What you need to know about competency assessments.

A competency assessment is used to map the skills, knowledge and personal attributes a person needs to perform in a role. This type of assessment is commonly used to support recruitment and selection, for monitoring performance and creating learning and development opportunities for existing employees.

If an individual isn’t assessed against the competencies relevant to their job, employers could recruit or promote people who are not well suited to their role, which can be disruptive and costly to the organisation.

A competency assessment allows everyone involved in the recruitment, or learning and development process, to work from established criteria. This means that assessors, employers, employees and applicants all speak a ‘common language’ when it comes to the things they are looking for.

What we do.

Determining whether a person possesses the knowledge and skills required for a role doesn’t have to be difficult. With the right understanding of what is needed, access to the right tools and training, we can help.

Watch our short video to learn more about Competency Assessments, and how we can help you to recruit or promote the right people.

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Benefits of this assessment.

Identify the knowledge, skills, and behaviours required for a individual to successfully perform in a role, team or the organisation
Supports the recruitment and selection process by helping organisations to recruit, select and retain talented individuals
Aids performance and succession planning by identifying skills gaps in the workforce and areas where development is necessary
Motivate and engage your employees by recognising the skills and knowledge they possess, and empower their career development

Assessment information.

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A competency assessment is ideal for organisations interested in mapping the skills, knowledge and personal attributes a person needs to perform in a role.  This type of assessment is recommended for those involved in the recruitment and selection process and is used to determine if a candidate possesses the core competencies needed to perform in a role.

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Practitioner Training is for organisations that want to create a pool of in-house assessors and trainers, capable of carrying out assessments and delivering professional training and feedback to others.

A practitioner may be an existing trainer who is supplementing or reinforcing their skills or somebody less experienced. This course includes:

  • The principles of Competency Assessments
  • Developing key assessment and training skills
  • Improving confidence and capability

Any type of organisation can adopt this model. However, it is best suited to large organisations or those that have a frequent need to carry out assessments and deliver training.

Our partners.

Bloom Procurement North East Ambulance Service National Ambulance Resilience Unit East of England Ambulance Service East Midlands Chamber of Commerce NHS Employers

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