Written by Candice Wolken
May 3, 2019
Understanding core competencies required for a role is critical for human resources professionals throughout an employee’s journey. From the hiring process, to performance appraisal, to succession planning, the best way to know how to measure an employee’s success is to match core competencies of the role to the job.
Employee core competencies include the skills, knowledge, and capabilities needed to be successful in a job. An employee core competencies list might include:
Competencies can represent a very specific skill, such as proficiency in specialized computer software. They can also reflect a quality or way of performing in a job, such as paying close attention to detail.
When identifying the core competencies for a job, an organization’s culture should also be considered. What are the behaviors your organization wants to invest in to help achieve company goals? One way to express these is through core competencies.
Employee core competencies are useful in a wide variety of ways to help your organization motivate employees and achieve goals. Examples include:
Once you’ve identified the core competencies needed for a specific position, communicating them throughout an employee’s journey will provide benefit for both the employee and the organization as a whole, helping all parties achieve their goals.
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