Competency Modeling

Supporting the design and implementation of competency frameworks
 Competency Modeling
Linking strategy to talent

Many organizations struggle with performance due to a lack of alignment between their goals and talent related processes.

Competency modeling helps organizations successfully match specific people to specific roles, even as the requirements of those roles continuously change and evolve.

Aligning organizational goals with individual capabilities

Our competency modeling solutions involve an analysis of the organization’s strategy and the talent requirements needed to fulfill it.

In order to activate strategies and drive their execution, this information is then translated into a detailed framework that defines and prioritizes the capabilities needed for the successful completion of every role in the organization.

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Our services in competency modeling

Framework design and implementation

We create comprehensive behavioral and technical competency frameworks that are customized to the organization’s goals and industry, map these to job roles, and support their integration with existing talent processes.

Online competency management

We provide an online system to automate the management of your organization design and competency framework, assess workforce competencies and enable career planning.
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Online competency assessment

We facilitate the exercise by providing a digital platform that streamlines the entire process. Our online assessment solution simplifies 360° appraisal of employee knowledge and competencies whenever needed, and provides progress updates and results through visual dashboards and automated reports.
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Building-Blocks of Talent

Competencies are the skills, attitudes and attributes required in an organization’s employees for it to achieve its strategic goals. They are the building blocks of the organization's collective talent and a way to define, communicate and measure job performance.

Considered the starting-point for many talent management processes, they provide a methodology to align individual performance to strategy, goals and objectives. They create a common language for talent and easily communicate what is important for success.

Foundation for many aspects of talent management

Embedding a competency model into talent management practices and processes ensures closer alignment between talent strategy and business strategy.

Through competency modeling, we help our clients create a firm foundation for various talent management processes such as job profiling, recruitment, assessment, performance management, learning and development, succession planning, and career planning. The competency framework makes these processes more cohesive, creates a consistent, measurable and objective data-driven system for talent decisions, and aligns an organization’s people to its strategy.

Unique to the organization

We design competency frameworks that are centered around our clients’ organizational needs and objectives, and drawn from their talent strategies. Through interviews and workshops involving key stakeholders, we identify the requisite competencies and develop a framework that defines indicators for each proficiency level of the competency as well as the proficiency levels required for each role’s mastery.

The framework is aligned with the organization’s direction, culture, people, and market environment, and integrated into talent management processes to support their execution.

Specialized industry experience

We have worked with leading global and regional clients from the private and public sector across the GCC, helping them to adopt competency models in their talent management functions. We have carried out extensive work in competency modeling for the banking sector, creating technical competency frameworks for all banking job functions.

We have also designed comprehensive technical and behavioral competency frameworks that are fully aligned with UAE federal government requirements for job functions. In addition, we have developed competency models for the retail and commerce sector that have been implemented with great success, with a special focus on enhancing e-commerce and customer service and experience.

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Talk to us to find out how we can help you establish and adopt a competency model for your talent management activities.

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