Get started with competencies

Understand what a competency is, why it's useful, and how it can help you.

  • What are competencies?2:04

    What are competencies?

    Competencies are the proven approach to enhancing organizational performance. In this video, learn the basics on what exactly they are and how they're used.

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  • Getting started with competencies1:21

    Getting started with competencies

    Using competencies may seem daunting at first, but as this video shows, it's easier than ever to get started. In this video, you’ll learn about competency profiles, job descriptions and more!

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  • Don’t Choose a Competency Provider Until You’ve Read This First

    Don’t Choose a Competency Provider Until You’ve Read This First

    Competencies can be extremely effective for organizations who implement them correctly. But there are also some common pitfalls that lead to project failure. Here's what to watch for.

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  • Introduction to Behavioral Competencies

    Introduction to Behavioral Competencies

    This guide introduces you to competencies, and how to use them to build role and job profiles. We also explain our three competency bundles: Foundation, Align, and Optimize.

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  • Introduction to Technical Competencies

    Introduction to Technical Competencies

    This guide introduces you to technical competencies, and to the various ways we package them at HRSG.

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  • Competencies in the 21st century

    Competencies in the 21st century

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  • Top 5 reasons to use competencies

    Top 5 reasons to use competencies

    Why are so many organizations choosing to adopt competency-based HR systems?

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  • Competency-based approaches for Agile HR

    Competency-based approaches for Agile HR

    Agile HR is gaining recognition as a means of helping organizations align with the realities of today’s talent requirements and manage an increasingly complex business environment. But rolling out...

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  • Which organizations should use competencies?

    Which organizations should use competencies?

    While any organization can benefit from competencies, some business challenges are particularly well suited to a competency-based approach. For example, an HR department may examine competencies...

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  • The difference between core competencies and values

    The difference between core competencies and values

    One of the questions our consultants are frequently asked is, “Is there a difference between organizational values and core competencies, or do they perform the same function?” It’s a good...

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  • What people are asking about core competencies

    What people are asking about core competencies

    On July 16th 2015, we hosted a very successful webinar, Getting to the core of core competencies. Our panelists received so many questions that we wanted to share some of those key questions and...

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  • Is there a difference between skills & competencies?

    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....

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  • Competencies as a source of competitive advantage

    Competencies as a source of competitive advantage

    Among their many benefits competencies allow businesses to deliver increased value to their customers, and boost performance among their employees.

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  • 6 Key Steps to Selecting Core Competencies

    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...

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  • Competencies 101

    Competencies 101

    This ebook covers the ABC's of competencies: what are they? How do they work? And most importantly, what are the benefits of a competency-based approach to talent management?

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  • Single versus multi-level competencies. What’s the difference?

    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.

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  • Multi-level competencies: Building a foundation for strategic HR

    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.

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  • Start your competency initiative off strong with core competencies

    Start your competency initiative off strong with core competencies

    Building a strong foundation is essential to any successful talent management initiative, and deciding on effective core competencies is an excellent way to get started.

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  • Real-life competency stories: How innovative organizations are using and implementing competencies.

    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...

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  • Understanding general and technical competencies

    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...

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