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Competency Definition Template


Define and measure what makes your people successful in their roles

Every role has key job competencies that identify the demonstrated skills and abilities required for success in that position. Competencies are a tremendously useful tool for communicating expectations about how work gets done.

They also help you define, communicate and develop your organizational culture and competitive differentiators.

While you can use off-the-shelf competency libraries, typically it's best to create your own list of competencies, complete with detailed definitions; this helps your organization communicate more exactly and specifically the behaviors and skills it values and that help it achieve success.

Capture competencies and detailed descriptions in this template

To help you capture these competencies and detailed descriptions, we've created a template that helps you:

  • Identify and describe the competencies that are important to your organization's success and to success in various roles
  • Describe what the various levels of demonstration look like to your employees
  • Provide sample feedback text managers can use in performance appraisals or discussions
  • Group these competencies into meaningful categories for easier reference

We've also provided you with sample competency content from our competency library to help guide your efforts. Download the Competency Definition Template to get started!

Learn even more about the keys to successful competency management in our Competency Management Center of Excellence.

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Competency Definition Template

Rethink what talent management should be and download the Competency Definition Template to transform your people and your business, creating more value every step of the way.

Competency Definition Template

Rethink what talent management should be and download the Competency Definition Template to transform your people and your business, creating more value every step of the way.

Competency Definition Template

Rethink what talent management should be and download the Competency Definition Template to transform your people and your business, creating more value every step of the way.

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