Competency model 

Competency model (competency system) is a basic HR tool designed to combine all company personnel management tools in a coherent and logical way.   


    When do I need a competency model?

  • During recruitment and selection – competency descriptions provide basis for developing a detailed candidate profile and tools for recruitment and selection. Competencies are clear guidelines for assessing the level of candidates’ competencies.
  • During adaptation of new employees – competency model is a great source of information for a new employee about company’s expectation and criteria for the assessment of behaviours, attitudes and performance. For this reason, this tool is very helpful in affecting the new employees’ attitudes. 
  • When assessing employees – competency model is a basis of audits (AC/DC) and employee appraisal systems (180° and 360° feedback).
  • When defining career paths – competency model may be used to precisely define criteria for transition between positions and vertical promotions.
  • During training – competency model is a foundation for defining competency deficiencies, based on which proper directions and forms of development may be planned.


What are the benefits of using a competency model?

Systematise key tasks, accountabilities and authorizations at certain positions. 
Creating basis for making decisions on recruitment and selection, competency assessment and efficiency of employee performance.
Competency model may be used for projects related to designing bonus systems and salary grids. 
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