Training a Competency Model "Identifies the Competencies Essay

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A competency model "identifies the competencies necessary for each job as well as the knowledge, skills, behavior and personality characteristics underlying each competency." This is related to job analysis is that the latter "refers to the process of developing a description of the job's tasks, duties and responsibilities." The job analysis also develops "the specifications (knowledge, skills and abilities" that an employee must have to perform the job. There is by these definitions specific overlap between the two. While the job analysis highlights what is needed to do the job, the competency model tends to focus on the underlying characteristics behind the tasks that must be performed.

There is a process that is used to develop a competency model. This process begins by conducting a strategic business analysis that outlines what the business wants to do. From there, jobs and positions are identified. These are the roles that will contribute to the business meeting its objectives. At that point, interviews should be conducted. The researcher will want to…

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Noe, R.A. (2010). Employee training and development. (5th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill/Irwin. See page 127-129 also review figure 3.4

Chapter 3-page 102-132

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