Core Competencies

How to Use Core Competencies

Core competencies can be used to translate your company’s values into observable and measurable expectations. You can use core competencies to assess job candidates against your company’s values when making hiring decisions. You can include them in your performance reviews. You can even use them as a guidepost in your learning and development program.


Defining Core Competencies

Tips for Defining Core Competencies

Too often, organizations have vision and value statements that sound nice but have no real meaning. For example, “We value team spirit” or “We put the client first” or “Integrity above all else.” What do these statements mean exactly? How do I know if I am acting with integrity or promoting team spirit? What does that look like?