10 Reasons Why you should work in a Competency Based Organization

1) Fairness in performance evaluation

Based on competencies required from each role, key performance indicators are generated; to support a more specific objective assessment for strengths and target areas for development

 2) Outlines employee and career development

Providing development tools for enhancing employees’ skills and training milestones are recorded and acknowledged by the organization, organization ensures funding training activities that are goal-oriented and productive

3) Role clarification that leads to more employee involvement and empowerment

Each role has its detailed description, that entails the competencies required, understanding your job well; encourages you to work better and be more empowered

4) Proper promotional paths within the organization

Identify success criteria and performance excellence required to be successful in each role, and constantly ensure professional development and succession planning across all organization

5) Sets clear performance expectations for employees

Clarifies job standards required; to be successful in a specific role, and out of functional competencies, a reference resource should be offered for all the day-to-day requirements

6) Translates the organization’s vision and values into expected employee behavior

Core competencies are elicited from the company’s vision and strategy to shape the behaviors of all the employees, out of the core competencies, all employees should have an expected behavior reflecting the company’s values

7) Improves the overall organizational performance

As each employee knows what is required from him/her precisely, and on what scale they will be evaluated; employees should be more productive and accountable, that will gradually create work efficiencies and professionalism

8) Provides a mechanism for the recognition of employees’ abilities

Records the employee’s acquisition of the skills, knowledge, and other behaviors relating to each task, documenting any evidence for positive attitudes in the employee’s performance evaluation form

9) Improves communication between employee and management

Now there is a commonly used language inside the organization called “Competencies” employees and managers are being able to effectively interact in terms of competencies required from each job; enabling them to make better decisions and work more effectively

10) Increases the potential for job satisfaction

Fair evaluation, clarified roles, better communication and recognition of employee abilities; all these are enough factors to increase job satisfaction