEU is using competencies to achieve consistency and accountability
Ontario Public Service Employees Union When the Ontario Public Service Employees Union was tasked with formalizing its talent-management processes, competencies gave them the solid foundation they...
Which organizations should use competencies?