Robin Kessler - Competency Speaker and HR Consultant

Expect changes in competencies

In Uncategorized on November 30, 2010 at 4:00 pm

While most of the information on competencies is the same as it has been since I’ve been learning about the area, the field does change in certain ways. I remember when I first talked to Signe Spencer, the Hay Group expert on competencies,  in 2004, she told me that the competency, integrity, was becoming more widely used. Remember, we’d just seen the problems with Enron and WorldComm.

In 2006, I was in the Boston area and had the privilege of meeting Signe in person. At that point, she told me that the competency, information seeking, or research, was becoming more and more important.

As the economy changes and organizations are looking for new ways to survive, we can guess that key leaders in forward thinking organizations are looking hard at what it will take for them to be successful in the future. And that means we may see some organizations throughout the world emphasizing different competencies than they were three years ago.

For the employees strategic enough to anticipate the change and advocate for themselves effectively, the next few years may offer some very interesting opportunities. Expect to see those changes.

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