Jobs, competencies and skills

Jobs, competency frameworks and skills taxonomies form the basis of sound talent management.
Do you have the right building blocks in place?

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Jobs, competencies and skills

To ensure that talent management is built on a solid foundation, certain building blocks need to be in place.

These building blocks are quality job descriptions, competency models and skills taxonomies. If these are not in place or of poor quality, all attempts at building the talent pipeline will be at odds. It will have a negative effect on talent assessment, development and retention.

Job or role descriptions typically summarize the expected outputs, quality standards and measurements associated with a role.

Competency frameworks indicate the type of behaviours that job incumbents require to successfully execute their roles. It can consist of generic or core behaviours that everyone shares, specific behaviours associated with specific roles, as well as those behaviours that are associated with leadership.

Skills taxonomies typical refer to the library of functional or technical requirements to fulfil job responsibilities across the organization. Skills taxonomies need to be curated for each organization to correspond with their business processes, although the bulk of it may be inter-organizational, like skill in MS Excel.

The above begs the following questions: How current are your job descriptions? Have they been standardized and verified? Do you know what skills and competencies your business require to succeed? Now and in future?


Auditing your job descriptions in line with your strategic objectives and business requirements.

Compiling new role descriptions with accompanying quality standards to ensure that everyone has role clarity and their outputs support business realities.

Developing competency models that correspond with those behaviours that reflect the attitude with which work should be executed.

Developing skills matrices that make provision for your current and future skills needs.

Creating career pathways based on your job, competency and skills frameworks to facilitate career progression and internal mobility options.

Let’s help you develop up-to-date and relevant job descriptions with the accompanying competencies and skills that reflect you business objectives.

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