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.