Tuesday, 25 October 2011

What's Happening with Competencies Today?

Unfortunately, organizations often experienced difficulties implementing and reaping the full benefit of Competency-based human resource processes because they were primarily paper-based. Today, competencies are enjoying a resurgence of popularity with the development of affordable enterprise-wide systems software. These systems make it easy for managers to use competencies in planning for, acquiring, developing and promoting the talent needed to make their organizations more successful. Likewise, information on the knowledge, skills and abilities employees need to be successful in their jobs and careers, as well as on-line competency assessment and learning tools make it easier for employees to take ownership of their careers and develop themselves in ways that will advance their job skills and careers. Finally, these talent management systems make it easier for human resource professionals to move away from time-consuming transactional personnel activities, and refocus their efforts on the value-added strategic management of the human capital of the organization. In fact, research firms such as The Gartner Group, Bersin and Aberdeen have identified enterprise-wide Competency-based talent management systems as a mainstream trend and a wave of the future for organizations that want to gain the full value out of the investments they have made in their human capital.

This post is based on content from 'Competency-Based Management That Works!' by Suzanne Simpson.

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