The world of work is changing like never before. As people learn to navigate this new world, certain skills or key competencies have become especially important for both the organization and the individual to succeed.
In order to thrive, organizations need to take the time to define the competencies or skills needed for success across all roles. By describing it, you can measure it and make better hires, onboard people, manage their performance, and help them to learn and to grow while navigating their own career paths.
As the world of work continues to evolve, providing employees with the learning opportunities and helping them to develop the skills they need to succeed has become even more important. A key anchor for any learning and development program is competencies. Competencies define those essential behaviours people need to succeed.
Does your company have defined values? Do you find it hard to reinforce these values and encourage your people to live and breathe them?
So, you have decided to define the key competencies or skills needed for successful performance across your different roles. Now, you are wondering what you should do with your leadership roles because leaders often require a completely different skill set than those technical experts or specialists.
A Career Development program allows an employee to reflect on their career interests and goals and identify roles that they may wish to move into. After an employee has identified a career path, they can determine how well their knowledge, experience, and competencies fit the requirements of the role. The employee can then develop an individual learning and development plan to address any gaps. A career development framework can help you to organize your program, policies, procedures, and tools so that all employees can take ownership of their careers.