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What is a Competency Model?

 , updated on July 07, 2023
A competency model is a framework that describes the abilities, knowledge and skills required to perform business functions. This is used to standardize and improve recruiting, training & development, performance management, career planning, succession planning and other human resources processes. In its simplest form, a competency model is a list of skills. These may be organized into a hierarchical structure of categories. A system for rating skills according to a scale may also be included.
Overview: Competency Models
Type
Human Resource Management
Definition
A framework that describes the abilities, knowledge and skills required for positions or business functions.
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