How to define what good looks like

There's a recurring theme when talking with HR decision-makers: how to establish a common understanding and way of defining what ‘Good’ looks like for key roles in an organisation. Everyone you ask has a different opinion, and judges it differently. What do we have available to help us in this?…

Making competencies work – the nuts and bolts of your organisation

Embedding a competency framework across all your assessment processes is another critical step to making your framework come alive. It is surprising how often we find that different processes (e.g., leadership development programmes, 360 degree questionnaires and executive search briefs) adopt different criteria and use language that is not consistent with the core behavioural expectations in the organisation.…

Bringing your competency framework to life

In our last blog post we looked at how to spring clean your competency framework. Once you've refreshed and updated it, you can begin to think about where the opportunities are for competencies to show their face in the day to day operation of your organisation. In what ways are competencies visible?  What would you see if your competency model was really ‘alive’? Competencies can be expressed in any of the following:…

Time to spring clean your competency framework?

If you already have a competency framework that has been in place for more than a couple of years, it may be in need of a strategic review and see how it's working for your business. Probably a good first step is to look at how and where your competencies are used and where they can be reinforced.  To help, here's a list of the reference points and factors for you to bear in mind as part of this:…

Time to revisit your competency framework?

Just when you thought that competency frameworks were all but dead,  we're seeing a resurgence in the market. Many invested in competency frameworks during the 90s heyday – and have retained a firm belief in the unrealised potential of a common language for performance and behaviour – and now we're witnessing a number of organisations ‘refreshing’ their frameworks and committing renewed energy to bringing them to life and putting competencies to work.…

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