A competency model is a guideline developed by a Human Resource department that sets out the specific skills, knowledge and behavioural requirements that enable an employee to perform their job successfully.
Competency models define what performance success should look like within the organization for each individual job. The model is applied to recruitment practices, talent management, training and performance assessment.
A job description and a competency model sound almost alike because they both seem to describe what an employee is required to do in the job.
The difference is that a job description is a general summary of the skills required for a job, whereas a competency model provides specific behaviours that an employee must do on the job in order to be successful.
There is no standard list of competencies for any given job. The type of competency that feeds into a competency model depends on the specific needs of the job. For example, the competencies listed for a restaurant waiter will differ drastically from the needs of an accountant.
Core competencies include the baseline skills required by the organization for all employees. These are the basic things that employees must fulfil. This will vary from company to company, as it depends on the values, philosophy and goals of each organization, but can include basic requirements like communication skills or teamwork. Most jobs require a basic element of being able to work with other people to some degree.
The goals of the organization are reflected in broad competencies that reflect the strength and uniqueness of the organization. For a company that specializes in international parcel delivery, the core competency would be logistics. Drilling down to an employee’s job within this type of organization, a core competency for an employee could be on-time delivery of customer parcels.
Functional competencies are job-specific skills and behaviours that are unique for each role. Leadership competencies are often used for supervisory and management related roles, although can be applied to any job position that requires an employee to lead others. They include leadership skills and behaviours like decision-making abilities.
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Project managers can use this template when defining key competencies for responsible employees at each stage of the project. Startups can use this template when preparing for a meeting with investors.
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