Defining Skills and Competencies – The Common Language of HR

Understanding the common language and shared interest around skills and competencies within departments and an organization as a whole can encourage organizational alignment.

If we are aligned, organizations will hire, develop, and promote individuals based on criteria that is standardized and validated throughout the organization. This will improve engagement and retention and save the organization a substantial amount of time and money.

Often in organizations, as we grow, we break HR into many departments with specific roles and functions. What can happen, as a result, is the development of “silos”. Too often each operates independently and the result can be a costly impact on the organization. Departments can end up investing in similar technology solutions and inadvertently create barriers to data going from one solution to another. Resulting in lower productivity and wasted capital.

Webcast agenda

  • Why increased focus on talent?
  • Definitions
  • Competency types
  • Why are they important
  • Pitfalls
  • Best practices
  • Use of competencies in each HR area
  • How to leverage them in your talent management solution

About the presenter

Terri Joosten
Global VP of Business Development
HR Strategies Consulting

As an HR evangelist Terri drives business results and enables companies to engage their people through effective HR Strategies and Technologies. We enable C-Suite and senior HR leaders to drive business results through effective utilization of their most valuable assets, their people.

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