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What is a competency framework?

A competency framework is a grid or list that displays (a) competencies required to successfully perform in the job or (b) future business requirements:

• May come from key criteria set out in job description or person specification.
• May be divided into categories such as core, advanced and specialist.
• Informs the design of the Assessment Center or Development Center.

Some example competencies

• Decisiveness
• Leadership
• Productivity
• Flexibility
• Organizational skill
• Judgment
• Problem analysis
• Planning
• Initiative
• Oral communication
• Written communication
• Managing change
• Valuing diversity